Monday, January 7

Good Eating Monday: Cheese & Turkey Sausage Muffins

Welcome to a new week of January!
Mama Kat herself visited last weeks 'Blog Tips' segment and left a comment! How cool is that!
We took the tree down this past weekend. I even took the time to repair a couple light strings before putting them away---which isn't something I often do. Takes a lot of patience I don't always have for the task. The tree had four strings of lights on it and all four strings ranged from sporadic individual twinklers out to whole sections. Turns out I was only able to save 2 strings. The 2 with whole segments out couldn't be fixed.
I guess we'll be buying a couple sets of new lights next season.
Today's Good Eating recipe is one I've developed myself:

Low-fat Cheese & Turkey Sausage Muffins.
My goal was a muffin that would have the flavor of sage dressing.
They're a savory muffin; not sweet and well-suited to be a side dish to any meat or soup.
Eating one with your coffee in the morning makes for a great breakfast, too!
 

Lo-Fat Cheese & Turkey Sausage Muffins:

1 package Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Hearty Sausage Turkey Crumbles
1/2 cup Shredded 2% Milk Cheddar Cheese
1 1/2 cups Unbleached All-purpose Flour
1/2 cup Wheat Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1/2 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Sage
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Splenda
1 Egg, beaten
1 cup Low-fat Milk
1/2 cup Natural Applesauce
1/8 to 1/4 cup Water
Optionals:
*1/4 cup Onion, chopped & sauteed until transparent

*Substitute for shredded cheese two 1/4 inch slices of Valveeta, diced into small cubes. Some will bubble up out of muffin during baking.
Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 400. In bowl combine flours, baking powder, Splenda, & seasonings. Add milk, applesauce and beaten egg and stir until well combined. Add just enough water to make mix smooth. Fold in whole package of Turkey crumbles, sauteed onion & cheese until well mixed. Batter makes 12 large muffins. Divide all of batter evenly between 12 greased muffin cups in muffin pan. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden brown & toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
(If your pan is dark metal, adjust temp lower to 375.)

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The Jimmy Dean Turkey Crumbles go like hot-cakes at the Commissary, so I buy 2 or 3 whenever I see them in stock and keep them on-hand in the freezer.
Last time I wanted to make my sausage muffins, the Commissary was out of the Crumbles. So I bought fresh Turkey breakfast style sausages instead, removed the casings and browned it with the onion, which worked fine.
Eat up, me hearties, yo-ho!

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