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Turkey Casserole

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Turkey Casserole #turkey #leftovers #thanksgiving

I am always looking for a new recipe after Thanksgiving to help use up some of the leftover turkey. I found a Turkey Tetrazzini recipe that looked really good, but we were out later than expected and had a late dinner. I was too hungry to wait for something to bake for 45 minutes. So this was a bit of a knock-off on the Tetrazzini recipe. Plus, I didn’t have any spaghetti in the house, so I improvised with egg noodles.

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup cut-up cooked turkey
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
salt & pepper to taste
Noodles or pasta of choice

DIrections:
Melt butter in pan. Add cooked turkey, stir until warmed up. Add mushroom soup, sour cream and milk. Mix well. Heat through. Add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Heat until bubbly. Remove from heat. Add mozzarella cheese, mix well. Serve over noodles or pasta. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Day Wrap-Up

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The day started out as any other Thanksgiving Day. We got up early and someone in the house ran the annual Turkey Trot. Normally it’s just my son who runs. I typically go with him, cheer him on and freeze my rear-end off. This was a normal year.

Turkey Trot Scenes

The scene from the starting line as I waited for the gun to go off. It was snowing and 28 degrees. A typical late November day in Upstate New York.

Turkey Trot

These are the die-hard crazy runners who ran the 10k race this morning. My son is in there somewhere. After the crowd of runners ran off into the wild blue yonder, I hiked it back up the hill to go inside where it was warm. While there, I received a text message from my sister-in-law, who was hosting Thanksgiving this year. She sent a warning that her youngest daughter was in the bathroom puking. She had contracted some sort of stomach bug. So immediately we all went into Plan B mode. Which did not include going anywhere near the stomach bug. They didn’t need us up there in the way, and we didn’t need to be getting sick.


Thanksgiving Turkey

So while I was at the Turkey Trot, waiting for the runners to cross the finish line, my husband made an emergency trip to our local Wegmans for a last-minute Thanksgiving Day dinner. We had a few side items that we were in charge of bringing to dinner, but we did not have a turkey, potatoes or dessert. The 3 main-stays of a Thanksgiving Dinner. My husband was able to secure a lovely Honey Brined Turkey Breast. He had that in the crock pot cooking well before we returned home from the Turkey Trot.

Thanksgiving Dinner

By 4:00, we were gathered around the table with a feast fit for a king. We didn’t miss a beat, Thanksgiving went off without a hitch. Unfortunately, our poor niece spent the entire day sleeping on the bathroom floor. Not such a good day for her. We are thankful for our family. And we are thankful that our niece will be ok. We’ll try again for a big Thanksgiving dinner when everyone is healthy. I hope that everyone was able to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving, and if your plans didn’t quite go as planned, I hope you were able to salvage the day, spend time with friends and family and remember to be thankful for all that we have.

Turkey Cheese Platter

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Turkey Cheese Platter #thanksgiving #appetizer

Here’s a fun cheese platter to bring to your Thanksgiving gathering! I saw this on Facebook and had to recreate it for the holiday. No instructions needed, just layer your cheeses and pepperoni and crackers to resemble a turkey. I used habanero and cheddar cheeses. We like a little spice in our lives! For the turkey head, I used a a small cookie cutter. Simple and fun!

Turkey Cheese Platter #thanksgiving #appetizer

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and remember to be thankful for all you have, today and every day. Thank you for reading and following my blog. I hope each one of you has a wonderful holiday!