Turkey Fennel Skillet Dinner #SundaySupper

Turkey Fennel Skillet Dinner. A one pan meal of ground turkey, fennel, tomatoes, pasta and spices. A meal your family will love.
Turkey Fennel Skillet Dinner
Skillet dinners are big at our house. I grew up enjoying one pan meals. My mom worked, so quick dinners were her go to meals.
We often had a combo of leftovers to round out a meal.
Then there was Sunday.
Mom was off. She got to make a regular sit down meal. Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn for example. Good stuff.
Sundays stayed as days we shared a meal even after I was grown.
Mom watched my daughter on Sundays while I worked. I’d come home to a cooked meal at her house. I miss those days.
Sunday Supper Movement understands that feeling.

January is Sunday Supper Month!

Sunday is a great time to slow down and invest a little more time into the family meal. Pop in a roast or simmer a sauce on the stovetop to develop those deep, rich flavors and allow the aromas waft through your home creating that wonderful anticipation for the moment the family gathers around the table to enjoy Sunday Supper together.

We’re encouraging our readers to make Sunday Supper their routine. Take the Sunday Supper Pledge, and let’s create a collection of delicious Sunday Supper Recipes we can enjoy for generations to come.
Turkey Fennel Skillet Dinner reminds me that it’s not how long it takes to cook the meal. It’s not how elaborate you make it. It’s about sharing a meal when you can.
Turkey Fennel Skillet Dinner
Turkey Fennel Skillet Dinner

Here’s a quick step by step video!

Turkey Fennel Skillet Dinner

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup sliced fennel
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh sliced spinach
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 2 cups cooked pasta

Instructions

  • Saute onion and fennel in oil until sweated.
  • Add turkey, salt and pepper. Brown.
  • Add tomatoes, broth, black beans, spinach, cumin, garlic and coriander.
  • Stir in pasta. Cook until thoroughly heated and turkey is completely cooked.
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The Sunday Supper Movement is committed to bringing our readers delicious recipes that encourage them to gather and eat together around the family table. Search for your favorite ingredients on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Sunday Supper Pinterest boards for plenty more ideas and inspiration.

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Chicken Sloppy Joes #BudgetMeals #FestiveFoodies

Chicken Sloppy Joes make an easy on the budget meal everyone will enjoy. Slightly sweet, slightly smoky and so good! Serve with grilled vegetables or salad.
Chicken Sloppy Joes
Welcome to #BudgetMeals !
budget meals
I’m happy to be hosting our Festive Foodies Budget Meals event!
Easy, inexpensive meals are always on my menu. I feel it’s great to splurge once in a while. I don’t live by mac and cheese alone! Although mac and cheese is inexpensive AND comforting. Win, win in my book!
A good BBQ is in store this week. Chicken is my choice for protein.
Chicken Sloppy Joes
If you’re not in the mood for chicken, that’s okay. This recipe can be made with any ground meat.

Ground chicken is often a good buy out of the ground meats in the case. I love beef and make it often. Ground turkey appears in a lot of dinners too.
Chicken Sloppy Joes
I use a tomato paste base. A bit sweet with brown sugar. A bit smoky with smoked salt and smoked paprika. All balanced out with Worcestershire and red wine vinegar.
Pile it high on a soft roll or Kaiser roll for a tasty treat!


Chicken Sloppy Joes

Chicken Sloppy Joes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 buns
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sauce
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions and celery. Saute 1 minute.
  • Add chicken. Cook thoroughly.
  • Add tomato paste, brown sugar, salt and paprika. Mix in.
  • Add Worcestershire, vinegar and garlic. Cook thoroughly.
  • Serve on rolls.
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Food for Thought..How do you stretch your food budget dollars? I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below.

Enjoy these tasty, easy on your budget meal ideas from Festive Foodies!

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Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup #SundaySupper

Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup chases away winter chills. A hearty soup that stands up to freezing and reheating.

Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup

It’s late. No time for me to shop for dinner.
Wait! I can pull something out of the freezer. Something easy to defrost, wholesome and inexpensive.

Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup
Did I mention it was also homemade?
Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup

This week Sunday Supper is hitting the deep freeze. By that I mean we’re making freezer meals!

Healthy Make Ahead Freezer Meals

New Years usually means resolutions to eat healthier. Which can sometimes be difficult with crazy busy schedules. Share your healthy make ahead freezer meals to get us all through the busy winter without ordering take out.

Soup tops my must make meals in winter. It’s so easy to make a big batch and freeze some for later.
Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup cooks in one pot. It easily reheats on the stove-top or microwaved.
I like using chicken sausage in soups and casseroles. It’s leaner and holds it shape when separated from the casing.
Today you can find chicken sausage in all kinds of flavors. Apple and maple, hickory, feta and spinach and my favorite, sweet Italian. Some brands even add peppers and onions. YUM!
Start with quality chicken stock. Add mirepoix and greens for some veggies. A few springs of fresh thyme and some lemon juice. That little bit of acid from the lemon makes a big difference.
I also like to cook the rice in with the soup. To me it absorbs all the flavors better that way.
How do you cook rice for soup?
Here’s the recipe. Don’t forget to freeze some for later!

Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup

Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup

Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken sausage (plain or Italian) casing removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 64 ounces chicken stock
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups rice

Instructions

  • Break sausage into bite-sized pieces. Place pieces and oil in a large skillet. Brown on all sides.
  • Reduce heat and add stock, carrots, celery, onion, kale and thyme. Bring to a boil.
  • Add rice. Reduce heat and simmer until rice and sausage are thoroughly cooked.
  • Remove thyme sprigs and add lemon
  • Cool completely before freezing.
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The Sunday Supper Movement is committed to bringing our readers delicious recipes that encourage them to gather and eat together around the family table. Search for your favorite ingredients on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Sunday Supper Pinterest boards for plenty more ideas and inspiration.

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Strawberry Ginger Champagne Cocktail #CocktailParty

Strawberry Ginger Champagne Cocktail bubbly, sweet with a ginger kick! Perfect for any occasion.
Strawberry Ginger Champagne Cocktail
Welcome to our #CocktailParty !
New Year’s eve is just around the corner. Looking for something different to serve or just enjoy? We have some great ideas for you! From cider drinks to sangria. It’s here!

My contribution is with champagne. A little bubbly goes a long way.
Champagne toasts are on most people’s list. When the clock hits 12:00 be prepared!

The drink itself doesn’t need to be boring. You can spice it up with homemade strawberry syrup and a bit of fresh ginger.

Here’s a quick video to entice you! :)

Strawberry Ginger Champagne Cocktail starts with a simple syrup. I use fresh strawberries, grated ginger, sugar and water. Simple right?
Add a fresh strawberry garnish. Easy. You’ll have a tasty drink you’re guests will love.

I use fresh from Florida Florida Strawberries for best results!

Here’s a great time-saver. You can set up the glasses with chilled syrup ahead of time. Add the champagne at toast time!

strawberry ginger syrup

Make it a mocktail. Use ginger ale instead for the kids and those avoiding alcohol.

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Strawberry Ginger Champagne Cocktail

 

Strawberry Ginger Champagne Cocktail

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

  • 1 11-ounce bottle champagne
  • 2 strawberries for garnish
  • syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries (I use Florida Strawberries)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

Instructions

  • Place water, strawberries, sugar and ginger in a 1-quart saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  • Cook until strawberries soften and syrup thickens. Strain and cool.
  • Fill flutes halfway with cooled syrup.
  • Top with champagne and garnish with fresh strawberries.
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Strawberry Ginger Champagne Cocktail

Food for Thought… Do you use fresh fruit in your cocktail creations? Do you make your own syrups? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!

Enjoy these tasty cocktail ideas from our #CocktailParty bloggers!

 

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