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For the first time EVER-I came home with enough of my potatoes to serve 5 of us for dinner the next night along with the much anticipated “deep-fried” turkey.  

At least by my husband.  

Thank goodness-it was dry enough that he has asked me to make it into a Turkey stoup to eat the rest of it.  

I’m laughing out loud here!

So today, in anticipation of my going in for an epidural on my back, I will take the turkey meat, onions, baby carrots, celery and the rest of the mashed potatoes and make it into a big pot of stoup and that should hold the two of us until I’m feeling up to cooking again in a couple of days.

Since my husband has the late shift for the rest of his work week-this will serve double duty on a few levels.

I’ll still package the bit of leftover stuffing and sliced breast meat for one of his “brown bag” meals and I’ll send soup for the other-along with a couple of dinner rolls I was told to take home and the last of the pumpkin pie I found that our daughter left in the fridge.

Works out well-since I was told I would need to keep myself resting for the rest of tomorrow and I’ll be on my own.

By doing the meals ahead for my better half-I know he’ll not be caving to junk food and I’ll be able to portion out and ready a couple of bowls for myself so I won’t have to lug out the “big” soup pot.

Nice to have leftovers that are tasty, healthy, comforting and easy to get to when you aren’t up to cooking for even one!

Have a wonderful week!

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 27, 2011
    • I like the idea of “stoup.” Hearty enough for a meal on its own. We made a thanksgiving dinner for just the two of us so we have enough leftovers in the freezer to last a lifetime. Plus, he’s already turned the carcass into a pot of stoup of our own.

      Why are you going in for an epidural? Are you alright??

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      Carine Nadel wrote Nov 27, 2011
    • I have some bulging/degenerative disc in both the lower back and the neck.  I’ve been doing acupuncture for almost 10 months-which has helped a good deal, but the effects start tapering off after only a couple of days.  combine this w/ the RA, the OA and the CRPS and life is “more than uncomfortable“.  I’ve been on pred for over 6 weeks-which has helped me as well-but I can’t stand living on this stuff anymore!  Plus, the rheumy put me back on so that the Humira would start kicking in.  The Enbrel stopped working and this year has NOT been very good.
      Hoping this will help when continuing to combine it w/ acu.  and I’d love to stop relying on tramadol too.

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