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Home for the Holidays with ZOJIRUSHI

Cooking for the Holiday Season always seems to be a monumental task, especially if you’re the head chef and host. Thanksgiving alone can be a major undertaking, and no sooner are you finished with that feast, and then Christmas is right around the corner. Yikes! But ZOJIRUSHI is here to help--our versatile Breadmaker can be like having a second cook around the house during the holidays.
Besides baking freshly made bread for you every morning, were you aware of all the other things your home bakery can do? We have an excellent Pumpkin Bread for you this month, but why not have the machine make bread stuffing, to go with your turkey this year? The recipe is right on the site. Then in the spirit of the Season, try your hand at making the Bread Pudding, or how about the Cranberry Bread? With our Breadmaker, your problem isn't going to be how to prepare your holiday feast, it's what to do with the leftovers. And speaking of leftovers, here's a Zojirushi twist: make our easy Turkey a la King and pour it over RICE. If you've never had it this way, you're missing out!

Turkey a la King - Zojirushi Style

First brown the butter in a large saucepan or skillet; sauté the mushrooms. Use medium low heat so butter doesn’t burn. Add flour and stir until smooth. Slowly add chicken broth and whisk until lightly thickened. Mix in the cream, turkey, peas and carrots. Reduce heat to low and cook until thick; add cold water and cornstarch mixture to thicken if needed. Use salt and pepper to season as desired. Instead of mushrooms another option would be chopped red pepper. Serves 4

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Bread Pudding for Christmas

Nothing says Christmas dessert more than Bread Pudding, a tradition that goes back to 19th century Victorian England. Many of our current Christmas culinary traditions can be traced back to this classic age. In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Bob Cratchit proclaims Mrs. Cratchit's plum pudding as "the greatest success achieved by Mrs. Cratchit since their marriage". Indeed, there is something about the warmth of a homemade bread pudding that recalls a simpler time, when the real meaning of the Christmas spirit could be seen in a simple dessert.
Be smart this Season and do your research. There are plenty of ideas out there to make your task easier, and it helps a lot to have the right equipment.
Many of you have been asking us to publish more recipes, and we’ve been busy cooking up some new ones. Look for new recipes from our kitchens in the coming months. Our chefs and nutritionists are always testing and coming up with scrumptious ways to enjoy eating at home with your family and friends.