Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: November 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Pasta Shells

We all know the traditional things to make with those Thanksgiving Leftovers, but a few years ago I was searching for something aside from the traditional soup or turkey tetrazzini  I can't remember where I found this recipe now, and as odd as it sounds it tastes oh so good. A perfect blend of all the great things found in that Holiday Dinner melded with one of my favourite foods, pasta!


1 box jumbo pasta shells
2 cups cubed turkey
1.5 cups leftover stuffing
1-4 ounce package cream cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup mayonaisse
4 cups mozzarella shredded cheese
1.5 cups leftover gravy


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

We love Handmade gifts {Wordless Wednesday with linky}

A while back my kids were the lucky recipients of some great handmade quilts. A friend had been given a number of them from her friend who was clearing out her collection of fabrics, so made up a bunch of quilts. She simply asked our friend to share them with kids she knew who would love to have them.

The kids certainly loved them and we were very thankful to receive such beautiful gifts!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Champion Me Books - Review and Giveaway

Both of my kids love books, which of course makes me very happy!  Despite the many books that we own I sometimes find myself wishing we had something a little different and more unique to read than what is currently on our bookshelf.

We had a blast getting to create some new stories for our collection with the help of Champion Me Books. And the kids loved the creating part, taking care to customize the characters to reflect themselves.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wintertime Fun Bucket List

Even though it is only November 8th, Yes I am posting about Winter. Although not officially here *yet* seeing as how we got a good foot of snow just in time for Halloween, I can't help but notice that Winter has decided it is here in our City!

What better way to share it all with you then with a Winter Bucket List, courtesy of Writing Prompts over at Mama Kat. And I know have lots to look forward to over the next five or so months of this chilly weather!

1. De clutter our house. Since we have started the process of looking for a house to purchase it has become quite apparent we own too much. Granted this is partly because we don't have enough room in our townhouse but I know for a fact some of that stuff  we just no longer need. Plus to be completely honest I want less stuff to have to pack when the time comes to move.

2. Christmas Baking- My kids love to help out in the kitchen so I intend to put them to work making some yummy goodies. And that procrastinating I did last year that led to me never getting around to making my Nana’s shortbread recipe that I love is so not happening this year. To top it off I am committing to using that cookie press I bought last year. That is still in the box. Since last Christmas. And I wonder why we have all this extra stuff.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me

This great little Blog Hop is hosted by Heather at Acting Balanced and Wayne at Touristic.  

Heather posts 4 questions on Sunday evening and includes a linky list, so be sure to link up after posting your questions/answers.  You also have the option of adding in your own question.

And now for this weeks Questions 

1. What is your favorite thing about November?
2. What was the last thing that you bought that you regretted soon afterwards?
3. What is your go to snack food?
4. Do you believe that newspapers should charge for their online content?