Turkey Pot Pie
1 can Cream of Celery soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken soup
1 can Veg All, drained- reserve the liquid (or you could use left over veggies)
leftover turkey, cooked and cut into bite size pieces
frozen biscuits or 1 can refrigerated biscuits
Pour soups into a pot along with the mixed veggies. Use reserved liquid to thin the soup. Cook over medium heat. Add meat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
Pour soup mixture into a greased baking dish. Top with biscuits. Bake until biscuits are light brown on top and cooked through.
I have posted this before as Chicken Pot Pie, but it works with turkey as well. As a matter of fact, that's usually how I prepare it. I thought it would be good to bring out again with Thanksgiving coming up. It is simply delicious!
I made it to the estate sale I was looking forward to going to last weekend.
Usually in estate sales, you get to walk through the house- at least the living room and kitchen. But this one had stuff out on the driveway. It wasn't organized and few prices were marked. It was advertised for Saturday only, but from the looks of what was displayed, I'm thinking she must have started on Friday. There wasn't much to see, but it was worth going to because. . .
I was thrilled to get this globe for a dollar.
I also found this pastry blender for a quarter.
There was a box of utensils marked ten cents each.
I've been wanting to try to make some silverware jewelry.
I especially love the detail on the tiny fork. I think it will clean up nicely and make a beautiful ring.
I got these four spoons as well.
Now I have enough to practice on in case it's not as easy as I'm hoping:)
Good luck to you with your secondhand shopping this week.
Lunch Lady Brownies
1 cup melted butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
4 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Blend melted butter and cocoa until smooth. Mix in flour and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined without overmixing.
Pour into greased 13"x 9" pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes, then frost while still warm.
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
dash of salt
Mix all ingredients and frost brownies.
I'll be honest and tell you all that I am usually a box brownie kind of girl. What I loved about this recipe, besides how delicious the brownies are, is how easy this is- no complicated steps or ingredients. This is a repeat recipe around here!
What do you get when you mix an embroidery hoop, silk leaves, and some invisible thread?
A fall leaf mobile, that's what!
It's like having falling leaves right in my living room. . . without having to rake!
I got the leaves in a pack of fifty at the dollar store. I got the embroidery hoop for a quarter at the thrift store. I already had the tulle and the invisible thread. All this cost me was a little time to thread the leaves onto the hoop.
Happy Fall, Y'all:)
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
His work is honorable and glorious, and his righteousness endures forever.
This week's thrift store shopping was limited to one store- and a quick run through at that! My fellas were in the car because we had just finished our PE at the YMCA and they wanted to get home to finish up their school work. They weren't too happy about my little stop, so I buttered them up with an offer to swing by Sonic afterward. That helped.
Who doesn't love a big soda during Sonic Happy Hour?
Anyway, I only found a couple of things. . .
so I thought I'd share a gem that I bought awhile ago at a yard sale.
This awesome birdcage was only two dollars. I had gotten it for my mom who recently decided that she no longer needed it- so now it's mine.
Isn't it lovely?
I think I may put some candles in it. I saw that recently at a market I went to and thought it was so unique and cute.
I got canning lids- three boxes for a dollar each. They're all new and two of the boxes hadn't even been opened! I've bought jars before that didn't have lids. Now I've got extras in three sizes. Woo!
The detail on this hankie is hard to see, but take my work for it, it's amazing!
This fella was only a quarter.
It still has it's original tag on it that says, "Made in Portugal."
My final purchase was this shirt. I don't usually look at clothes when I'm thrifting, but this blouse caught my eye. I love all the colors and the style. It was only three dollars and
is my new favorite shirt!
Good luck to you and your secondhand shopping this weekend. I'm planning to hit an estate sale Saturday morning. Yipee!
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men
You know how you see some scrapbook layouts that have layer upon layer of different patterns and colors, but they still look good? Do you ever think to yourself, "How do they do that?"
Well, I've thought that before. So today we're going to give it a try- we'll be mixing several different patterns on one layout.
Here's the layout we'll be creating.
See how I've mixed stripes, stars, and polka dots? There's a lot going on, but it all still seems to jive.
I've got two tips to making this work: First, choose a solid color to use as your base.
I chose black.
Second, make sure you have a dominant color that appears in each pattern that you choose.
My dominant color is red.
To make this layout, you'll need:
one piece of 12"x 12" plain colored cardstock
three pieces of different pattern papers - make sure they all contain one dominant color
(measurements noted below)
two different pattern decorative tape rolls- containing the same dominant color as your papers
letter stickers for the title
journaling card- an index card will do
three embellishments that match your theme
Trim your first pattern paper to 8 1/4" x 10 1/2". Adhere it in the bottom corner of the background about one inch from the left corner and about 1/4" from the bottom.
Trim your second pattern paper to 2"x 11 1/2". Adhere it about 1/2" from the right side of the first pattern paper. It should be very close to the bottom of the background.
Now trim your third piece of pattern paper to 9"x 11". Adhere it about 1" from the right side of the cardstock centered from top to bottom.
Next place a strip of decorative tape starting at the top right corner of the cardstock and stretch it about 3/4 of the way across the paper.
I purposely applied my crooked- I wanted to break up all the straight edges.
Now place a strip of your second decorative tape across the bottom of the first piece.
Notice that both of my rolls of tape have red in them.
I used three vertical photos. This would also work with two horizontal photos.
Stagger your photos across the pattern papers.
Place your playing card at the bottom left corner of the photos.
Mine happens to be in the shape of a star, but a regular card will be cute too.
Using your letter stickers, place your title on the playing card.
Place two short pieces of decorative tape across the bottom right corner of the playing card.
Place your journaling card above the photos on the right side.
I used a return address label for mine. If you're using a note card, trim it to 1 1/4" x 4 1/4".
To finish off the layout, place your three embellishments like this: one in between the left and middle photos at the top and one in between the middle and right photos at the bottom.
Ta da! Busy, but not overwhelming. Do you feel a little bit more comfortable about mixing patterns?
Every Wednesday, I try to bring a simple tutorial to show step-by step how to
complete a scrapbook layout. My intention is for you to be able to quickly
complete a layout using items that you have on hand. If I suggest using an item
that you don't have, simply replace it with something similar. If you follow
along weekly, think of how many layouts you'll have completed at the end of the
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.