Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift. Don't grieve God. Don't break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don't take such a gift for granted. Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:29-32 (The Message)
Ephesians 4:29-32 (The Message)
Thursday - Gobbler Cobbler, Easy Corn-on-the-cob with Herbed Butter and Simplest Cole Slaw
I love the name of tonight's casserole! It just can't help but bring to mind that funny noise that we all associate with the beloved turkey! I've been thinking a lot about the Pilgrims this week. I know, I know it's not even quite October yet, let alone November, but we've been studying the Puritans and the Pilgrims for the past couple of weeks. This time around (we do the four year classical cycle) it's at a much deeper level than when we were reading from the primary A Beka readers or the "First Chapter Books" we have on Squanto. As the kids are now in the rhetoric and logic stages of the trivium, we are really looking at who these first colonist really were, what these folks believed and how they lived out their faith. We have found that they were pretty big on taking the Bible literally - even the stuff that's really hard to do - like keeping a watch on our tongue! When I came across the verse listed at the top of the post this morning, I knew God was speaking to me through His Word. Just as I associate a noisy "gobble-gobble" with a turkey, others associate me with the "noise" that proceeds from my mouth. Am I spreading harmony, good will and the love of Christ, or I am spreading bitterness and sewing seeds of discord? It is a lot that think about! Would that I would be found faithful in doing as the Lord instructs!
We really liked the flavor of Gobbler Cobbler. Unfortunately, it turned out a bit soupy. I made my gravy using two turkey gravy packets. Maybe I should have used jarred. Adding a can of cream of chicken might be a fix, too. I feel like some of the moisture came from the mushrooms and frozen peas and turkey. Since we liked the flavor of this dish so well, I'll give it another shot, making a few adjustments. I thought the Grands topping worked pretty well. Let me know if you try this recipe and how it turns out for you!
Emily, over at Marvelous Recipes, gave this a try, and hers looks really yummy, with a nice consistency. Check out her version HERE!
The original recipe called for a Bisquick crust. I’m using the Grands biscuits instead. I’ve included the directions for using the Bisquick.
2 1/2 cups turkey gravy (jarred or made from packet)
3 cups cooked turkey chunks (can substitute chicken)
1 1/2 cups frozen peas
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
½ - 1 cup frozen chopped onions (If using fresh, sauté a few minutes before adding to recipe.)
2/3 cup Sonoma dried tomato bits (optional)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, divided
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning divided
1 (5-count) Grands Flaky Biscuits
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In 3-quart saucepan combine gravy, turkey, peas, mushrooms, tomato bits, water, 1 tablespoon of the parsley and 1/2 teaspoon of the poultry seasoning. Stir occasionally over medium-low heat until mixture comes to a boil.
Pour turkey mixture into a 9x13 baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray. Pull biscuits in half and place on top of turkey mixture. Place on baking sheet and bake about 15 - 20 minutes, until turkey mixture is bubbly and biscuits are golden brown.
Alternate Bisquick topping:
2 1/4 cups reduced-fat buttermilk baking mix
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper (1/4 to 1/2)
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons low-fat milk
Combine the baking mix, the remaining parsley and poultry seasoning, the pepper and milk; mix just to blend thoroughly.
Top turkey mixture with baking mix mixture, dropping with spoon in six equal mounds.