Love deeply. Laugh. Cry. Talk to God. Be realistic about the to-do list. Stay in touch. Hug. Dream. Smile. Break Bread often with Family. Spend Time with your Girlfriends. Shop til you Drop! Extend Grace. Be Quick to Forgive and Slow to Anger. Walk. Breathe. Sing. Dance. Read. Eat Chocolate. Savor a Good Glass of Wine. Wiggle your Toes. Sleep well. Life is Good!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Leftovers ...

(if you're lucky enough!)

Paninis - Butter slices of Sourdough Bread ... spread one piece of bread with cranberry sauce and the other thinly with dressing or sweet potatoes (or both) ... stack on the turkey and provolone.  Grill til crusty!!

Turkey Hash over scrambled eggs!  It's just brown gravy with all the small and medium turkey bits in it!!  Always a morning after meal served with hot biscuits!!!  If you have gravy leftover .... add it too!

Ham -  Breakfast omelettes or quiche or Beans or sandwiches for the Iron Bowl!!

Turkey/Waldorf Salad - just combine the two!  Great in a tortilla wrap!

Sweet Potatoes for breakfast!!  Spread onto a bagel or toast!!  Add a schmear of cream cheese for a little extra decadence!!

Deviled eggs .... Toss them into the food processor and make egg salad for sandwiches!

Green Bean Casserole is a great starter for a pot of soup!

Dinner Rolls - use for mini sandwiches (sliders) during the Iron Bowl!!  Or, toss in the freezer and save for a bread pudding!

Mashed Potatoes - topping for a modified Shepard's Pie - turkey and veggies!  Why not use dressing as the bottom layer .. then cranberry sauce ... then turkey ... and mashed potatoes .... heat til browned on top!

Chicken n' Dumplins - Are there really any EVER leftover?  Not here!  But if there were they would be a great start for a nice, thick chicken pot pie filler!

Cakes and pies are great beginnings for cake pops!!  I usually wait a few days and slice and individually wrap and freeze for later!  Just set out to thaw while preparing dinner!

If you have leftover veggie trays, consider soup!  Save those dips for the Iron Bowl on Saturday!

Don't forget to make up a couple of plates of leftovers and deliver to someone ... better yet, invite them to your home for Thanksgiving!!

Here's another link from my blog ... a 'what to do with party leftovers' post!  I'd love to hear your suggestions!!

Iron Bowl
Alabama vs. Auburn
Saturday, November 24th
2:30 pm CST

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pumpkin Roll

I my Friends!!

I mentioned awhile back that I would miss the Pumpkin Roll my
 neighbor's mom used to make me every year for Thanksgiving 
or Christmas.  Mrs. Norma is making Pumpkin Rolls in Heaven now.  ♥

   A dear friend saw my FB post and ... 
Look what she made me!! 

Needless to say, it won't last til Thanksgiving!
Thankfully, she shared the recipe with my peeps on Facebook.
I'm sharing it with you!  It is outta this world!  I promise!!

Thank you Tricia!!!  We need a day in your kitchen!!!


Tricia's Pumpkin Roll

Combine and beat on high for approximately five minutes:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla

In separate bowl, sift together:
3/4 cup self rising flour
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Fold dry ingredients into wet mixture.

Pour into (sprayed) non-stick 10x15 jelly roll pan.
Bake in pre-heated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Allow to cool in pan for approximately 5 minutes.  
Turn onto damp tea towel and roll up lengthwise until cooled.

Meanwhile, prepare filling!

6 oz softened cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Opt:  Add chopped dates, chopped pecans, grated orange rind 
and a squeeze of fresh orange juice to the filling
Me: YES!!!  add these!!

Carefully unroll the cooled cake.  
Spread filling over top ... not quite to the edges.
Roll the cake back up.
Me: Slice and devour!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kale Powder


From the garden ....

to the sink and then the dehydrator ...

At this point I usually just loosely pack it in a jar and toss a handful into soup.  It can also be rehydrated and sauteed!  But, instead, this batch went into the Vitamix (or food processor) and then into a jar!

Next stop .... added to a smoothie or soup!

Kale Chips!

Mean Green Juice!


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