Friday, November 28, 2008

Got leftovers?

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving filled with family and good food, I know I did! I cooked 2 turkeys this year, one in the roaster and one in the deep fryer. Both turned out very moist and tender but I have lots of leftovers even though we had 15 for dinner. I thought I'd share with you my favorite turkey leftover recipe. It's yummy and easy, who could ask for more?

Turkey Tetrazzini
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 -10 3/4 oz can chicken broth
1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese, cut into cubes
7 ozs spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 cup cooked turkey, chopped
1 - 4 oz can mushrooms, drained
2 Tbs Pimiento, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Saute onion and celery in butter. Add chicken broth and cream cheese, stirring until cream cheese is melted. Add the remaining ingredients except Parmesan cheese and toss lightly. Pour into a casserole dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

**note: I can never follow a recipe "exactly" so I usually add more turkey and Parmesan cheese than this calls for

I'd love to hear your favorite recipes for leftover turkey. Please comment and/or leave a link to share.

You won't find me out shopping today. I am a bargain hunter but I can't stand the crowds and rudeness of the shoppers that are out today so I'm content to stay home and clean up the rest of yesterday's mess and browse the ads. I finished the first book in Twilight series so I can pass it on to my daughter, Kayla (I wanted to preview it before letting her read it) . We are looking forward to seeing the Wizard of Oz tonight at the Children's Theater and making our Christmas shopping and wish lists.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An award for my new blog!

My sweet and very creative friend, Rhonda, sent me this award for my new blog. I don't necessarily think I deserve it since I've only just begun but it makes me feel good to know that my blogging adventure has been well received so far. Thank you, Rhonda!

Here are the rules:
~The winner may put the logo on their blog
~Put a link to the person who sent you the award
~Nominate 5 blogs
~Put links to their blogs
~Leave a message for your nominees

The hard part is figuring out who else to nominate because I've seen so many awesome blogs and some that I want to nominate have already received this award. Here goes:


Be sure to check out these creative blogs for some crafty inspiration!

Friday, November 21, 2008

In the mood for cooking?

I made this card for a friend in my monthly RAK group. She loves to cook so I knew this would be perfect for her. It also happens to fit the challenge on the A Muse Addicts site for last week, "Old Meets New". The mixing bowl, mixer and apron are from the new clear Baking Set and the sentiment is a older wood mounted stamp that is so versatile.

This card measures 4 x 8 inches. I just happened to have some red envelopes that were 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 so I made the card to fit in them. I used SU Real Red for the base and A Muse Brown Kitchen patterned paper on the layer. I cut the edge with the scallop blade of my Marvy paper cutter.

I just love the brown and red combination, it just feels warm and cozy to me. It's getting me in the mood to cook up a big meal next week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Learning can be frustrating

As you can see, I'm new to this blogging thing. I was doing okay and having fun playing around with widgets, gadgets and templates for awhile. Then I decided I wanted something cooler so I surfed for other templates to use. I found one that I liked, downloaded it and followed the instructions to a "t", even backed up my old template "just in case". Well, it turns out I didn't like the template and when I tried to restore my old one, it deleted all of my gadgets (links, lists, photos, etc)! Ugh! So, now I have to start over.....bear with me as I stumble and learn.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Snow already?

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet and I'm posting about snow! I can't help myself.....I just got this new Martha Stewart icicle edge punch and couldn't wait to play with it! I just signed my kids up for ski and snowboard lessons, so wishing for snow isn't so far fetched, right?

Stamps, paper and ribbon are A Muse. I colored the Alpine Hut with Copic Markers and used a Spica pen and some diamond Stickles on the sentiment for some extra sparkle.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Look at me, I'm bloggin'!

I've debated about this for a long time and finally decided to take the plunge. I hope to share some family and crafty fun with you so stay tuned!