Friday, November 28, 2014


Another wonderful Thanksgiving Day, despite the snow.  Oh, we didn't get anywhere close to the amounts our friends in western New York received, (we counted inches not feet) but even the slightest amount before Thanksgiving is too much.  It was a heavy wet snow and it was pretty warm, so it didn't accumulate much.  At this point there is only 3 or 4 inches on the ground.  But my turkey is not to happy.

With the temperatures warming back up into the mid 40s and the clear skies and bright sun, the snow shouldn't last long.
As I mentioned before, I do not hit the stores the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I prefer to continue the holiday through Monday.  Today, put away the inside decorations and do some post celebration clean up.  Dusting, vacuuming and kitchen clean up.  But with the fridge full of left overs calling, time for some comfort food.
Very simple mini turkey pot pies.
Simple ingredients, Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, Birds Eye Mixed Vegetables, left over turkey and gravy and Sargento Shredded Cheese.
Coat a muffin pan with Pam and flatten out the Grands into each cup.
In a bowl mix vegetables, turkey and gravy.
Then fill the Grands with the mixture and bake at the required temperature.  The biscuits package suggest 17 minutes, but I leave them a little longer to accommodate the filling.  Before baking sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top for a nice gooey topping.
Of course no Thanksgiving leftover meal would be complete with out stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy.
Carb overload!!!  I heated the mashed potatoes in the oven with some added butter and covered with foil.  I also heat the stuffing in the oven but uncovered to allow it to brown up and get crispy.
With a few Thanksgiving theme movies on the DVR and leftovers; the pine greens, bows and lights will have to wait until Monday for their debut.  But with Monday being December 1st it is perfect timing.  My front porch furniture is already tucked away, outdoor Thanksgiving day decorations get packed up Sunday. I will have a nice clean slate for lighted pine garland swagged on the rails with bows, lighted decorated entry trees, lighted wreaths and silk poinsettias.  For now my Don Featherstone lighted turkey stays lit for the weekend.

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