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Chicken Tetrazzini
Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich
Easy Gravy
Simple Mashed Potatoes
Spicy Mexican Lasagna
Croque Monsieur

(Family Features) - Are you hungry for home-made meals but find cooking to be a hassle? A simple stop at the deli of your local supermarket or delicatessen can help you turn out great-tasting meals in minutes.

There you'll find a range of foods to make quick and easy home-cooked meals that will fit into the most hectic lifestyles. Instead of spending hours tending roasts, you can order Boar's Head turkey, chicken, ham or roast beef, then use your kitchen time to create tasty gravies and sauces. Or order deli meat sliced thick, then cube it at home and stir it into noodles or layer it in lasagna.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Description
The rich taste of roast chicken pairs well with white wine, herbs and an accent of aged Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or white vermouth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound Boar's Head Aroastica Chicken, sliced 1/2 inch thick, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound egg noodles, cooked al dente
  • 2 tablespoons Boar's Head Imported Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs

Preparation
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. In 2 tablespoons melted butter, saut¿ shallots 1 minute. Add flour, whisk over medium heat 2 minutes. Add stock, wine and half-and-half; then whisk until slightly thickened. Add mushrooms and remove from heat. Stir in seasonings and chicken. Pour mixture into bowl of cooked egg noodles, making sure to coat noodles thoroughly. Move noodle and chicken mixture into 2-quart casserole, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs and dot with remaining tablespoon of butter. Bake until brown and bubbly, about 25 minutes.

Serves
Serves 4

Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich

Description
This simple turkey sandwich is so easy to make that you'll have time to prepare your favorite mashed potatoes, too. The result? Instant comfort food.

Ingredients
  • 4 slices crusty white bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds sliced
  • Boar's Head Ovengold Roast Breast of Turkey

Preparation
    1. Brush bread with butter, then toast under broiler. Layer turkey on toasted bread.
    2. Serve with gravy, simple mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and cranberry relish.

Serves
Serves 4

Easy Gravy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 minced shallot or 3 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine or white vermouth (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preparation
    1. Melt butter, add flour and whisk 1 minute over medium heat. Add shallots and continue to whisk 1 minute longer. Whisk in broth until smooth, then wine and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until gravy coats back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.

Serves
Serves 4

Simple Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 8 small round white potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation
    1. Quarter and simmer potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to cooking pot.
    2. Mash with large fork or masher. Add butter and sour cream a bit at a time, and continue to mash until reaching desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serves
Serves 4

Spicy Mexican Lasagna

Description
This spicy casserole only takes minutes to prepare and heats in 20 minutes. To save time, cook green peppers ahead.

Ingredients
  • 1 green pepper, washed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups prepared salsa
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced Boar's Head Salsalito Roasted Turkey
  • Breast, diced in 3/4-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces large, restaurant-style tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 pound Boar's Head Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeño, grated on large holes of box grater

Preparation
    1. Heat broiler or grill. Cut green pepper in half through stem and set aside half for another use. Stem and seed. Cook green pepper with flesh facing flame until skin blisters, about 3 minutes. Remove to paper bag or wrap in paper towel. When cool enough to handle, rub off charred skin and dice pepper 1/4 inch thick.
    2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Use olive oil to grease bottom and sides of 8 x 8-inch glass baking dish. In bowl, mix salsa, diced pepper and turkey pieces.
    3. Place layer of chips in baking dish. Top with 1/3 of salsa mixture. Make 2 more layers, ending with chips. Use spatula to spread sour cream across top.
    4. Sprinkle shredded cheese over all. Bake until top is browned and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Serves
Serves 6

Croque Monsieur

Description
Originally served in a Paris café in 1910, the Croque Monsieur sandwich was made of Gruyère cheese and lean ham between two slices of crustless bread, which was then fried in clarified butter (regular butter can be substituted). Today, many variations of this sandwich abound, although the original is still popular and is served as a casual meal in most bars and cafés throughout France and Switzerland.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Boar's Head Gruyère Cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 4 thin slices cooked Boar's Head Smoked Virginia Ham
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

Preparation
    1. In bowl, stir together Gruyère, sour cream and mustard, and spread mixture evenly over 2 bread slices.
    2. Top with ham and cover each with remaining bread. Spread tops of sandwiches lightly with 2 tablespoons butter. Invert sandwiches into large skillet; spread remaining 2 tablespoons butter on remaining 2 bread slices.
    3. Grill sandwiches over moderate to high heat, turning them once, 6 to 8 minutes, or until they are golden brown on both sides and cheese has melted.

Serves
Serves 2

SOURCE: Boar's Head



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