We had a small get together for New Years Eve and the next few post will tell you about the evening as it unfolded. The Geiss and Bender families came for dinner. Ted had to work so he wasn’t able to come but we sent food home for him the next day. I made Turkey and Ham Tetrazzini. This is a recipe I use to make all the time when we were in the military. It makes a huge amount and it was so easy to make for dinner parties. It can be cut in half and it freezes well. Along with this I made a Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread that Kristie had made when we went down for Thanksgiving in 2013.

Turkey and Ham Tetrazzini
Serves 12 (2 casseroles)

14 ounces elbow spaghetti (4 cups)
2 tbsp. salad oil
2 cans (10 ½ oz. each) condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cans (10 ½ oz. each) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 ½ cups milk or 1 ¼ cups milk plus ¼ cup sherry
4 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
1 cup cubed cooked ham
½ cup chopped green pepper
1 cup halved pitted rip olives
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup silvered almonds

Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain; pour oil over spaghetti and toss. In each of 2 ungreased 2-quart casseroles, mix 1 can mushroom soup, 1 can chicken soup and ¾ cup milk. Stir in half the turkey, ham, spaghetti, green pepper and olives. Sprinkle ½ cup cheese over each casserole. Cover and refrigerate.

Heat oven to 375. Bake uncovered 40 minutes (30 minutes if not refrigerated), sprinkling ½ cup almonds over each casserole during last 10 minutes of baking. Garnish with ripe olives, pimento strips or parsley.

2014 12 31 New Years Eve dinner bread

Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread
1 can of refrigerated Grands biscuits (not the flaky layers)
1/2 stick of butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian Seasoning

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Throw the cold stick of butter in a bundt pan (can be made in a loaf pan or cake pan) and let it melt in the preheating oven.

While the butter melts, cut the Grands biscuits into quarters. In a bowl, toss the biscuit pieces, garlic, Italian Seasoning, and Parmesan cheese together.

Once the butter is melted, add the biscuit mixture to the pan, sprinkling with any cheese and garlic that gets let behind in the bowl.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20- 22 minutes until golden brown. Turn out on a dish and enjoy!