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Cream of Green Bean Casserole Soup

If we pull out that ole college cookbook again, we’ll find another well-worn page with the Cream Soup recipe. The reason this was such a favorite was because it had four variations listed that were each basically: add 2 cups {insert vegetable} and 1 tsp {insert seasonings}. This was probably one of the first recipes that encouraged me to just make it up as I went along.

So today, I decided it was cold enough outside for soup and I was getting closer to the one-week deadline with no exciting ideas for a leftover Green Bean Casserole. The result: Cream of Green Bean Casserole Soup. Jason won’t eat it, so I will freeze the extra in small containers for some more warm lunches.

Shepherds Pie

And there were shepherds out in the field eating pie…Or something like that. Tonight Jason begged, “please no turkey.” Oooo-K. I still have LOTS of leftovers to conquer, but I also yearned for the taste of red meat, or really, anything but turkey. So I pulled some frozen ground beef out and got to work on a shepherds pie. I’ve never made shepherds pie before and I’ve only had it maybe once or twice, so I am not really sure of the “rules.” I mean, I know ground beef on the bottom, mashed potatoes on top and that’s about it. So I looked up a few recipes and decided to make something up based on what I had and what sounded good. Jason liked it. Logan dismissed it. I think he just doesn’t like all his food mixed up together.

After dinner, when I was putting away cleaned dishes I exclaimed, “Oops. I forgot to take a picture.” Sorry. At least I remembered the recipe, right?

Morning Remix

You have a fridge full of Thanksgiving leftovers and the thought of simply having a second Thanksgiving Dinner is just not appealing.  So here’s the mission: you have one week to use or freeze (with clear intent to use) the insane amount of leftovers.  Yesterday, with brains still groggy from overindulgences, we went the obvious route – turkey & stuffing
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