On a few occasions I have been able to rope dh and the boys to help me.
We are allowed to rake them to the side of the road, let the town come around and use their wonderful leaf vacuum truck to take them away.
There is a slight issue there is only one truck that covers the city limits.
The next issue is that our neighborhood has a lot of trees which means a lot of leaves and that means
I think our house has the most leaves, seriously.
Majority of the others have removed their trees from their property so their leaves are few.
I like our trees in the summer, can you say cool house?!
Right, now back to our leaf collection issue.
Each year the men normally come through once in November and then once again in December, to gather those last piles of leaves we all seem to have.
This year however there was no visit to collect our leaves and I had to rake back the piles twice. *grr!*
I have seen them around so I knew that eventually they would be in our development.
Today, today I heard the truck and my heart did a tiny little happy dance.
Finally they were coming for our leaves and we would have a bit of our yard back.
I heard them come down one side of the street, around the curve and head on down the road.
(They do have to turn around and head back towards our house.)
Then I heard the vacuum turn off in the distance.
They left the neighborhood!
I gave them the benefit of the doubt that they were going to unload the leaves and come back but after five hours of waiting I knew they were not coming back.
They did not touch one single leaf in front or on the side of our house.
I really, really hope they come back tomorrow and get these leaves otherwise I think they will be receiving a not so nice phone call.
If you are you tired of turkey now, please raise your hand.
The boys are not too fond of left over turkey (can you believe it?!), they can’t get enough of it on the day it is made but come twenty four hours later they want nothing to do with it.
Dh and I can eat only so many turkey sandwiches before we are seeing green.
So last night I figured this would be a wonderful way to use up the rest of those turkey leftovers.
This is the recipe I always use but normally omit the wine and just use some extra chicken broth. Last night however I tossed in some Cabernet Sauvignon since we had a tiny bottle in the fridge.
I can also say that I added in a bit of sour cream.
Honestly, how can you not have sour cream in this recipe?
I like to added in some onion and garlic powder to give it that extra zing.
I have to say that the batch I whipped up last night was the best that I have ever made.
Nate kept telling me how wonderful it was and enjoyed every bite that he ate.
You could make it really healthy by not putting in the sour cream but would you really want to do that?
Rustle up the rest of your left over turkey and you have yourself a meal!
Oh! I did sub in cheddar cheese as you can see.