We are finally half way through the week! Today at work, there was a magazine FULL of Christmas recipes. On my mom's side of the family, everyone brings different dishes, and we kind of have a potluck type thing for Christmas! My family usually brings a cheese-ball, cream cheese ham and pickle roll ups, and a cold pasta salad. So I decided to make some copies of some NEW recipes to try, I thought I would share a couple because they look so delicious!
BLT Pasta Salad
Cook 2 cups spiral pasta according to package directions; drain. Cook and crumble 1lb. bacon (I personally like the microwavable stuff, its so easy, avoids the nasty mess, AND tastes just as good). Add 1 large seeded chopped tomato and 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing. Toss with pasta. Combine with 3 cups torn romaine lettuce before serving. Serves 6.
Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
1 1/4 lean ground turkey
1 pkg frozen stir fry vegetable blend thawed
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 Tbsp. reduced fat creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger root
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 green onions, chopped
10 Boston lettuce leaves
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir turkey over medium high heat until no longer pink.
Coarsely chop mixed vegetables, add to the pan. Stir in teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, ginger, vinegar, and oil. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Removed from heat. Stir in onions. Place mixture in lettuce leaf, fold over filling.
Finally, Ill end with a delicious cozy drink that will warm you up inside!
Hot Malted Chocolate
4 cups 2% milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup malted milk powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
In a large saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar;beat until soft peaks form
Whisk chocolate chips and milk powder into milk until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat, and whisk in vanilla. Pour into mugs, serve with whipped cream on top!