Saturday, November 28, 2009

turkey leftovers

What to do with all those turkey leftovers? Leftovers are by far my favorite part of Thanksgiving, because it should make for a week of easy meals. Last year, I even roasted an extra turkey because I didn't have enough leftovers.
Usually I make turkey potpie, turkey tetrazini, turkey soup, or sometimes all three. This year I wanted something a little different. I am still making turkey soup (tonight's dinner),but I also made a really yummy Greek turkey salad that I thought I would share. One stipulation is, I didn't measure anything-so just add it all to taste.

Shredded turkey
Chopped tomatoes
Diced red onion
Sliced olives
Feta cheese
Your favorite vinaigrette (I used Annie's Balsamic)
Salt and Pepper

Easy and delicious. Great alone,on lettuce, or in between bread. Enjoy, and please share any yummy turkey recipes you have found.

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fun with dress up. Pretend play has been big around here lately.
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our new house -or- please excuse the mess

We have been busy! We have been working hard to try to buy a house and it has paid off. We moved in last Friday, and all is going smoothly so far. We had 20 friends help us move and it was done in 5 hours!! I could hardly believe it. After everything was here we had help placing things and putting things away. Two wonderful angels put my entire kitchen away, watched my kiddos, and stocked my fridge. What a wonderful community of friends we have.
It hasn't taken us too long to get boxes unpacked and find plenty to give away and throw out. It is so liberating to me to lighten my load of possessions. I absolutely love giving things away and I look forward to getting even better at it. Life is so cyclical. I find that for everything I give away just as much is returned to me. I am trying very hard to accumulate less "things" and so I wonder if I turn away accumulating material possessions, if it won't make room for more life-growth experiences.
Anyway back to the house (I know it is a large material possession,seems like a contradiction of my previous statement-probably is),I have included a few pictures of our stuff in the house-and please excuse the mess :) The house was built in the 1950's to mimic the Frank Lloyd Wright style and has some fun design features. Not much has changed in the house since it was built. It has lots of space inside and out and I think my favorite room may be the upstairs bathroom. It has the original turquoise sink,tub, and toilet as well as original white Formica counter tops complete with turquoise starbursts. Fun,fun.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

brief pause......

We will return to normally scheduled blogging in a week or so. Life is busy, busy--and we will share all about why soon. -management :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

evening activity

We had fun dancing to lullaby's last night. Charlotte got out her tutu and Timothy was beside himself until he got one too. Just a cut little clip.