Thanksgiving Leftovers – Turkey Shepherds Pie

One of my new obsessions is the Tasty Facebook page. If you haven’t seen it yet, do a search! It’s just a bunch of short one or two minute videos of recipes. So, although I did pin this recipe to my food board in Pinterest, it originated from the Tasty  page.

We cooked two turkeys this Thanksgiving, so naturally we had a TON of leftovers. I saw this video for turkey shepherds pie that looked amazing and I knew I had to try it. 

I made a few slight changes from the original recipe due to what I had on hand, and it still came out delicious!

The ingredients needed to make this recipe include: 

  • 2 Tbsp. – Butter
  • 1 Small Onion, diced
  • 1 Rib Celery, diced
  • 1 Cup – Carrots, pre-cooked and chopped
  • 1 Cup – Peas
  • 3 Cups – Turkey
  • 1/2 tsp – Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp – Salt
  • 1/4 tsp – Pepper
  • 1 Cup – Gravy
  • 1/2 Cup – Heavy Cream
  • 4 Cups – Mashed Potatoes

I started by preheating the oven to 425 degrees and melting the butter in a large pan.

Once the butter was fully melted I added the onions and celery and cooked them for about 5 minutes, or until they were softened.

Next I added in my chopped, cooked carrots. If you didn’t have cooked carrots, you could chop up a couple of raw carrots and sauté them with the onions and celery in the previous step.

Once the carrots were warmed through, I added my frozen peas.

 After the peas were thawed, I added the turkey, thyme, salt, and pepper.
Then I added the gravy to the mix.

Next, I poured the heavy cream into the pan and stirred everything together.

Once all the ingredients were combined, I poured the mixture into an oven-safe pan.

Finally, I spread the mashed potatoes over the top.

I baked the shepherds pie in the oven for 15 minutes, then took it out and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

It was super yummy! I plan to make this a post-Thanksgiving tradition 🍗  


Make Your Own Floor Wipes

I have one of those Swiffer steamer mops. I love it because it’s easy to use and does a good job cleaning the floor using steam. The one thing I don’t like is how expensive the Swiffer wipes are. It’s about $10 for a package of 20, so that’s 0.50 per wipe.

I found a website on Pinterest that provided instructions on making your own floor wipes using stuff you may already have around your house, or items you can find at the dollar store ( It will literally cost you pennies per wipe! The website said the wipes were reusable, but I found them to be too thin to reuse.

The materials needed to make your own floor wipes include:

  • Sealable rectangular container
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap
  • Cotton cloths
  • Scissors

I started by mixing the water, vinegar, alcohol, lemon juice, and dish soap together in the container.


Then I cut my cotton cloths to fit into the container. I was able to cut mine in half and it gave me 12 cloths.

 Next, I placed the cut cloths into the liquid and made sure they were all fully soaked.

Finally, I attached a moistened cloth to my mop. It worked great! It’s a little thinner then the Swiffer brand cloths, so I did need about double the cloths to finish my mopping job. But it is still way cheaper! If the cloths start to dry out, just add a little more water to wet them.