Saturday, November 28, 2009

Low Key


I have come to the conclusion, after two weeks of sore throats, high fevers, achyness, headaches, tummy upsets, nasty coughs and brain blowing congestion, that we have contracted some strain of influenza. 

My children have been miserable. They are still uncomfortable and run down.  The coughing continues. One child sounds like he is coughing up a lung, the other can't stop hacking and my daughter has a scary croupy bark.  I have spent the past week sleeping every where but in my bed.  Several nights I spent on the living room floor surrounded by feverish, thrashing bodies.  A couple I have spent in my daughters room enclosed in a shroud of mist from the vaporizer.  Last night I held her upright for a while, because her coughing was making me a bit anxious.

So, needless to say, our Thanksgiving was a quiet affair.  Joel's parents and his sister came over to celebrate the day with us.  We gave them fair warning of the crud swirling around our home, but God bless them they came anyway! 

Today my family is celebrating Thanksgiving.  All my sisters and their families, my brother and his family and my grandma will be at my parents for a wonderful feast and a day full of constant talking and laughing. 

We will not be there.

I am going to miss seeing everyone, but we definitely don't want to spread this nasty stuff.  So, this morning I will finish the rolls and mix together the "from scratch" stuffing and send it all on its way over to my mom's with lots of love. Along with this "poo-ple" tutu I made for my nieces 3rd birthday.



Today instead of turkey and all the fixin's, I'm going to make a batch of chili. We have several packs of Bob Evans Cheddar Smoked Sausage in the fridge and we are going to have us some kickin' Chili Dogs!  Not exactly your typical Thanksgiving weekend fare, but yummy just the same. :)

Usually I have leftover turkey to use up, but not this year!  But, if you do, you have to try this recipe.  It is one of my favorite ways to use up all the scrumptious meat from a big ole' turkey bird.

Popover with Hot Turkey Salad

2 eggs, room temperature

1 cup milk, room temperature

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 cups diced cooked turkey

2 cups diced celery

1 cup shredded carrot

1/4 cup minced onion

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise or salad dressing

1/4 cup milk

1/8 teaspoon pepper

salt to taste


In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until lemon-colored and foamy.  Add milk, flour and salt; beat just until smooth (do not over beat).  Pour into greased 10-in. glass pie plate.  Bake at 400*F for 35-40 minutes or until deep golden brown.  Immediately prick with a fork in the center to allow steam to escape.  While popover is cooking cook celery, onion and carrot in small amount of olive oil, cook until tender crisp. Next add the turkey, mayo, cheese, milk and seasoning. Stir and cook over low heat until heated through.  When popover is done spoon turkey salad into it.  Garnish with tomato slices if desired and serve immediately.  Serves 8-10



Hope each and everyone of you is enjoying this time spent with friends and family! I'm off now to wipe some runny noses and watch a Care Bears DVD for the 20th time!


  1. Sorry to hear you've had so much sickness in your home. I hope everyone is feeling better quickly! That turkey recipe sounds good and looks delicious!

    Take care,

  2. I can empathise with you my friend. That was my family last week and it was miserable. We all ended up with cabin fever but thankfully felt well enough for Church and got out for a little while.
    Hope you all feel better very very soon.
    Love Collette xxx

  3. That recipe looks seriously YUMMY!!
    Sorry for the sickies!!!! GO AWAY GERMIES!!!!

  4. I've been praying for you guys ever since you told me they weren't feeling well. I'm so sorry it's gotten so bad and lasted so long. We had a spell last year that was just as bad, and it was hard to get through. The littlest ones make me so nervous when they are really sick.

    We've been pretty blessed so far, just that one spell that wasn't too bad. I hope it stays that way, because it sounds like my parents are going to come down this coming weekend! My mom just had another chemo treatment for her MS, so she can't be around sick people.

    We'll keep praying for you all, and for your wonderful family who braved the "air"ways to be with you!

  5. Sorry to hear you are all down and out...may the Lord give you moment by moment all that you need! What a blessing to look to Him through all of life's ups and downs...He is FAITHFUL.

    I'll pray that you all get well soon.


  6. So sorry you weren't able to join us! We missed you and your family so much! Hope you are feeling better!


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