Friday, November 17, 2017

Old Photo Friday: Dressed like a Turkey

WHO: Mom (Jennifer Dare)
WHAT: Thanksgiving Day
WHERE: Unknown
WHEN: Thanksgiving 1967

Dear Mom,

Best (worst) holiday outfit EVER!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Menu Plan Monday: Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

I know......Thanksgiving leftovers already?  These casseroles have been flooding Pinterest and recipe sites for years, but this year I think I am going to make one the day after Thanksgiving.


Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole


3 cups leftover stuffing
4 cups leftover turkey, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can milk
2 cups green beans
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
4 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup gravy 


Preheat over to 350F.

Place 1.5 cups stuffing on bottom of an 8 x 11 casserole dish.

In a mixing bowl, place 4 cups turkey, I can soup, 2 cups green beans and milk and mix together.

Place the turkey and vegetable layer on top of stuffing.

Heat 1/2 cup of cranberry sauce in the microwave and drizzle across the turkey vegetable layer

Heat up potatoes for about 2 minutes in the microwave so that you can give them a good stir and then layer on top of casserole.

Finally add another 1 1/2 cups stuffing on top.

Place in the oven for 30 minutes, uncovered.  Remove from oven and drizzle re-heated gravy on top and then serve.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

45/52: Fall Saturday in Woodinville

Brian and I explored Woodinville, Washington on Saturday afternoon, our kick-off to the holiday season annual trip.  Molbak's is a great home/garden store...but their stuff is pretty expensive compared to Michael's or JoAnne's.  Needless to say, we didn't come home with any holiday treasures.

Or did we?

Two (purchased) bottles of wine later after some amazing tastings at Long Shadows and JM Cellars and we didn't come home empty handed after all.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Menu Plan Monday: Middle of November 2017

Welcome back, Monday!  I missed you (said no one ever)!

It's hard to believe that it's the middle of November.  Is anyone playing Christmas music?  Hallmark Christmas Movies....dare I say....decorating?  Anyone?

Don't forget to check out Laura's site for more menu and organizing tips.


Monday: Steak with Spaghetti and Brown Butter Sauce
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken Thighs with Squash and Salad
Wednesday: Grilled Salmon with Stir Fry Asian Veggies
Thursday: PF Chang Lettuce Wraps

Friday, November 10, 2017

Old Photo Friday: Do you want to build a Snowman?

WHO: Jennifer Dare (my Mom)
WHAT: Building a snowman
WHEN: 1965-66
WHERE: Probably Klamath Falls, OR 

Our seasons are changing and the weather is getting cooler.  Are you ready to build a snowman?