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Meat Buns Anyone?

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So I don’t know about you all, but one of my favourite things to do with leftover turkey, or even chopped up chicky boob is to make stew and after a meal or two of stew I find everyone is getting a bit bored of that…  So then I take that stew and turn it into meat buns!!! I LOVE meat buns! Who doesn’t? They are fast, easy, a full meal in the palm of your hand.  (hehe).

So here is a quickie “how to” on making meat buns.

First thing I do in the morning is set a batch of dough off in the bread maker, I use my usual bread recipe by the way. Just be sure you set it on the dough cycle!
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Get out that gorgeous chicky stew you have made (recipe was up in the previous post)

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Now take a ball of dough, not too large, and spread it out to flatten in your hand – I use my hand to flatten (ish) it. No need to break out the rolling pin.

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A tablespoon or two of stew in the middle. You want a good amount but not too much or else you will have your bun break and the stew will try and escape.

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Fold the bun edges into the center, opposite ends together until your  stew is covered.

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Then I kinda mush the center together lightly to make sure it is all nicely covered.

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Turn it over and make sure your stew is contained, see, all nice and pretty. It is ok if yours are not pretty… They will still taste good.

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This next picture is to show you the dangers of over stuffing the meat bun. (lol! oh the things I write… I am killing it!)

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Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes, until they are nicely browned 🙂

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When I make these up I usually cool them off, bag them, and then pop them into the freezer straight aways. Perfect for meals on the go! So grab a ball in each hand and head out the door in confidence! You will have an amazing lunch on the go! Now go brave those malls and tackle the Christmas shopping!

Jenn

Chicky Stew!

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Friday is our normal day to spotlight another blog or person.  However, we also know  things happen.  What happened this Friday?  Well our featured blogger has been ill for the last week and was unable to be spotlighted today.  So instead we offer this recipe for some nutritious soup that’s bound to make anyone feel at least a little better.

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One of my favourite fall/winter meals is Chicken stew! I will use leftover turkey or even just cut up the chicken breast into small pieces for this meal. It is fairly quick and so hearty!  As per How I like things here is THE recipe, my own, made up after many trials and errors to get it how I like it!

Jenn’s Chicky Stew:

  • Chicken, Leftover turkey or chopped up breast.
  • A celery stick or two
  • A good amount of mushroom (if you like them, I love them)
  • half a butternut squash
  • half a sweet potato
  • 3 med size potatos
  • onion

Sauce:

  • a cup ish of water mixed with OXO (chicken flavour)
  • 2Tbsp brown sugar (or a touch more if you like to taste the sweet a little more)
  • Basil. I do a good teaspoon worth.
  •  Cornstarch mixed with some water for thickening.

First I want you to peel all those squash and spuds, cube and get into seperate pot. The potato cooks slowest so get those in water first and then the butternut squash and then the sweet potato. Let them boil until done.

Once you have that done, move onto the chicken and other veg.

Put your chicken (if using raw boob) in the pan and fry it up. When close to done, add the onions, celery, and the basil.  When the celery and onion are close to done add the mushrooms.

When your veg is cooked, add 2Tbsp of brown sugar and a teaspoon of oil and let it cook for a few minutes, stirring often.

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Then add in your chicken oxo into the pot and heat to just below a boil.

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Add a bit of cornstarch to water. I usually do a 1/8 cup water to 2 Tbsp of cornstarch. (ish)
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Thicken up that sauce and once it is thickened, gravy thick ish NOT pudding thick.  Add in the potato and squash.

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Give it a gentle stir until mixed and everything is nicely coated in sauce.

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And there you have it, a pretty and delicious chicken stew! Perfect for using up that leftover thanksgiving turkey you have! Enjoy! And if you make this please feel free to comment and let me know how you feel about my stew recipe 🙂

Jenn

What is your go-to fall meal?