Category Archives: thanksgiving

Leftovers For Cinderella

I ate the traditional Thanksgiving dinner at a family setting Thursday, along with slivers of pies. The pot roast I made earlier got recycled as soup for two days after Thanksgiving. I had baked chicken with leftover carnival squash and … Continue reading

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PUT THE FROZEN TURKEY IN THE ICEBOX NOW

Today is Sunday. Thursday is Thanksgiving. Yep, we’re on a marathon dash toward the great family feast. The matriarch of the family always hosts this grand dinner where I come from. When I was a child, we ate at two … Continue reading

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NATIONAL OATMEAL DAY

Today the early morning light came flooding into my condo, spotlighting my homage to National Oatmeal Day. I made old fashioned oatmeal on the stove, with cocoa, protein powder, instant milk, sliced almonds, and blueberries. I rarely eat this comfort … Continue reading

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National Pumpkin Pie Day Extravaganza!

Today I’m eating homemade pumpkin pie, made completely from scratch. I’m also recuperating from a heart catheterization, which I had at some zero dark thirty hour yesterday. Since I was instructed to “take it easy,” I thought a little pie … Continue reading

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SEASONAL FOODS TASTE BEST

Buy what’s ripe for the best value “This is why tomatoes don’t taste all that great in January.” AND they cost a small fortune! Have you ever noticed this? Seasonal crops will taste better when they come from nearby and … Continue reading

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FRESH CRANBERRY APPLE WALNUT COMPOTE

My grandmother always made a special side dish for the family gatherings on the high holidays. If you serve it in a fancy dish and call it by a fancy pants name, all the better.  If it’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner with Friends

Preaching portion control is easier when the plate has little sections already marked out for this purpose. I wasn’t so lucky with the desert plate, however, but at least it was a smaller plate. The photo makes them look the … Continue reading

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