SCRATCH: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Yeah, I know.  That’s all we need.  Another post/blog/article on what to do with those thanksgiving leftovers.  But let’s face it people, how about making something a little different?  You know, other than turkey soup or open faced turkey sandwiches.  So I posted on my Facebook wall “What can I make tonight with the turkey?” or something along those lines.  Because I knew there would be some people that would absolutely pull one out for me.  Check it out:

Nancy in Southern California suggested Turkey Hash.  She has a recipe that calls for apples, potatoes and chicken.  She told me to use the turkey instead.

Susi in New Jersey suggested Turkey Mushroom Tetrazzini.  It seems like a pasta/casserole type of dish that is mad easy to make.  Love it.

My local people had some good suggestions too:

Tina suggested a cranberry turkey stuffing bake.  That actually sounds pretty amazing.  However I don’t think the boyfriend will go for it.  If I omit the cranberries I might.

Doug, who is an IT pro like myself suggested a stew of turkey and dumplings.  This one I’m absolutely going to do.  Eat some then freeze some.

Mom Mancini suggested Turkey Meatloaf.  That one is an inside joke.  Thanks, Mom 🙂

Sarah suggested turkey pot pie.  I have some pie crusts, but I would probably do a Shepard’s pie first.

And then there’s the other leftovers, such as the stuffing and the smashed taters.  I will probably use the stuffing for the dumplings recipe like Doug suggested.  I also saw some cool little muffin things I can do with the taters.  If I can freeze them when I am done, I will do that.

So who wins?  Susi!  I’m making that dish that she suggested.  Something totally different that I would think of doing with thanksgiving leftovers.  And, it’s lightened up!

So, what do you do with all those thanksgiving leftovers?  ::C

Post and Run: New Vendor

Happy Turkey Times Everyone!

The Buffalo area in New York got bombed recently with snow.  Funny…did you see my preparation post about a month ago???

We are supposed to be getting some heavy snow, so everything is in place.  I have enough food and turkey fixings (except my fresh herbs!) for Thursday.  I can forage plenty for the next month.  So I’m not worried.  The only thing I am worried about is driving in that horrid weather.

Anyways, a snow bound time makes for good bead smithing and jewelry works.  So I intend to use that time to do just that.  Let me tell you about a new online vendor that I have fallen in love with:

Gifts of Joyhttp://www.giftsjoy.com

Goodness.  This place not only has a wonderful selection, offers great discounts and fabulous prices…but I am completely how quickly they ship your order.  I have been partial to Mountain Fire Gems, but Gifts of Joy is really giving MFG a run for their money.  If you are a jewelry maker and you don’t know about these people – you need to check them out.

Here are some items that I have recently listed on ETSY.

Memory wire with quality glass beads

Stretch beaded bracelets – in Amethyst and Blue Sponge Quartz

Aqua beaded and wired Statement Necklace

Aqua Shell Necklace/Bracelet/Earrings Set – This also comes in ORANGE and PURPLE.  See my site for more:

Lapis Lazuli with bronze Rondelle spacers.  Something I made for a friend.  Now it’s on my regular line:

Christmas is coming people.  So here are some kickbacks:

Be safe during this Turkey Time!  ::C