Saturday, November 28, 2009

I Am Still Stuffed

First off, one of my favorite blogs to read and one of the sweetest gals ever, Kelly from the Pink Apron passed this award to me.

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I need to list several things about me, and pass it onto seven other beautiful bloggers. You are all beautiful inside and out:

So here’s my seven things:

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I have a tattoo of a pink bow on the back of my neck that I got when I was fifteen. It represents me being a gift from God to my mom and dad.

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I have a half brother who is twenty-five. He lives out in Worcester, Massachusetts where I was born.

I was Freshman homecoming princess in high school.

I love to bead in my spare time (which is sparse nowadays), and I sell it when I get enough made.

I drive a black Mercury Cougar that my grandparents got me on my 16th birthday—it was my dream car.

I am blessed to have a four generation family. (Left to right: Grandma, Mom, Me. Bottom: My Great-Grandma)

Ever since I was knee-high, my mom and grandma have instilled a giving spirit into me. Every Christmas, we would bake cookies for three days straight and on Christmas eve, go and deliver huge platters (above) to less fortunate families and homeless shelters. I plan on continuing this tradition once I have children as well. Even though I am at college now, I managed to whip up batches of cookies and leave them in my trunk because it was so cold last year—worked great!

Soo..how are all those turkey day leftovers treatin’ you?! Over here, I have yet to enter TOS(turkey overdose syndrome), but I have entered the stage where I am sick of just plain turkey. So I decided to incorporate two things we had at our Thanksgiving spread into a totally different meal—it was superb! I may even be making this from scratch when I don’t have leftovers :-)

Stuffing Stuffed Squash

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Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized acorn squash (1 1/2 lb)
  • 1 C prepared stuffing ( I used my mom’s recipe)
  • 1/2 c shredded turkey breast
  • 2 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  • Cut squash in half, seed, and place face down on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 8 min, or until fork tender.
  • Let cool, meanwhile mix shredded turkey and stuffed together.
  • Take a spoon and take all the squash pulp out leaving the skin intact. Mix the pulp with the stuffing mixture.
  • Carefully stuff stuffing/squash mix back into squash halves evenly.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and reheat if needed—enjoy!

By the way, I ate this with ketchup on top!

Beyond fabulous giveaway heeeere.

8 comments:

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

oh my gosh thank you for the award girly!
your four generation family is too cute! That is so amazing :)

Can't wait to post about my seven things! <3

burpandslurp said...

You were homecoming princess? Cool! Somehow, I'm not surprised! ;-)
And that is a really cool tattoo!

joyofood said...

CONGRATS on the award and thankyou so much for passing it on to me. I've been feeling like a bad blogger not posting the last couple of days, so it's good to know people still like to read.
I enjoyed reading more about you and what a cute tatto.

Taylor

Jenny said...

aw congrats on the award, and I loved your seven things! especially the tat. I've always wanted one -- but I'm too chicken :( and I can't even imagine what a precious homecoming princess you were!

The Healthy Hostess said...

Congrats on award! Your squash looks so good! What a great idea!
:)

Krista said...

Thanks for the award!!! I'll be sure to put it on my blog this week. I enjoyed getting to know you better and loved the leftover turkey day recipe you created...

Erica said...

You're so sweet. Thank you so very much.

I love how you posted your seven things. I think your tattoo is the CUTEST thing. How fun.

Mmm squash- having some for dinner tonight- can't wait

brandi said...

what a sweet tattoo and a great meaning :)