Sweet Potato Waffles with Marshmallow Toppings

Thousands of people in Denver simply cannot afford to put a Thanksgiving meal on their tables. The Denver Rescue Mission is reaching out to the community requesting help in collecting 15,000 turkeys for homeless and hungry people this Thanksgiving. Donations of frozen turkeys, weighing 12 pounds or more are needed. The birds will be served at the Great Thanksgiving Banquet on November 21, used in about 3,000 Thanksgiving food boxes and distributed to families in need across Metro Denver through churches, schools and non-profit organizations. Denver Rescue Mission will provide nearly 200,000 meals during the Thanksgiving season.

Additional items needed for Thanksgiving meals include: canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned pumpkin, canned cranberry, canned yams, boxed stuffing, and boxed mashed potatoes.

Frozen turkey donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Ministry Outreach Center (Holly & 39th) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
    *This is the preferred drop off location
  • The Crossing (Smith Road & Holly) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Lawrence Street Shelter (SE corner of Park Avenue West and Lawrence Street) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    *We won’t be accepting turkey donations here until Wednesday, Nov. 14th
  • Denver Broncos Turkey Donation Site (UCHealth Training Center)
    *Friday, Nov. 16 only, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Financial contributions can be made online www.DenverRescueMission.org/turkey or call 303.313.2403

 

Sweet Potato Waffles with Marshmallow Toppings

  1. Mix up a batch of your favorite pancake batter, about half the amount that you would usually use.
  2. Add cooled down leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving day. Use an equal amount of sweet potato batter to the pancake batter you put in first.
  3. Plug in your waffle iron to let it heat up.
  4. Mix well so there are no large clumps of sweet potato, some small chunks add nice texture.
  5. Finally, add oil to the batter, about a tablespoon per every cup of batter.
  6. Use non-stick spray on the waffle iron.
  7. Scoop a dollop of batter onto the waffle iron and let it cook. You will need to cook the waffle longer than normal due to the amount of moisture in the sweet potatoes.
  8. Once the waffle is cooked and crispy on the edges, pull it off the waffle iron.
  9. Top with marshmallow topping and enjoy!

Turkey and Stuffing Waffles with Cranberry Syrup

  1. Add leftover cranberry sauce, or a can of cranberry sauce, to a sauce pan.
  2. Mix about a quarter cup of sugar and a few tablespoons of water into the cranberry sauce.
  3. Bring up to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix up a batch of your favorite pancake batter, about half the amount that you would usually use.
  5. Add cooled down leftover stuffing from Thanksgiving. Use an equal amount to the pancake batter.
  6. Turn on waffle iron to let it heat up.
  7. Mix well so there are no clumps of stuffing. The batter will be thicker than usual. Adjust the consistency with water, but keep the batter relatively thick.
  8. Add oil to the batter, about a tablespoon per every cup of batter.
  9. Use non-stick spray on the waffle iron.
  10. Scoop a dollop of batter onto the waffle iron and let it cook. You will need to cook the waffle longer than normal due to the amount of moisture in the stuffing.
  11. Once the waffle is cooked and crispy on the edges, pull it off the waffle iron.
AlertMe
Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.