Simple Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

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Who doesn’t’ love Turkey Soup? The day after Thanksgiving means lots of leftovers and that means turkey soup. Don’t waste the turkey carcass! The delicious broth combined with a few vegetables and noodles is gold mine of flavor.

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Olivier Salad aka Russian Salad Recipe – Салат Оливье

DSC_0706Olivier is one of the most popular salads in Russia. It is made with diced potatoes, carrots, eggs, dill pickles and dressed with mayonnaise sauce. Variations of the salad differ from the choice of meat. It could be poultry, beef, ham or sausages. This salad is a must on the dinner table for Christmas, as well as other festive occasions. My version of Oliver salad has Canadian bacon.

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Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Bites

Cheesecake with a layer of caramel over a graham cracker crust, with crunchy layer of pecans, wrapped in luscious chocolate. A perfect, irresistible Christmas treat!!!

My sister in-law Yelena hosted the annual Christmas cookie  exchange! It was a great time to catch up with old friends while nibbling on a mouthwatering assortment of sweets. We had a blast!!! Can’t wait to make other girls cookies. I made these Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake bites and apparently, they are the “Guiltiest Please” bars ever. Cookie exchange girls raved!

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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Plan

Thanks for visiting!

Thanksgiving is about spending time together with an attitude of thankfulness.

My Thanksgiving menu is made up of tried and true family favorites, but they are not all considered traditional Thanksgiving recipes.

I recommend making your menu plan so that you can start looking for the ingredients at the best possible prices in your weekly sales ads. Look for coupons and match them to sale prices to save even more.

Be flexible on your menu! Most of the traditional Thanksgiving ingredients will be on sale, but I recommend creating a backup plan in case an item is out of stock or it’s too expensive. Life will go on even if you’ll have apple pie instead of pumpkin or pecan. Right!!

If you are using frozen turkey, remember, to plan ahead and thaw your turkey safely! It takes about 24 hours for each 5 pounds to thaw in refrigerator.

Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving Dinner Menu:

Brined Herb Roasted Turkey

Creamy Mushroom -Potato Casserole

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Easy Gravy 

Layered Russian “Shuba” salad with Smoked Salmon

Mushroom Meadow Salad – “Грибная поляна”

Beet Salad with Walnuts and Garlic

Broccoli Cauliflower with Radish Salad Recipe

Autumn Spice Honey – Medovik cake

Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Cake

Raspberry Tart with Sour Cream Topping

Meringue and Nutella Baskets – Korzinki – Корзиночки с белковым кремом


What is on your menu for Thanksgiving this year?

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!!!

God bless you!!!