Thursday, November 16, 2006

Leftover Turkey Soup

‘Tis the season, friends.

The fact that I am preparing to share a recipe is, well, hilarious! I am no cook, people. If there is a way to butcher any recipe consider it done in my home. Now, baking is another story…there is no way chocolate or sweets can be ruined in my book.

So, that said, the fact that I have prepared this meal countless times without ever messing it up is a testament to the fact that this recipe is not just delicious but extremely simple. And this time of year, it is the perfect soup for using up left over turkey.

Creamy Corn and Turkey Soup (I got this from a Kraft Food calendar a few years ago)
½ cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red pepper, divided (I like to use drained, jarred roasted red peppers instead)
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
4 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cubed
1 can (14.75 oz.) cream-style corn
2 cups chicken broth
¾ cup 2% milk (I use skim since that’s all I buy)
2 cups shredded leftover cooked turkey (heh-I don’t cook turkey…I purchase a chunk of the deli rotisserie turkey and bring it home and shred it.)

Cook onion and half of the peppers in butter in large saucepan on medium heat until tender; stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low.

Add cream cheese; cook until melted, stirring constantly. Add corn, broth, milk and turkey; mix well.

Cook until soup is heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with remaining chopped pepper.

Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each.

I also like to serve this bread with it:

Beer Bread
3 c. self rising flour
3 tbs. granulated sugar
1 bottle of beer (not dark)

Combine all and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour in a preheated 350 degree oven. Remove from oven and butter top of loaf. Cut after bread has cooled.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Is this for real, people?

I'm gathering ideas and thoughts to decorate my son's room in a Superhero theme. I stumbled on this site, and, well...I'm a bit disturbed. Do people really not have anything better to do with their time? Really?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Happy Home's Plans for November

I love keeping organized in a planner/day organizer. I like to jot my activities down and plan ahead. To see my daughter developing these skills just warms my heart. I opened my planner to find this:

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Just in case you can't read it, it says "woch tv with famly". So, now ya'll know what the Happy Home clan will be doing next Tuesday!

Friday, November 03, 2006

My heart breaks.

Yesterday my daughter's school had a Code Red drill. I haven't felt a conviction thus far to home school my kids, but this could push me a little closer to considering the option.

If you don't know what a code red drill is a drill to prepare students to hide should an intruder enter the school. Columbine of course comes to mind and most recently the Amish school shooting.

My daughter shared how they practiced finding a good hiding spot in their classroom and how happy she was that the teacher didn't make her move - it meant she had found a good spot to hide. She shared how if they were outside they had the choice to run inside to hide or they could find a place to hide outside. If they're in the hall they need to find the closest classroom or bathroom. My heart breaks.

This shouldn't be a concern for our children but sadly it is. As much as this upsets me, I am glad that preventive measures are taken but I pray they'll never be used. The reality is that this could happen at home too. An intruded could just as easily enter the home and attack. So, I shouldn't be so quick to want to pull my kids from school because it really isn't a school system's a society issue. What are your thoughts?