Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time of the year when we can take a break from economizing. That being said, I did make an observation while shopping this week. Just about everything that was traditionally a holiday staple, was full price, or more than full price. While I don't believe in pinching pennies on the holiday, paying double wrankles me.
I still would and have bought the things that I normally by when they were on sale in the previous few weeks. For, example, pork loin is still two dollars a pound often. This week, QFC wanted over 4.50 a pound! That's not economizing, it's not getting taken advantage of!LOL.

Things you can do with left over turkey.

1) turkey, cranberry sauce panneni
2) just plain leftovers
3)turkey casserole - cream sauce with spaghetti
4) turkey soup
5) turkey pot pie

We all know this, but sometimes I get in a rut and forget.

Pumpkin Soup

1 -16 ounce can pumpkin
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
A pinch each of salt, oregano, rosemary, ground red pepper
4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth.

Put everything but the broth in a slow cooker. Gradually stir in broth. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, or on high 3-4 hours. Serve with sour cream and pumpkin seeds if desired.

On another subject:

It have a very large compote thar I put a candle in the center of and then fill the space around it with seasonal things. On Halloween/Thanksgiving, it might be leaves or candy corn. For Christmas it is cranberries and/or some evergreens out of the yard.
Valentines day might bring red paper hearts or conversation hearts. st. Patricks day, paper shamrocks. Easter brings Easter grass and plastic eggs, or jelly beans. The red -white and blue holidays get ribbons or little flags. A green and a white candle and found things makes a year round centerpiece. If you don't have a compote, you could do the same thing with a glass bowl or large jar.

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