This is a very simple recipe.
Credit for this recipe is given to Dr. Berg.
Happy Holidays to Everyone…More articles coming in 2018…
For those individuals not on a Keto diet, this recipe is a great idea for those with left-over turkey. Rather than use the turkey to make sandwiches with, why not use it for making a stuffing dish.
Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1 cup chopped red sweet pepper, ½ cup uncooked long grain white rice, ½ cup of chopped onion, 1 (8oz) package of herb-seasoning stuffing mix, 3 eggs (lightly beaten), 4 cups chopped turkey, 1 (10 ¾) ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup, ½ cup sour cream, ¼ cup milk and 2 teaspoons of dry sherry.
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 3 quart baking dish; set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring the 1 cup water to boiling. Stir in sweet pepper, rice, and onion. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 15 to 18 minutes or until rice and vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine stuffing mix and the 2 cups water. Stir in eggs, turkey, and half the soup. Stir in cooked rice mixture. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining soup, sour cream, and milk. Cook over low heat until heated through. Stir in cherry. Let casserole stand for 5 minutes before serving. Spoon sauce over each serving.
In Reminisce Magazine, (November/December 2017 Issue), while reading the article, “Merrily They Rolled Along Their Malted Milky Way,” written by Connie Christensen, I couldn’t help but laugh. Ms. Christensen wrote about her experience covering for a co-worker in the candy department at J.C. Penney. Connie actually worked selling luggage and greeting cards. So, it was a challenge for her to work temporarily in the candy department.
There was an accident that happened with the malted milk balls. These small pieces of candy covered the floor and Connie was doing her best to pick them up when her co-worker returned. At first, Connie wasn’t sure how her co-worker would deal with this dilemma. But, when she started laughing at the situation, Connie laughed, too. Both women actually had fun picking up the malted milk balls off the floor. Some, of course, they enjoyed eating. A few here and a few there, yum!
Ms. Christensen’s story brought back fond memories of my childhood. My mother enjoyed sharing stories of when she grew up in Montreal, Canada. One of her stories she shared was about her two older sisters working in a candy factory. Sometimes, her older sister, Gladys, would stuff chocolate candy in her blouse and bring it home for my mother to enjoy. It was one of my mother’s fondest memories, because my mother grew up during the depression. Her family didn’t have money to spend on candy. So, for her it was a much appreciated treat.
Brenda Hagen shares her true story published in Reminisce Magazine (December/January 2018 Issue) about a 12 foot Christmas tree. Brenda began dating her future husband, Roland, in 1963 and when he invited her to his family’s Christmas Eve tree-decorating event, she was shocked to see a very tall Christmas tree in the family’s living room. The perfectly shaped tree was 12 feet tall. Brenda knew at that moment, she would marry Roland. After all, it was so magical!
Three years later, the couple purchased a home and had the garage converted into a family room with a vaulted ceiling to accommodate the tree. After Roland’s parents retired and moved to Florida, they found a local farm that could supply their 12 foot tree.
Brenda and Roland’s oldest son had decided to keep the tradition alive by putting an addition onto his ranch-style home, just waiting for his mother and father to retire.
Granny Crafter’s elf tree inspired me to seek out other unusually, decorated trees. Here is a few I stumbled across:
The Mountain Dew Xmas Tree
Imagine a tree made with 400 empty cans of Mountain Dew. David Barshow and four of his friends, constructed the tree in four days. Hey, that’s a lot of Mountain Dew to drink, even if it’s split among 5 people!
The Upside Down Xmas Tree
Now, something that is really bizarre is the upside down Xmas tree. Eastern European people hang their trees upside down to symbolize the Holy Trinity. Nowadays, these trees are either attached to the ceiling like a chandelier or placed upside-down in a special tree stand. Are we living in an upside-down world?
Recycle Plastic Bottle Xmas Tree
This tree was created with 5 gallon recycled water bottles and PVC pipes. It was created to bring awareness about the importance of recycling.
With the next tree, we move away from garbage to something quite expensive, diamonds. Soo Kee Jewellery came first with the idea of creating a Diamond Christmas ‘tree’. This magnificent creation is literally worth a million bucks, since it’s one of the world’s most expensive Christmas trees. Encrusted with thousands of dazzling diamonds totaling 913 carats, 3,762 delicate crystal beads and decorated with almost 500 lights, the ‘tree’ weighted more than 3000 kg. Its value has been estimated at US $1,550,000 in 2007.!
Granny Crafter decorated her Xmas tree in her own unique style. I don’t know of anyone who has a tree decorated with elves and puts a hat at the top of it.
Her Xmas tree definitely caught my attention as I sat in a comfortable chair in her living room. I just had to get up to take a closer look. She uses three charming elves, each with their own personality. With the added touch of using a red, plaid hat at the top of it, simple added to the magic that her tree inspires. After all, Xmas is a time to believe when all things are possible.
Granny Crafter not only has a Christmas tree inside her home, she has two outside. These two outside trees are not what one would expect. After all,
Granny Crafter is one-of-a-kind. One of her outdoor Xmas trees has metal branches with green, fluorite leaves, while the other is made of different-size metal cow bells. All I can say is that both trees are beautiful.
Besides her magic Xmas trees, Granny Crafter also had some unusual characters just waiting to roll. What do I mean by ‘roll?’ Well, she made soft, white snowballs, each having a fun, loving face. I couldn’t help but smile when I saw them.
Included in this festive celebration, is Priscilla, a gorgeous, rat terrier wearing a red Christmas dress. Granny Crafter is truly a blessing, for she inspires belief and magic through her incredible crafts.
Her golden rule: “One thing I focus on, even during the really hard times, is being grateful. If you’re grateful, you pretty much have peace and you can be happy.”
The third part of this article reveals how Gwen uses her golden rule. She creates a Christmas album. Gwen believes in the power of prayer.
Below is my vlog for reading the third part of this article:
Check out the Vlog part one
Gwen's golden rule: “One thing I focus on, even during the really hard times, is being grateful. If you’re grateful, you pretty much have peace and you can be happy.”
I read the article, “Gwen Stefani Believes In Miracles,” written by Kimberly Cutter (published in Marie Claire, Holiday Issue) which was well-crafted and showcases this amazing woman.
The first part of this article lightly focuses on Gwen’s life before she was on The Voice. It was a rather sad time for her involving her two break-ups.
Below is my vlog for reading the first part of this article: