Friday, December 2, 2011

Food Friday: Turkey Casserole

A week after thanksgiving I am sure some of you have some leftover turkey that you just don't know what to do with it. Well I am here to help!

Just a couple of weeks ago, my church had a Bazaar where they sold baked goods, crafts (that were really neat), and hot food ready-to-eat. It was so funny, I went to help set up but had to leave right at noon for a meeting for work and the food wouldn't be ready until 12:30. I insisted that it was fine and I could eat at home after my meeting but they insisted right back. They said "if you help, you eat". So they loaded up a plate of goodies including two casseroles, a bun, and some other things of which I remember very little.

Anyway, the casseroles were amazing. Definitely the most memorable of the meal. When I informed them of how delicious I found their dishes, they said thank you thank you thank you. A couple of days later I got these recipes in the mail with a note of thanks for helping at the Bazaar (we are new members so we are still getting to know people). I found this to be such a sweet gesture! Well I am going to share it with you at this more than appropriate time. Don't throw away that leftover turkey! : )

Here is what you need:

4 cups of Stove Top dressing/stuffing
1 cup melted butter
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 large can of evaporated milk
2 tbsp grated onion (we put in a whole chopped onion (we loooove onion))
4 cups turkey
1 can of sliced green beans (I recommend using at least two)
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I just toss in the whole bag... about 2 cups)

Grease a 9x13 pan and preheat the oven to 350*

Mix stuffing/dressing and butter and put half in the bottom of the greased pan. Be sure to pat it down.


Mix the rest of the ingredients together (like to keep this simple).....



 ...and pour it over the bottom layer of stuffing/dressing.



Cover with the remaining stuffing/dressing and bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly and stuffing/dressing starts to brown.


This is what it should look like:

Perfectly browned : )
Tyler LOVED it.




















Now, While I was cooking, Tyler was unlighting our pre-lit tree that my dad bought for us from Goodwill for $6.75. Unfortunately only about half of the lights worked but we wanted two trees for our two living rooms, so it was wonderful that we got a deal on our second one. Anyway, between the green beans and the cheddar cheese, I heard Tyler say "come quick and bring the camera!". I will see if you can see why before I tell you:

If you look really closely just below the middle of the tree... Alice decided this was a good hiding place. I had to put the kibosh on that right away because the last thing I need is to find ornaments all over the floor because she needed to play.

See that little stinker... not OK.
Anyway, we got bored taking off lights so we ran to get a Christmas tree. A REAL one!! We went to Stacy's nursery in town here and they had some BEAUTIFUL trees. We found "the one" right in the middle of them all. It is a beautiful scotch pine and I love love love it. Of course we had to decorate it right away so here is what you get (we still need a star, but otherwise it's done).

Handsome Husband trying to properly spread out the ornaments.

New tree skirt...

Doesn't this just make you want to sing a Christmas song? I was thinking Silent Night...
The only thing that would make this better would be if there was snow when we picked up the tree and while we decorated it... OH WAIT!

Happy Friday! Have a fun weekend!

Melissa

3 comments:

  1. Your cat is so cute! And I love your tree, it is beautiful!! I can't believe we don't have snow yet!!

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  2. Oh wow your tree looks amazing! and I must try that casserole. YUM!

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  3. Sounds like you have been up to a lot of fun! The tree looks wonderful and the casserole sounds amazing! Yay for snow too! :)

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Thanks for your sweet words!!

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