Happy (belated) New Year

Did you do anything special to ring in the new year?

Mr. Aitch and I had a relaxing evening at home. We toasted in the new year then went to bed shortly after midnight.  We are such party animals.  NOT!

I did finally get a Holiday project finished right in time for the new year… 3-d Moravian stars.

I bought this kit that makes two 20-point stars several years ago and thought it would be a fun thing to do with the grands.  And then decided I would make them myself.

Good thing, too as the limited instructions were very difficult for me to understand without going online for help.

But I soldiered on and finished both stars.

I hung them in the dormer windows in the two front bedrooms Monday evening.

We live on a hill and it’s hard to get a picture of our house from the street but here is a shot of the front.  You might be able to make out the stars in the half-round windows.

I just might leave them there all year.

Leftover turkey?

Tired of turkey?  But still have some leftover from your bountiful feast?

It’s OK to substitute turkey for chicken and I have two great recipes for you and a suggestion for another meal/snack to help use up the leftover fowl.

My chicken corn chowder is great and you don’t really have to measure the ingredients.  More leftover turkey?  Add it in.  Too much leftover corn?  No problem!  Click here for the recipe.

White Chicken Chili is another way to finish up the turkey.  This one can be as spicy or mild as you like and only has 5 ingredients.  My daughter came up with this recipe and won a chili cooking contest with it – though I claim it as my own.

The last suggestion is the famous Buffalo Chicken dip that’s been around for years!  You probably already have this in your recipe file but click here and it will take you to the one I use.