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Leftover Turkey Recipe

Just like everyone else, we have a TON of turkey in our refrigerator. My mom and dad were the last set of company to leave (everyone else left this morning, but they leave tomorrow morning) and it is a cold, windy day here in Georgia. People were content to sit around and watch football today; Miss B, Grandma and I went to get our nails done, but that was about it for the day. I wanted to make a yummy dinner with our leftover turkey, so I made Turkey Pot Pie. The recipe is very easy..... a while back I made a post about my favorite recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. It is simple, and very good! Just substitute turkey for chicken and you're done.

Home Style Chicken (or TURKEY!) Pot Pie

2 frozen 9 inch deep dish pie shell 3 tbs. butter 1/2 cup chopped onions (I use the frozen chopped onions - saves time) 1 can cream of chicken soup 1/8 tsp. white pepper 1/8 tsp. ground sage 1/8 tsp. ground rosemary 1 can (12.5 oz) can white chunked turkey or chicken 1 can Veg-All or mixed vegetables

Thaw pie shells, following package instructions for 2 crust pie. Melt butter in large skillet. Saute onions. Add mixed vegetables for 5 minutes.

Mix soup, spices, and chunked turkey or chicken into vegetable mixture. Pour into pie shell and cover with top crust and press together edges. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake additional 40 minutes.

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Our Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our house this year. It was the first time in 12 years I had been with my parents for the holiday (we normally spend it with my husband's side of the family). It was also the first time in at least twenty years that I had spent it with my brother (he is a military chaplain and has always lived far away or been deployed) and his family. It was such a good thing for all of us to be together, and especially for my two children to spend the holiday with their five cousins.

Here's the highlights of the day:

Uncle Patrick playing games with the kids:

My niece, Janie, preparing to teach the little ones how to make Oreo Turkeys:

She did a GREAT job!

Seven of the eight cousins on my side of the family :

The kids' table... Miss B and her cousin, Erin, did all of this decorating:

Here's the adult table (minus me!) - with my mom and dad at the far end. My dad just turned 80 last week!

The break from school and normal routines has been really nice. We're off to see the new Harry Potter movie this afternoon. Good times!
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Our Weekly Verse

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and there's lots of cooking, cleaning, and entertaining to be done. I wanted to pause, however, and take time to link up with Mom's Mustard Seeds for the weekly Bible verse. This week I'm sharing our daily verse from our Charlotte Mason Scripture Memory Box:

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 16:3

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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