Recently we purchased a throw blanket from Sam’s Club. We have an older home so drafts are common in the winter. We looked at purchasing new windows, but (holy crap) the price was prohibitive. So we go with blankets when watching television in the living room. Tiffany found this blanket at Sam’s, we bought one and it has been like crack cocaine in our house. We have carried it from room to room. We’ve had visitors stay the night who have carried it from room to room. No matter if you bring the blanket to bed or use it on the couch, all the dogs must have it touching their skin. I woke up last night and I had two dogs on my left and two dogs on my right, I was imprisoned inside the blanket. I had zero range of motion. My mind went immediately to what would I do if there was a fire and I couldn’t move. Clearly, I’d have more to worry about with a fire, but the brain is a funny thing. It isn’t like we don’t have other blankets that the dogs could use. In fact, they have their own blankets on the couch. Apparently, those blankets are shit now and they want our blanket. There is no justice and we can’t have anything that they don’t decide is theirs, too. I attempted to push them off the blanket last night and in my sleepy haze all I saw were looks of indignation. The entrapment became too much and I used all my strength to go on a dog moving rampage. I went back to sleep, woke up an hour later and every dog was back in the exact same spot where I had moved them from…I was trapped again. Once again, as I type, the blanket is near me and so are the dogs. Bastards.
You really should check out this recipe. A very dear friend shared it with me. I love sharing recipes. That sounds so 1950s housewife, but I don’t freaking care. Which saying, “don’t freaking care” offsets the 1950s housewife feel, or at least I think it does. She suggested the change of using chicken instead of turkey, red peppers instead of green, no water chestnuts and have crust on top and on bottom. All good changes, but I do think this is a handy recipe to have around after Thanksgiving. If you have as much turkey as we have left, this is a good recipe to use some of that turkey. But trust me, the change to chicken is a good one. Either way try this and get one of those blankets from Sam’s, just don’t have four selfish dogs around if you do. They are all snoring right now. Bastards.
Gobbler Cobbler Pie (http://www.pauladeen.com)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 package fresh sliced mushrooms
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 small can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 can French style green beans, drained
1 package Long Grain Wild Rice (recommended Uncle Ben’s)
3 cups cooked turkey, chopped
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 package preformed pie crust
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 cup sour cream
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the rice according to package instructions and set aside. Sauté onions, peppers, and mushrooms in oil and set aside. Combine all ingredients except 1 cup of cheese and pie crust, into large bowl and mix well. Pour into greased 9-inch glass pie plate. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese and set aside. Roll out pie crust, cut into ½-inch wide strips and cover dish in lattice design, then brush dough lightly with egg (remember crust on top and bottom is just better). Place in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, when top is golden brown, remove, let cool and enjoy.