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Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Leftovers Recipe and DIY Hanger Coat Rack


I am thankful I have things to look forward to.

Well, in a few days we will be talking about what a great day it was on Thanksgiving (hopefully).  We will be looking forward to all the different celebrations taking place in December with anticipation.  However, we have to deal with the leftovers.  There are so many recipes and tips that have been passed down through the generations that some may say it is not necessary to post any recipes.  But, we always have to make room for a recipe that may be passed down to future generations.  Change is good, turkey is good - ergo new recipes are good.

I just happen to come across this recipe in  It is a bit different but by no means foreign to turkey lovers.  Take a look and give it a try.

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Bites

Make these delicious puff pastry sandwiches using leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2/3 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Gently press puff pastry sheet so it forms a square. Cut the sheet into 9 even squares. (You can cut each square in half to make 18 rectangles if you'd like; for smaller sandwiches or appetizer bites.) Bake on sprayed cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes until puffy and brown. Cool slightly. While still warm, split each pastry into 2 layers. Cool completely on wire racks.

Meanwhile, mix chopped turkey, mayonnaise, sour cream, and ginger in a small bowl. Spoon turkey mixture onto the split side of each baked and cooled puff pastry square, top with cranberry sauce, then the top of each square. Serve immediately. Serves 4-6


Have I ever mentioned that I really like and appreciate the blog, Curbly?  Well, I do.  What an amazing assortment of writers, researchers and whoever else meeting together under one umbrella.  This blog deserves a standing "O" everytime they publish a post.  Curbly does not know of my great appreciation of their work so my gushing here earns no points or anything else.

The post of  "How to Make a DIY Hanger Coat Rack" is a prime example of their creative mastery of dyi.  You will love it because it is simple, cheap and useful.  That's what we are looking for, right?  So click here Curbly to reach the directions.

source: Curbly

If I were making this with a specific color coordination in mind, I would paint eitheer the back board or the wood parts.  But, it is beautiful just as it is.  What do you think?

Please keep it simple, folks.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jeanne, thanks for the the Curbly praise! I'm one of the writers and this was one of my published reblogs, I'm glad you found it useful and inspiring and thanks for supporting Curbly. Matt