Tips-y Tuesdays: Stuffing Leftovers

The days after Thanksgiving…what do you run out of first? We always are left with lots of starches and run out of turkey first. Part of the “problem” is that we make lots of starches and only the one turkey breast. So, what to do? Well, rolls are great for a lunch sandwich to switch things up a bit. Mashed potatoes can go with lots of proteins. But what about stuffing? It is generally best with poultry, but this year I decided to casserole-it. It already had sausage in it, so I figured I would turn it into a breakfast casserole.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Breast and Stuffing

I’ve made turkey breast before, for the first time I made any turkey. I decided to look around for other ideas and found an all-in-one stuffing and turkey breast recipe that intrigued me since it frees up a dish in the oven.

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Homemade Stove Top Stuffing

This is an oven testing recipe. Unintentionally. Have you heard about how you can test your oven for hot spots by spreading out a bunch of bread slices on a sheet and toasting them to see which parts get brown first? Well I never wanted to do that because it seemed like a waste of bread, but for this recipe you need to do it so I got to test my oven and eat the bread! Oh, and yes, this is another Thanksgiving post. So sue me. (Please don’t.)

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My First Pumpkin Pie

For 2017’s Thanksgiving I really wanted to make this. I had never made pumpkin pie and it seemed like it could be fun to try. Especially since I have such good luck with this cookbook and she made it sound so good. And that is all from someone who is indifferent to pumpkin pie. But then the Chiplet was born and making a pie wasn’t really something I was thinking of at that point. Especially when we ended up having a quiet Thanksgiving with only 3 of us eating it. So fast forward to this year. I liked that most of the parts could be done ahead and in sections. Also, the Fudgelet really wanted to try different traditional foods so I went full traditional.

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Flaky Pull-Apart Rolls

It is May and I am still sharing stuff from Thanksgiving of 2017. Forgive me? I mean, it’s not like you can’t have rolls all year long. We have had these outside of Thanksgiving, too. I really like how easy this recipe is and it is pre-buttered. The salt in the dough and on top really brings out the buttery flavor, too. These are a new favorite roll recipe for me.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Meet the Chiplet

As I expected, the Chiplet arrived early. Even earlier than I expected, especially since I had started to doubt myself. I had no indications he was coming anytime soon, so I figured I was just being overly hopeful. Here I was with so many things ready (although I still had a couple tasks I hadn’t done since I had been feeling poorly the week prior to his arrival), and I figured I had jinxed myself. That he was not only coming later, but maybe even late!

So, Happy Thanksgiving and here is something I am thankful for this year that I didn’t even predict last year:

Come back next week for more pictures and the birth story!

Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet is 5 Months Old!

Weeeelllll. Not quite. The Fudgelet is turning 5 months this weekend. So, this is pretty close. 🙂 Anyway, you might have been wondering what he has been up to over this past month. It seems like the month has gone quickly! He has definitely been improving some of his previous skills. Now, I pretty much never need to hold his head. (This makes holding him much easier.) You can tell he is getting close to rolling from his back to his belly, but he just isn’t there yet.

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