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Thanksgiving Leftover Pockets

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Our first Thanksgiving at the Hicks House was a success! Ken’s sister, her husband and daughter flew all the way in from Oregon to be with us on Thanksgiving and surprise their parents.

Everyone was super excited to see them and the surprise couldn’t have gone better! The food was delicious and while we were left with some leftovers – it wasn’t nearly as much as we had expected. We actually had to make more stuffing in order to make these pockets as we didn’t have any left!

We make pockets all the time, its a staple in our house so twisting the ingredients to incorporate Thanksgiving leftovers was a no brainer.

Yummm!

Yummm!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup leftover turkey cut up or shredded
  • 1/2 a bar of low fat cream cheese – softened
  • 1/4 cup leftover stuffing
  • 1/4 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • 1 tube crescent dough (the flat sheet kind)
  • 1/2 cup leftover gravy

Pre-set the oven to 375.

Line a cookie sheet with tin-foil and spray with non-stick spray or olive oil.

Lay out your crescent dough and stretch it out a bit making sure to close up any holes you make. Cut in half.

In a large bowl combine turkey and cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the gravy.

turkey and cream cheese mixture

turkey and cream cheese mixture

Spoon the mixture into the center of each of your dough squares.

spoon mixture evenly onto center of dough

spoon mixture evenly onto center of dough

Top with desired amount of stuffing and cranberry sauce. Add remaining gravy.

add everything else

add everything else

fold up like a wonton pinching the edges together to make sure they are good and sealed.

close it up

close it up

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the top. Enjoy!

delicious!

delicious!

You can experiment with any fillings you want. Ken said it would have also been very good to add some butternut squash instead of cranberry sauce. Maybe we’ll try that next time! 🙂

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Wine a Little

Since this is the first year in our new house as well as our first year as a married couple we decided it would be a great opportunity to also host Thanksgiving. GULP

As big of an undertaking as this is going to be we had a warm-up last year when we had Ken’s parents and my mom up for Thanksgiving in our little condo so with the big house what’s twice as many people right?

With the big holiday festivities on the horizon we decided it was the perfect time to give ourselves our “house warming present.” When we had the countertops done we had them extend the countertops off one side like this:

Counter - over hang

Counter – over hang

While the overhang was nice and convenient for Chloe’s food (I bumped my head a time or two filling her bowl) that wasn’t our intended purpose…

BEHOLD!

A WINE FRIDGE

A WINE FRIDGE

Isn’t it pretty?!

Another view

Another view

Now we can store plenty of wine at the perfect temperature for our wino family and friends! With the hutch you can see in the back of this picture for red wine and the fridge for white wine we can practically have our own wine shop in the kitchen.  We’ve already begun stockpiling for the holiday and just because. I’m pretty sure we now have enough wine to last through the year 2020 just to be safe. This one fits perfectly, it’s not too large measuring only 23″ Long x 12″ Wide x 34.5″ High you can find it here.

(Update: We’ve had the fridge for 5 years now and still love it!)