Friday, November 26, 2010

Free Range Friday - Post Tryptophan Day

Feeling lazy after the big dinner preparation, friends and family gathering, early in the day late into the afternoon eating fest? Blame it on Tryptophan or just plain old wornoutness, there are some easy ideas for those space taking leftovers...

From Pham Fatale, a Shepard's Pie that reinvents yesterday's meal into something comforting and wonderful. From Closet Cooking, a slew of ideas from turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce (and I will dearly miss mine, delivered by Ann, but 'this is a year like no other year') to turkey white chili to turkey pho.

I chose to not take any leftovers, too full in belly and eyes to even think about more food, despite the goodness of Lorraine's turkey and sides, , Ann's salad, Jane's flan, Teresa's stuffing, Peri's Death by Chocolate cake, my mashed potatoes and more. Instead, we loaded up a plate for Karen, who spent a beautiful day being too unwell to play with anything but the cats. Get better, Karen!

The sun shone, the water danced, the dogs chased and retrieved 2 x 4 drifters. We ate and drank and talked and laughed. Kai and Susan enjoyed the sea water while the rest of us were lazy in the shade. A good day. Another Thanksgiving on was done, gone the sun.


  1. Looks like a wonderful day MJ! Sorry we missed it, maybe next year..............


  2. I'm sorry you missed being here as well, Sue, but I'm glad you're healing up so you can get your butt down here sooner than later!

  3. Absolutely! Sooner, sooner, sooner, sooner (now it should definitely come true!)