-butter or margerine-chopped onion
-1 package frozen mixed veggies (I use Western Family California Style)
-2 cups leftover turkey (I cook turkey drumsticks or buy 1/2 a rotisserie chicken)
-1 package Knorr® Roasted Turkey gravy mix, prepared according to package directions
-1/4 cup dried cranberries
-2 packages dried mashed potatoes (or leftovers)
-1 package stuffing (I use the sodium reduced chicken stuffing)
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Cook onion in margarine in frying pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Meanwhile prepare gravy. Boil water for stuffing and potatoes. I make the stuffing in a bowl by adding boiling water and margarine. Let sit. Add vegetables to onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are heated through. Stir in prepared gravy, carved turkey, prepared stuffing, and cranberries.
- Make mashed potatoes. I omit the margarine, just mixing powdered potatoes and water in the bowl the stuffing was in.
- Evenly spread vegetable mixture into 8-inch baking dish, then top with mashed potatoes. Bake 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve, if desired, with additional Gravy.
Adapted from Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole
Last night Chris and I went out looking for Owls. We ended up finding what we were looking for and photos will be coming. But it got me thinking how many owls have I seen? How many more do I have left to find? So I am going to make a list and keep track here.
Barred Owl – June 2015
Great Grey Owl
Great Horned Owl – Winter 2013-14
Long-eared Owl – Winter 2013-14
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Pygmy Owl – Winter 2015 and here
Northern Saw-whet Owl – February 2015
Western Screech Owl
Short-eared Owl – Winter 2013-14
Info from http://www.simplywildcanada.com/wild-species/birds-of-canada/owls-of-canada/
In the morning we took the bus into Paris and got dropped off at the Eiffel tower. We opted not to go to the perfumery in favor of more time in Paris. We walked towards the Eiffel tower to the gift shop. The night before was so rushed I didn’t get to shop! I got keychains and a figurine. Pretty tame shopping if you ask me. Then we walked across the bridge towards the train station. There was a colour run event going on wich reminded me of our last trip to Vegas.
We took the train to the Arc de Triumph and walked the Champs-Élysées. We stopped at Laudee to buy macrons. We got pistachio, lemon passion fruit, raspberry and salted caramel. They were good but I wasn’t a fan of lemon passion fruit and I love passion fruit.
Our next stop was the Luvre where we took some photos of the palace and triangles before hopping on the metro again to head to Notre Dame. We looked around the church then grabbed lunch nearby at a pizza place before returning to take more photos and go inside. Mass was in service when we returned and the organ music was amazing.
After Notre Dame we walked along the Seine river to where the bus picked us up. We went back to the hotel to have a quick nap and change for the evening. The rest of the tour was going to see the Moulin Rouge but we wanted to see more of Paris by night.
The bus left the hotel at 6:30pm and dropped everyone off at the Moulin Rouge. We walked to a nearby church high up on a hill. There was tons of street performers, venders, and views of the city. We then made our way to the eiffle tower again looking for a photo spot. We didn’t find it and I was getting tired again so we headed for the arc de triumph.
Before climbing the arc we stopped at a bar to have dinner and a drink. The food was good and drinks a tad strong for my liking.
When we got to the arc de triumph we found that it was closed. There must have been a private event or something because usually it is open in the evening. We took some photos and then headed back to the hotel for the night. We got in a few minutes before the moulin rouge group.