Sides for Thanksgiving Dinner


I know it seems early to start thinking about Thanksgiving but with some food shortages being foreseen and many of us staying home this year it is a perfect time to start planning. We will be grilling our turkey this year (click for link to recipe). It is so delicious and tender, yum! Here are…

Grilled Turkey


This is a first for us. I called this the summer of grilling and we are going all in. In cleaning out our freezer this month we still had a turkey that we bought on sale at Thanksgiving (really cheap – we buy 3 or 4 to use during the year). So, we decided to…

Leftover Turkey Hash


Day 24 – I couldn’t bring myself to post yesterday. I just wanted to do nothing for the entire day. I know it is a bit of depression but I just needed a day to feel bad about everything and wallow in it. I am much better today. I think I was mourning all that I…

Turkey Tetrazzini (no canned soups)


I buy three or four turkeys when they are on sale just before Thanksgiving and keep them in my large freezer downstairs to use about once a month during the winter. There is nothing better than having a roasted turkey dinner on a cold night. Perfect comfort food! But, then I get all the leftovers…

Hot Brown Casserole


So, my son just asked me is there anything you cannot turn into a casserole? That made me laugh. It is true. I love taking sandwiches or pizzas and making those flavors into casseroles or soups. My son was so excited that we had some leftover turkey in the freezer to try this dish. Verdict:…

Roasted Turkey Soup


It is coming to that time of year when colds and flu are going to be everywhere. I love having a big batch of soup on hand in the freezer to pull out on those days when my family is starting to feel a little yucky. This soup freezes well, tastes and smells amazing when…

Thanksgiving Sliders


I still had a whole turkey in the freezer and knew time was going to be tight this week. We roasted the turkey and split it up into portions to use and freeze. It has really helped make dinners (and lunches) a bit easier. Both of my kids thankfully love turkey sandwiches and happily will…

Slow Cooker Creamy Turkey Chili


Happy New Year to all! Hope this year brings you all the dreams you are wishing! Determination. That is my touchstone word for 2018. Starting out right by using all that I have. Cleaning out the freezer this month is a good place to start. Use up all those bits and pieces that you have…

Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole


I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday and have lots of great leftovers for today! I repost this dish every year the day after Thanksiving as it is our favorite leftover dish, next to turkey soup! Have extra stuffing, potatoes, turkey, and cranberry sauce? Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole (click for link to…

Turkey, Cheddar Cheese, and Apple Grilled Cheese


Do you know how to make one of the perfect comfort foods? Surprisingly most people get it all wrong. Low and slow is the way to cook it. It will get that golden, crispy, crunchy outside while having beautifully melted cheese inside. You have to be patient and not turn up the heat no matter…

Turkey Cordon Bleu Burgers


There are nights where dinners need to be super simple.  My family loves burgers but I don’t tend to make them very often. When we were scrambling the other night for dinner I remembered a package of Jenny O Turkey burgers that I had picked up on sale awhile back. I wanted to try them…

New England Pies


Remember the turkey I told you about a few days ago that took forever to thaw enough for me to cook? Well, I finally roasted it. I usually buy a 12- 15 pound turkey for Thanksgiving as there are only four of us. But, when I bought this one just before Thanksgiving they only had…