Well, that’s another successful Thanksgiving dinner on the road, but now you’ve got the business of eating all those leftovers. You’ve no shortage of leftovers, which may be both a blessing and a curse. Here’s an easy recipe to help you power through those leftovers.
Turkey Pot Pie
- ¼ cup butter, lightly salted
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon dried sage
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 ½ cups turkey gravy, prepared
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup milk
- 1 14-ounce package of frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and drained
- 3 cups cooked turkey, cubed
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 1 10-inch double pie crust
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, the mushrooms and the garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender but not browned. Stir in the flour, sage and the thyme until the flour and spices are well blended.
Add the gravy, water and the milk, stirring to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Cook the mixture for about 2 minutes. Stir in the turkey and the mixed vegetables. Cook this mixture about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Line a 10-inch pie plate with the bottom crust. Pour the turkey mixture into the crust. Cover the mixture with the top crust and then seal and crimp the edges. Cut small slits in the crust. Cover the crimped edges with aluminum foil to keep the edges from burning.
Bake the pie for 25 minutes. Remove the foil strips and then bake the pie another 20 minutes or until the crust is golden. Let the turkey pot pie rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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The leaves have almost finished falling and cold weather is on the horizon. It’s time for snowbird travelers to fire up their RVs and head south. But setting your sights on the southern states every winter doesn’t mean you always have to travel to the same destinations. These top three snowbird destinations are ones you may want to consider instead of your go-to spot this year.
Being a snowbird doesn’t mean you have to travel to a slow-paced destination for retirees. Austin is a place where culture and the outdoors collide. Snowbirds can kayak, mountain bike or hike in the day and turn to the city for world-renowned eateries and live music at night. Austin is a city that will make the cooler months of the year fly by with excitement.
Many snowbirds already know Arizona is an ideal place to keep warm and watch the winter pass with sunny skies. It’s also a great place for travelers who like to stay healthy and active year-round. Scottsdale is a hotspot for golfers, cyclers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The area’s slightly older population may also appeal to more mellow snowbird travelers.
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Many snowbirds assume Florida is the place to be on the East Coast in winter, but Georgia offers mellower crowds, ideal weather and picturesque coastal scenery. Head to Jekyll Island this year for peaceful beaches, picturesque marshland, adorable towns, fresh seafood and southern hospitality that will make you never want to leave. This charming Georgian island is the laid-back alternative to the traffic jams and tourists crowds of Florida’s top snowbird spots.
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Most people would agree that the interior of many campers is on the small side and do not always have a lot of space. If your camper or motorhome holds this unfortunate truth, try some of these great DIY storage and organization techniques.
While you’re on the go, store grains and pasta in air-tight containers and put them inside your microwave or oven. This will also keep pests out of your food while utilizing otherwise unused space.
If you have the space on your kitchen wall, use magnetic strips to keep knives and other metal kitchen tools out of drawers. This will free up space for other kitchen items as well as keep them in a handy and easy-to-find place when you need them.
Recycling is a great way to help the environment. Instead of tossing out those mayo or jelly jars, you can reuse them for storing rice, flour or sugar. Be sure to label them with the contents and expiration dates though!
While we are on the topic of recycling, you can use old pill bottles to store loose change or spare keys. Remember to remove any labels.
You can create dividers in your cabinets with tension rods. Place them vertically in the desired place and voila! Free up shelf space in an instant.
You can also utilize space on your cabinet doors by adhering sections of PVC pipe on the inside of the doors. Just find what size you need and stick them up. You can store curling irons or even corded items in these handy devices.
There is always a need for extra linen on a trip. You never know when you might need it. To free up space, store the folded sheet sets inside of the matching pillow case.
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Aside from snacks and plenty of fuel, games are one of the most essential parts of a family RV road trip. And there are plenty of games that have been around long before hand-held DVD players and video games came into play. Try these classic family road trip games to get back to the basics of family RV travel.
Road Trip Bingo
Road trip bingo is one of the most classic games of all. You can purchase road trip bingo boards at a toy store (or dust off your old ones from the attic), or you can find free bingo boards online and print them out at home. Laminate the printed boards, buy some dry erase markers, and you’ll have endless hours of family bingo fun.
The License Plate Game
The license plate game is one of the best road trip games, because all it requires is a pad of paper and a pencil. Keep track of all of the different states’ license plates you see along your route until you find all 50.
Name That Tune
There’s no denying that road trips are as good as the music that fuels them. All you need to play the “Name That Tune” game is a working radio inside your vehicle. Press the “seek” button, then see who can name the song on the radio station the fastest. This game is primarily for teenagers and adults who have a bit of knowledge about popular music.
Twenty questions has been a way to occupy drivers and their passengers for decades. Have one of your fellow travelers think of an item, and let every passenger in the car ask “yes” or “no” questions until someone guesses what the item is. Let the correct guesser choose the next item and start the game over again.
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