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Turkey Tamale Pie #SundaySupper

Tamale Pie 4

Thanksgiving is this week, are you ready?  Are you ready for all the leftovers?  Well this year the #SundaySupper team is here to help.  We have about 50 recipes to help you use up those leftovers.  And not just turkey sandwiches :)

I have had this recipe bookmarked forever!  Originally it was made with chicken, but it works great for leftover turkey.  It puts a whole new spin on your Thanksgiving dinner.  The base of this pie is a box corn bread mix.  You mix in a can of cream style corn.  This would be another great opportunity to use up some leftovers.  If you have any kind of corn left from your dinner, just mix that in.  My family makes a creamy, cheesey corn dish for the holidays.  I would use that in a heart beat instead of having to have a can of corn on hand.

This came together very quickly.  In my head I thought it was going to be more work than it was.  After about 10 minutes of work it was baking in the oven, and we were waiting for ooey, gooey, sauce, cheesey goodness.  A little heat from the enchilada sauce, cornbread, and spiced turkey make for a great dinner.  This was a hit in my house, and will be made again and again (with turkey or chicken.

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Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

I am all about eating healthier now that the Holidays are over.  But I have to be real about it.  I can not going to completely give up sweets, that is just not realistic.  It might work for a couple days (if that), but then I will go overboard and eat everything in sight.  This goes for more than just sweets, I am an everything in moderation kind of girl.  Although sometimes I should probably re-evaluate what “moderation” really means.

In my house we don’t have soup without bread.  That is just a rule I have, and since I do the cooking I can enforce it.   We also don’t have chili without cornbread.  They just go together in my mind, and even when trying to eat better, I won’t sacrifice my bread!   This time I made my favorite corn bread recipe into muffins instead of a big “pie”.  That way I could have my one corn muffin and be done.  Perfect compromise in my mind.

This corn bread is moist and sweet.  It makes 12 muffins, or one 9 inch cake pan.  It is thick and hearty, like corn bread should be!  I used to buy the packets of corn muffin mix, but then I found out how easy it is to make at home.  And it is so much better.  You could add in jalapenos, corn, bacon, cheese, green onions etc.  This is a great stand alone bread, but it would be great to spice up as well.

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