Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Social Recipes

Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert

1-pre-made graham cracker crust

1-8 oz regular cream cheese (not light or fat free)

3/4 c. powdered sugar

pinch of salt

1t. vanilla

1-8oz tub of frozen whipped topping thawed (like cool whip, store brands work great)

1 can of raspberry pie filling

Cream the cream cheese with mixer until smooth. Mix in the salt, vanilla and the powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping. Spoon into the crust. Pour the pie filling on the top, you may not need the whole can. Cover it with the plastic cover from the pie crust. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. This can be made the night before.
Herbed Turkey Breast Roast
1 Turkey Breast Roast (4-5 lbs)
Olive Oil
1t. black pepper
1/2 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. dried parsley
1/4 t. marjoram
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. onion powder
Mix the herbs and seasonings together. brush the turkey roast with olive oil then sprinkle the herb mixture all over the roast. place the roast on a rack in a shallow pan. Roast according to directions for the size of the roast. (325 degrees until the roast reaches about 170-175 degrees)
Remove from the oven and cover with tin foil for about 10 minutes before slicing.
Marsala Sauce
( for 12 people)
1 cup of real butter
3 slices prosciutto ham
2T. minced purple onion
2T. minced garlic
16 oz. fresh slice mushrooms
3/4 c. Marsala cooking wine
3/4 t. black pepper
2T. cornstarch
3 cups chicken bouillon or chicken stock
1T. fresh minced parsley
6 T. heavy cream
Melt the butter over low in saucepan. Turn the heat to medium/ high to saute the prosciutto in the melted butter for about 2-3 minutes ( be careful to not burn the butter). Add the purple onion and garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Add the Marsala, simmer for another 30 seconds or so, then add the mushrooms and pepper. Simmer over medium/ high heat for 5 minutes. Dissolve the cornstarch in the chicken bouillon add it to the sauce pan and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Add the parsley and the cream to the sauce and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until it thicken some. Remove from the heat and keep covered until it is needed.

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