Monday, November 30, 2009

Turkey Curry!!!

Like many out there, we have tons of leftovers...tons and tons. We sent some home with family and still have a fridge full. Last year we opted for turkey nachos, so preferring tradition and the easy way out of things, I suggested them again. My husband, being a chef and always looking for a challenge replied, "no let's think of something different". Hungry, and slightly annoyed I began to take a mental note of the contents of our fridge, and our basement fridge. "mashed potatoes" I said, "turkey", hmmmm "acorn soup"......"I got it".....turkey curry!!! We jump at the chance to eat rice, so we thought we would make some jasmine rice and turkey curry. My husband being a genius decided to take the mashed potatoes and make samosasand then he went even further and made a sauce for them out of yogurt and the leftover cranberry sauce. Aaaaand I fell in love even more because he baked the samosas rather than fried them, and I think I ate 100. Hazel and Jade loved them too.

We bought wonton wrappers for the samosas, Naan, we made up some jasmine rice, and had the curry in the fridge. We chopped up some onions and carrots to add to the acorn soup and added shredded really we Incorporated what we had with our thanksgiving leftovers. I am telling you it was absolutely delicious!
The picture really does not do it too much justice. We were eager to eat so Joe quickly snapped the pic. I love being a member of this stomach does too!!! I'm eager to hear about what everyone is doing with their leave a comment and let us know what you have come up with!!
Tonight we feast on BBQ Turkey sandwiches!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Feasting on blessings.

We sat down weeks ago with dozens of gourmet and Culinaria magazines strewn across our dinner table. Our mission was to plan our Thanksgiving Feast. We narrowed it down to 6 or 7 dishes, and waited in anticipation for the day to arrive. We spent our day with family, eating, walking through Valley Forge in order to work up more of an appetite, then eating again. While food is a very important dynamic to our day...we are thankful for so many other things. We Montgomerys are so thankful that God has blessed us with his love! We are so thankful for amazing family and friends.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I had the most lovely birthday, spent with my most precious little family. My great friend, love, and husband made me the most splendid birthday cake. I mentioned how my mom would buy me cakes from an Asian bakery that had fruit and almonds. So, I was deliciously surprised that Joe made me my very own cake. I would not trade it in for a store bought cake is priceless!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


After driving to Philly so that Hazel could be seen by a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon...she is now the proud owner of a hot pink cast. She will have to wear it for 1 month due to her finger being broken. She is amazing though, just using her left hand, not really complaining at all.
Thank you for your prayers.


Monday, November 9, 2009


We spent some family time at a local coffee house. Eating breakfast burritos, and breakfast sandwiches, drinking coffee, reading books, and relaxing together...our most favorite thing to do.

*All photos were taken by the fabulous Joe M...all except one :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Carrot Fingers

He is always the one to make them laugh. They giggle uncontrollably at the news that he will be home soon! Yes the girls think their Dad is the funniest man on earth. We had visited a local farmers market and bought some locally grown rainbow carrots...and Joe transformed them into carrot fingers! I love Joe, and the girls adore him. He makes life brighter!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

the kimbel dr. loop

We live on Kimbel Dr. We have a new habit of walking the .8 mile "kimbel dr. loop". I don't know if others refer to it as that, but I do. Our ideal time to walk is in the morning when the day is crisp, hopeful, and new. We had a beautiful walk, admiring the tall trees naked of leaves, embracing the cool air, listening to the sounds of the wind & was fabulous. We pointed out the interesting mailboxes we saw, a little mini log cabin, a school bus, and one that had three little robins on it. It was lovely. Oh, fleeting Autumn!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The places you might see.

Reading, Pa. Not exactly a top destination spot. Not really one of the 1oo places to see before you die either. We found ourselves in Reading, 45 minutes away from home after a failed mini-van search. We noticed a pagoda high on a hill and decided to check it out. The resounding feeling was happiness, happiness to be alive, happiness that God created such beauty, and happiness to be in the presence of people that take that unknown road and discover amazing things.