Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Turkey or Chicken Pot Pie - Great for the Leftovers!

Do you have leftover Turkey from Christmas? This Pot Pie recipe is perfect on these chilly nights! Even if you are spending the winter in the warm south, this is great comfort food! It is a great time to bust out that turkey and fill the kitchen with that wonderful smell again! You could also use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. This is a quick and easy recipe (even I can make it!) and it bakes beautifully in the convection oven.


Left over Turkey or Chicken cut into chunks
2 Refrigerated pie crusts
2 cups vegetables of choice - carrots, celery, onions, peas, broccoli, etc.
1 cup Alfredo sauce - I just use from the jar
1/2 cup milk with 1 tablespoon flour
2/3 cup Swiss cheese

1.  Preheat convection oven to 375 degrees. Take pie crusts out of refrigerator to soften a bit before use. Put 1 refrigerated pie crust into bottom of pie pan and poke holes in the bottom. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. I use Low Mix.

2.  In a large saucepan combine turkey, vegetables, Alfredo sauce, and milk mixture over medium heat. Stir until it is hot and bubbly and starts to thicken. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in Swiss cheese.

3. Pour all ingredients into baked pie crust.  Top with 2nd pie crust and press edges together. Cut 4-8 slits in the top of the pie crust. If desired beat one egg and brush it lightly over the entire crust. This will give you a nice, shiny brown crust.

4.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until bubbly.  Enjoy!

Yummy, good comfort food! What is your favorite "comfort food" that you turn to when cold, tired, or missing home?


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Favorite Bloggers Share Gift Ideas and Free Gift Tags from Sentimental Sue!

Free Gift Tags just for Sentimental Sue Friends - Link at the bottom!

Christmas and all the Holidays are a little different when you are a Workamper or Full-time RVer. My feelings seem to change every other day. I am so excited to be exploring a new state or area, meeting new friends at the weekly margarita hour, and feeling that warm sun on my face! The next day I am missing my kids, family, and all the traditions that have been laid out over the years - the Christmas parade, trying to coax my husband to help me put up the tree, and playing Bingo on Christmas day - because that is what Grandma always did! Traditions - they mean a lot to us and our families!

Even the gift giving traditions change. Some RVers exchange gifts and celebrate the Holidays with their family before they even head out for their winter snowbird destination. They are having their own Hallothanksmas! Others spend time shopping for gifts in the warm weather and lovingly wrap them to make sure they are shipped on time to arrive for Christmas. 

But what about gifts for RVers?  It is not always easy to figure out what to buy someone that lives in such a small space. And the needs and wants of RVers are so much different than the average "homeowner." Check out all the ideas below! I am sure you will find just the right gift for your favorite traveler - or even something for yourself!

Of course I think the best gift would be my 2016 RVers Planner and Travel Journal! This is a  great for any RVer whether you are just dreaming about RVing or have been on the road for a while. It includes monthly, weekly, and daily pages along with many great Worksheets to help everyone get organized.  It is a digital download so even the last minute shoppers can look like they have planned ahead! Check out this link for more info! 


*Gift Idea: Give this Planner along with a gift card to their favorite craft store so they can purchase a notebook, stickers, markers, etc. to write in their new Planner! They will thank you all year!

Some of the top RV bloggers have made lists of their favorite gifts and gadgets for 2015. Maybe you can send this post to your family to give them a hint of what YOU want for Christmas! Or make sure your spouse sees what you are reading and make a list of  your favorites. Which ever works for you - I  hope you get everything you want for Christmas and beyond! 


Christmas Gifts for RVers

Wheeling It 2015 RV Christmas List - Useful Outdoor Stuff That Lasts

Gone with the Wynns - 10 Brilliant Gifts You Will Want to Keep for Yourself

Living the RV DreamLTRVD - Christmas Gifts

Technomadia - Gift Giving Guide for Full Time RVers

Gypsy Journal - 10 Gift Ideas for RVers

If you haven't checked out these blogs before, there are many years of experience and knowledge in each of these blogs. I am a regular on many pages when I am looking for answers or insight on a certain subject. If you know of any other gift idea lists, feel free to list them in the comments section!

Free gift tags for Sentimental Sue followers - Just click on the picture of the tags to download and print! These can be printed on card stock or sticky paper and cut out to be used as you wish!


Good luck with your shopping list and gift wrapping! I hope Santa brings you everything you wish for!