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Are you CRAVING Thanksgiving dinner?

I am already craving the Feast that is ahead this month.  So to fill the need of my stomach with speed I tossed some ingredients in a pot and came up with this beauty!DSCN0233

Thanksgiving Dinner Soup

Serves 4

Time:15 minutes

2 T Butter

1/2 cup diced onion

2 sticks chopped celery

1 large thinly sliced carrot

2 cups shredded chicken

2 cups water

2 cups milk

3 t. chicken boullion

1/2 t thyme

1 1/2 t ground sage

1 t poultry seasoning


1 prepared package of Turkey Stove Top

Saute the vegetable in the butter until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add in chicken, water, milk and spices.  Bring to a boil.  Prepare the Stove Top as directed on the box.  I make this in a microwave safe container in 5 minutes tops.  Ladle “soup” into bowls and top with a generous serving spoon of stuffing.  I like each bite of soup to have some stuffing accompanying it, that way the soup doesn’t feel like it is meeting its doom all by itself. 🙂  Happy Early Celebrating!DSCN0232           Before Topped with StuffingDSCN0234The Final Product


What is in the fridge Quiche!?

Enter left- Tired Mom

(Throwing open the refridgerator)

Tired Mom: What can I make for dinner.

This is me most nights.  Today has been that kind of day and cleaning out the fridge was the last task to accomplish before the hubby got home from work.

Que easy meal, right?

Tossing a jar of sauerkraut out of the fridge, some suspicious looking salsa and a tiny block of molded over mozzarella I find some chopped multi-colored bell peppers, half of a small onion and a bag of mini pepperonis.  Digging further yet, I discover some chopped green onions, shredded (not molded) Mozzarella, a cup of shredded mild cheddar and eggs!  Bingo!  Do I have an easy crust?  Yes!  What are refrigerated crescent rolls for anyway?  Okay, here is the deal.  I chopped up the onion, fried it up with the peppers and tossed those cooked in with the pepperoni, cheeses, a bit of fresh chopped garlic and dumped the whole shabang in my pie pan that the crescent rolls were tucked into.  I cracked 5 eggs and added a couple tablespoons of half and half (it has to be used too!) and poured that over the yummies already in the pan.  And just sing the song that was sung to us when we were babies “toss it in the oven for baby and me!”  350 degrees and 30 minutes later I have this puppy!


It tasted like a philly cheese steak quiche!  Fridge cleaned out, dinner made, kiddo happy.  Done and done!  IMAG1260 IMAG1261

What is in the fridge Quiche


1/2 cup chopped peppers

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup Mozzarella (shredded)

1/2 – 1 cup mild cheddar (shredded)

3-4 cloves garlic minced

1/2 mini pepperoni

1/4 to 1/2 cup green onion, chopped

5 eggs

2-3 T half and half

1 package refrigerated crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Press crescent rolls into a 9- 10 inch pie pan. Combine ingredients together pour into crust and bake for 30- 40 minutes or when the egg is set.

What is in your fridge?

Yummy Asparagus! No longer an oxymoron!

At the ripe old age of 22 I tasted asparagus for the first time.  Yup, I know, what a sad, uncultured and deprived life I led before I was married.  This recipe was put together with my husband and it has delighted us every time we do come across a sale on the beloved, vitamin-filled vegetable.  As a quick mention, I am picky about the thickness of my stalky friend.  The thinner the better (think pencil thin).  The Asparagus that looks like a tree truck is avoided and left in the produce isle all by its lonely, and I don’t feel bad at all to say it.


These 5 ingredients added to Asparagus will make your mouth sing!  Kosher salt, pepper, grated Parm, shredded Parm and olive oil.  So the ingredients are ready.  Are you?  Your hands will be your main tool for this next part.

Cut off the lower 1/3 of the stalk. This is the tough fibrous end that is edible but is not enjoyable.

Lay out the asparagus and put on all the ingredients except the shredded Parmesan and distribute evenly.

See what I mean by your hands being your tool?  Messy, but worth the results!  Lay out the Asparagus in a single layer on your jelly roll pan and put into your preheated 400 degree oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your Asparagus.

This is the almost finished product. The head should be darker, and the stalk should be limp.

Put them on a serving platter and spread the shredded Parmesan.  Try eating just one before it reaches the dinner table.  I dare you!  If you want to, you can also put on the parmesan and let it bake in the oven for a few more minutes, the taste doesn’t change but the cheese may hold better to the Asparagus.  Enjoy your veggies!

Que list of ingredients

1 lb of Asparagus

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

1-2 tsp kosher salt

2-3 tsp grated parmesan

1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2-3 Tbsp Shredded Parmesan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 12-15 minutes.