Well, with all the new and interesting things to look at in the house, and five extra little creatures to care for, we are not spending as much time as formerly in the kitchen. Sunday, I awoke to a fridge full of leftovers from the past week and an urgent need to use them up.

The solution? Boil 5 potatoes, mix them all together, add gravy and cheese, and the meal is ready to go.

Left Over Casserole


  • 1 cup left over gravy from Easter dinner
  • 4 potatoes, boiled
  • 2 carrots, boiled
  • Handful of spinach, uncooked
  • 1 cup left over green bean casserole
  • 1/4 cup left over grated mozzarella cheese from that pizza we had
  • 2 slices left over lamb shank roast
  • 1/2 cup left over turkey meat from Easter
  • Garlic and onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups grated cheddar


Slice up the cooked veggies and layer them with the above ingredients, salt and pepper. Mix in the mozzarella and gravy. Cover with the cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes.

TIP: If you don't have gravy sitting around, use something to add moisture such as soup stock or milk.

So back to Kitten Care. Mamacat (Staubie) is a great mother, but she is losing some interest. She is a kitten herself, so we are on the alert for abandonment or low milk production. So far, she is feeding them well enough as far as we can see.

We moved the family into our office room so that they would stay nice and warm. This went over with Staubie like a lead balloon. It took about 12 hours for her to adjust. I slept in the room with her on and off during the transition to make sure the kittens were ok. We decided not to take her to the vet this Friday since the move because we think the stress will do more damage than the checkup will do good.

My sister has fallen in love with "The Grey One" from afar and is scheduling a visit. You can see by the pic, that this little gal is a winner!