How to Make Collard Greens

Can you smell the turkey in the oven? The casseroles… ? How about the delicious, buttery rolls and pumpkin pie?

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we are so looking forward to our favorite family holiday! We love how food can bring family around the table and are so thankful for all God has provided.

In preparation for tomorrow, we’ve got one more dish to share with you that we absolutely love; collard greens. If you’ve never made them, don’t you worry! We’ve got an easy video tutorial just for you: (Click Me!)

Collard Greens Recipe:

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Ingredients

  • Two smoked turkey wings
  • Soul Food Spicy seasoning
  • Two TBSP of oil of your choice
  • Collard greens

In a large pot (with a lid):

  • Place in two smoked turkey wings
  • Pour in water (let simmer)
  • Add Soul Food Spicy seasoning (season to taste)
  • Add 2 TBSP of oil
  • Bring to a boil and add rinsed and washed collard greens; shred turkey
  • Add more Soul Food Spicy seasoning
  • Mix well and cover – turn heat to low (for chewy collards, cook for 45 minutes; for silky collards, cook for 2 hours)

*Tip: Save the leftover liquids for bread dipping!

Keep cooking,

The Seasonest Family

Meal Prepping: Repurposing Thanksgiving Leftovers

Happy Motivation Monday!

It’s Courtney again! We know Thanksgiving is almost here and we wanted to be prepped, so we’re continuing meal prepping with a holiday twist; Thanksgiving leftovers.

We know you’re all very creative with how you use your leftovers, so we wanted to join in and show you what we’re doing this year!

Here is how we plan to repurpose our turkey and tasty treats:

Meal 1: Turkey pesto pasta with a side of cranberry sauce

*Tip: Spice it up with the Italian Blend like we did!

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Meal 2: Leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches & chips

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It’s been great getting into meal prepping with our favorite spices and some delicious foods. We love finding new ways to use our family’s favorites and we hope you’ll try them for yourself!

Let us know how your meal prepping is going. :)

Happy Days,

Courtney

Our “Stuffing vs. Dressing” Recipe

We’ve seen the great debate. It’s all over the internet right now! The war over is over stuffing vs. dressing; what’s it really supposed to be called?

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Really, either way works for us, but we’re sticking to our stuff and calling it delicious. At the end of the day, we’re eating it at Thanksgiving and it is SO GOOD.

Here’s our family’s take on a delicious classic: YouTube tutorial

If you’re looking for the seasonings we use to make it so yummy, follow these links to get your own!

More Thanksgiving recipes to come!

The Seasonest Family

Motivation Monday: Thanksgiving Traditions

Happy Monday Everyone,

It’s a great season for family and friends to gather together around the table and spend quality time with each other. Our family really loves Thanksgiving!

We wake up super early (okay, mom does) and start to prepare for our big meal. It’s not Thanksgiving without watching the parade or some seasonal cartoons while we wait for things to cook. Cori would rather watch football, so sometimes the remote situation can get a bit tricky… we’re still family, so we’re thankful for those moments, too!

It’s always fun when our cousin drives up and spends the holiday with us; gathering family from far and wide and sharing food together really is what makes Thanksgiving so special. We like to share our turkey with our furry family members, too. After we eat, furry and non-furry family members take a collective nap and sleep it all off! If we’re still feeling like there’s enough room in our stomachs (there’s always enough room for dessert), we’ll have something sweet and then head off to a movie together.

We’re really looking forward to another year all together, celebrating all that we’re thankful for and what God has blessed us with in 2015!

If you have family traditions, we’d love to hear about them. Make sure to comment below and share your favorite memories! :)

If you’d like to experience our Thanksgiving flavor, you can order online here.

With thankful hearts,

The Seasonest Family

Marvelous Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Hello Everyone!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we know that everyone has their favorite side dishes that they like to share and we wanted to share our own. We’re excited to be bringing you our very own Seasonest-inspired mac ‘n’ cheese recipe! It’s very simple and makes for a delicious dish. If you would like the step-by-step instructional video, please make sure to visit this link: http://bit.ly/1WSOxCq

Ingredients

  • Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 eggThanksgivingMacnCheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Butter
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Seasonest Soul Food seasoning
  • Cracked black pepper

Cooking Instructions

  • Boil elbow macaroni noodles until soft – drain.
  • Start with a buttered baking pan.
  • Add a layer of macaroni.
  • Add small pats of butter.
  • Add a layer of cheddar cheese.
  • Repeat until pan is almost full!
  • Combine the egg and milk and pour over macaroni.
  • Add a final layer of macaroni, butter and cheese.
  • Sprinkle cracked black pepper on top.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • For extra cheesiness, add a final layer of cheese after the 45 minutes is up and bake uncovered for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Let us know how how you like it!

The Seasonest Family

Meal Prepping and Weight Loss

 

Happy Monday Everyone!

It’s Courtney and I’ve decided that with the countdown to the holidays starting up, I’m going to get a head start on the usual New Years Resolution; losing some weight! A big part of losing weight is what you eat, right? Luckily, we’ve got Seasonest, which can make even healthy food taste fun, so I’ve decided to do a few things to get this ball rolling!

This past week my sister, Cori and I kicked off our goal with some fun meal prepping! We cooked all of our meals for the week ahead of time and it made life so much easier. Meal prepping really helps curb snacking and reflex eating- you know you’ve got something healthy waiting at home. Here’s a breakdown of what we ate this past week:

Lunch 1:
Baked ziti with Seasonest Italian and Soul Food Blends
Stir fried okra, peppers and onions
Ginger snap cookies

 

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Lunch 2:
Tuna fish salad
Baby carrots

Dinner 1:
Baked chicken tenders with Seasonest Jerk Blend
Stir fried okra, peppers and onions
Jasmine rice
Baked sweet potato

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Dinner 2:
Baked chicken tenders with Seasonest Original Blend
Sauteed zucchini and squash with Seasonest Lemon Pepper blend
Jasmine rice
Roasted carrots
Gingersnap cookies

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This weeks’ foods were a good start for us, but this is just the beginning. Alongside our meal prepping, we’ll be tracking our weight loss and trying to get to the gym at least 4 times a week. Please send all your encouragement along! :) We’ll keep you updated on our weekly progress.

If you’d like to join us, please let us know and share your own progress with us, what your favorite Seasonest recipes are and what you’d like to see made into “healthy” meals. Make sure to share your story or pics – we’d love to see them and be encouraged in our own goal!

We’re excited to start this journey to being healthier and hope you’ll join in.

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Happy days!

Courtney

We’re Back and Bringing Flavor

Hello Everyone!

We’re back and bringing you weekly content full of family, food and fun. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there are some special treats in store! Follow our flavorful updates and get a closer look at our day-to-day lives, family, favorite recipes and more.

We love what we do and we can’t wait to share more with you.

Abundant Blessings,

Crystal Peterson and the Seasonest Family