Today is a special day in Wanda’s Kitchen! I’m making a recipe of Mom’s called Ritzy Turkey Ritzy (except I’m using chicken instead of turkey).
Mom made this casserole all the time and we all loved it. Tonight I’m having everyone over for my sister’s birthday. Traci will be the BIG 40!! Yes, I said it! We’re celebrating her and the blessing that she is to our family. We’re thanking God that she has had forty years and we’re hoping for at least forty more!
Traci is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside and I’m so thankful that she is MY sister! I don’t know what I would have done without her over the past year after losing Mom. If you would like you can hop on over to her blog at Beneath my Heart and wish her a Happy Birthday. Her actual birthday is Tuesday but we’re celebrating tonight.
Here is the recipe for Ritzy Turkey Ritzy and Mom’s article she wrote about it.
Cure the second-day blues with Ritzy Turkey blitz
After the Thanksgiving feast is over, most of you will be faced with leftover turkey and will wonder what to do with it.
Your families may turn up their noses at the thought of eating turkey the second (or third) day unless you come up with some clever ways of serving it. (Leftover turkey will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days)
If you’re one of those Christmas shoppers that begin the day after Thanksgiving, consider fixing your family sandwiches. Slices of turkey taste great on pita bread or croissants and are a wonderful change from plain sliced bread. Serve the sandwiches on a silver tray with celery, carrots and potato chips for munching. Your family will feel special. Make sure you save some turkey for later, to use in this recipe.
Ritzy Turkey Ritzy
5-7 cups of turkey
1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted (may substitute cream of chicken soup)
8 ounces sour cream
2 stacks Ritz crackers
1 stick butter
Mix sour cream and soup together. Tear or cut bite-sized pieces of turkey and mix with sour cream and soup mixture. Pour into casserole dish.
Crumble the crackers. Melt butter, pour crackers, tossing lightly to mix. Spread cracker mixture on top of turkey. Bake 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes. Serves 6-8. Enjoy!!
I will end with the poem Mom shared in her article. She loved poems and used them all the time.
I Know Something Good About You
Wouldn’t this old world be better If folks we meet would say—
“I know somehting good about you!” And treat us just that way?
Wouldn’t it be fine and dandy if each handclasp, fond and true,
Carried with it this assurance—”I know something good about you!”
Wouldn’t life be lots more happy if the good that’s in us all, were the only thing about us that folks bothered to recall?
Wouldn’t life be lots more happy, if we praise the good we see?
For there’s such a lot of goodness in the worst of you and me!!
Wouldn’t it be nice to practice that fine way of thinking too?
”You know something good about me, I know something good about you!” —-Louis C. Shimon
Walking in His Grace,