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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sounds and colors of Fall

Don't you just love the Fall?  There is a painting to be born when I look out every window in the house!  Blue, Blue sky with lovely gray branches and orange leaves against it, V's of Canadian Geese flying in both directions and the rustle of leaves under my feet as I rake the yard.  Ahhh, to be a kid again and jumping in the leaves, and smelling their aroma!

And butterflies still come as beautiful as ever!
First Halloween and now it is the Month of Thanksgiving already!

Below is a great Recipe for left over turkey that I found!

Rice with Goodies

"This dish is a great way to use up leftover turkey. All sorts of goodies - sweet and savory - are tossed together with bacon, turkey and rice to create a wild flavor sensation. Get creative and add your own goodies

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup cooked, chopped turkey meat
  • 1 teaspoon chicken soup base
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
  3. Mix the onion, celery, carrot, peas, mushrooms, almonds, raisins and apple into the skillet. Slowly cook and stir over medium heat until tender.
  4. Mix in the turkey, chicken soup base, soy sauce, parsley and pepper. Mix in the rice. Serve hot.
Have a most wonderful Day!
My heart to yours...


Marydon said...

Ahhhhh! those precious memories of jumping & playing in the leaves! Love your picture you cute thing!
Have a great day.
Hugs & love,

Ginny said...

i love the butterfly picture and the pretty old fashioned looking fall painting!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Most enjoyable Kerrie. I was looking out of the window yesterday , In the garden next door is a very tall tree with a squirrel dray, I watched in amazement to see the baby squirrels descend with the mother, Wished I had a camera with me.
Nature is wonderful.


Needled Mom said... be a child again and jump in those leaves!!!!