Tuesday, October 14, 2008


We had our Thanksgiving Turkey yesterday. There were only the four of us for dinner - Jim, me, Andrew and Eric. Andrew's girlfriend Anri had to work. But we had a lovely meal and a great visit with the two boys.

When the kids were in school every spring break we rented a house on Chesterman's Beach near Tofino B.C. Quite a few years in a row we would cook a turkey while we were there and spend most of the week eating turkey -- Turkey taco's, Turkey pizza, Turkey omelets, Turkey sandwiches and finally we would have Turkey SURPRISE -- like really - turkey? It is my favourite way to have turkey actually. So - although we had a great turkey dinner last night -- Tonight it is Turkey SURPRISE -- you have to say it like it is a SURPRISE!!

Step one --- everything from dinner ( except the potatoes ) goes in a big bowl and is mixed together -- gravy, all the leftover vegetables, stuffing, bits of turkey -- mix together and put in a casserole dish.

Step two -- Potatoes are cold and hard so mix in some milk, sour cream, a couple of eggs and some grated cheese -- whip up with the electric beater until nice and fluffy and smooth.

Step three -- put potatoes mixture on the turkey mixture and bake in the oven for about 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Step four -- wait for it to cook!

There is Jenny hoping just a bit more turkey will fall on the floor!!

We went for another nice walk today in Lighthouse Park - the day was gray but there was no rain. And we went and voted - so we can sit and watch the Federal election results while we eat Turkey SURPRISE.
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  1. Hi Pam,
    The turkey surprise looks delicious- we have made turkey lasagna and such but I have never added the stuffing into the turkey casserole. The potato bake dish we made for Thanksgiving, is like the topping you made except it has cream cheese whipped into the potatoes.
    We had ham instead of turkey- the ones that were left were quite costly so we opted for ham. I am sorry because I quite like turkey but I am in the minority in my house.
    Our dog Dusty would have been waiting for the vegetables or fruit never mind the turkey.
    As for the election- there were no surprises here in Alberta....unfortunately..

  2. That looks delicious! I can't wait until our Thanksgiving. In our family, the leftovers get divided amongst the guests, so for me, there isn't the agony of how to use up all those leftovers. In a way, I envy those who do.

  3. MMMMMMMM DEICIOUS!Pam: I´m very very busy these weeks with many things; I miss our chat on messenger and our mails too!; everything is ok here; hugs and kisses for you from my family and me; blessings to Dear Hunter!

  4. Sadly, we didn't have a turkey this year. In the past I've always celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving. Did you know that it's mainly an english thing? We, French Canadiens, didn't celebrate the holiday. Don't ask me what we did cuz I don't remember! It was too long ago. lol It wasn't until I dated an English Canadian that I learned of the holiday! Never dated a French Canadian! ;o) It would seem that I was destined to move to the dark side! lol Speaking of dark side, Ginger Patches blogged about a french magazine. I really out to get it, I'm losing/perdu mon francais! lol Gosh, I was going to write you an e-mail this morning, I guess this is it! lol Have a great weekend! Hugs!

  5. Yummers...your turkey surprise sounds and looks delicious. We had a small turkey because there was only the 3 of us and now I regret it, not enough leftovers, they disappeared in a couple of days. I've never heard of adding the eggs to the potatoes mixture, I'll have to try that.

  6. Turkey surprise sounds like what we eat between Christmas and New Year. We usually have the cold meat with salads though.

  7. Sounds YUMMY... now I'm hungry! Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Yummmm is there any left lol Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Hugs xxx

  9. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in ireland Pam, but boy does that turkey and everything look tasty. It looks like you had a wonderful time.