In My Kitchen November 2015

If you read my last post you will know that October flew by.  As always, thank you to Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting the monthly IMK posts.  Don’t forget if you want to participate you must post and let Celia know before the 10th.

Since the last IMK post we have had Thanksgiving and Halloween which equals alot of food and eating = busy kitchen.  Here is a little peek into ours.

My friend went to Austria and brought back this original Sacher Torte from the Sacher Hotel in Vienna, look how beautifully it was packaged.

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She also brought me those Mozart chocolates and a chocolate and little cookie cutter set.  Those will come in handy for Christmas baking.




Some local Kombucha, it was quite good…mmm blueberry and very gingery

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Some pumpkin pie after thanksgiving



no bake peanut butter bars for snacks and breakfast


also had a few thanksgiving caramel apples


Made a big pan of flapjacks, from a fellow blogger, for school snacks.  All wrapped and ready for the lunchbox.


The next IMK post will be December!! Should be a lot of Christmas preparations happening then.


Leftover Turkey Dinner Casserole

I have been on quite a hiatus from this blog lately.  I have been more than slightly overwhelmed and stressed lately, work has been crazy, life has been busy, school work, karate, swimming, husband has been away alot for work, doggy has not been well again and the rest of life and chores still need to be done all with Thanksgiving and an election thrown in just to liven things up!

We have been cooking and baking when there is time and have been trying out some of your lovely blog recipes.  Those I will share later.

Our Thanksgiving was in October so we did have a turkey dinner.  We also has alot of leftovers.  I have been really trying not to waste food and wanted to use every last bite.  After a few suggestions which Evie quickly was not up to eating she wanted to make up a dinner…I let her and this is what resulted.


She did it all herself, even took the pictures with the exeception of the one above.  It was very good, her dad and I really liked it.  She thought it needed more gravy, and it probably could have used more, but that was all we had.

SInce American Thanksgiving will be coming up in November and then Christmas after that we thought this was a good time to share this “recipe”.

Basically she mashed the potato, carrot and turnip together


chop enough turkey to cover bottom of casserole dish


Then dollop the cold gelatinous gravy evenly over that (we put about a teaspoon of water over each dollop  to help it loosen once it started cooking).


then sprinkle the leftover stuffing over that, note ours only has stuffing on a portion.  That is because Evie doesn’t like stuffing


Spread mash over the top and give a sprinkle of salt and pepper



Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until piping hot through the middle



Serve with leftover cranberry sauce, or crack open a new can!

We did still have a large container of dark meat that did not go to waste, we gave it to our neighbor and they used it up for supper that night.

Use up those leftovers!!