Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday, NOT...Frugal Friday

Hi there lets see how many different ways we can use turkey, and give an example of how you will use your left over turkey, this saves in spending money on another meal for today right...That is frugal, any way we can cut corners in this day of high pricing is a frugal and good way.

I am gonna cut up the remainder of our turkey and make a turkey salad, a big, salad with lettuce, onion, turkey, celery, hard boiled egg, and cheese to top it off, like a Chef salad only with turkey instead of ham and turkey. Another way is:

Turkey Frittatta

12oz leftover vegetables such as roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots and sprouts
8oz leftover turkey, a mixture of brown and white
2tbsp olive oil
6 large eggs, beaten
2oz leftover stuffing, crumbled
Handful of parsley to garnish

Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Chop all the vegetables into bite-sized pieces no bigger than 2cm. Tear or slice the turkey into bite-sized chunks.

Add the oil to the hot pan, then the vegetables and turkey. Sauté over a medium heat for 3-4 mins or until the vegetables begin to crisp and are piping hot. Crumble in the stuffing.

Beat the eggs with salt and pepper, then pour into the pan. Stir gently for about 1 min or until most of the egg has set. Shake the pan to level the surface and cook for 3 mins until the base is golden and top almost set.

Pop under a hot grill and cook for 1 min or until the top has set. Scatter over the parsley and serve hot in wedges with a spoonful of cranberry sauce, and a salad

Thursday, November 26, 2009

God Bless You, Happy Thankgiving

Pondering on Thanksgivings Past, Let me encourage you in the middle of your Thanksgiving celebration to take a minute to step back and consider the times past, think on the things that blessed your heart many years ago….Then take a minute to look around you, look into each loved ones face, at their smiles and their mannerisms, look at all the wonderful foods that our hands has prepared, and the love that went into it. Just savor the moment, the blessings of this day, compared to days past. With our family we have added so many new faces, we have in laws and new grand baby and great grand babies, just a abundance of love through this one union of man and wife, this is our 50th Thanksgiving together as a married couple, that in itself is such a glorious blessing, to still have my wonderful bridegroom of my youth. Take in note for times to come. Then thank the Lord for His goodness, grace and mercy, for family and friends, for the freedom to worship him freely still, for God’s great provisions, for HIS SALVATION through His son JESUS, for heaven, to see, hear, taste, smell, touch….and for His amazing love and bountiful blessings. Oh how God has blessed us and our family, yes I will take the time to thank him. Deuteronomy 28:2 "And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God."

God bless you and your family this Thanksgiving day, and may we all be thankful throughout the year, day by day thanking him and making sure we honor him.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


T - Is for the Tons of Blessings that I receive each day.
H - Stands for these Hands that fold, when I begin to pray.
A - Means all the Awesome powers our Lord has from above.
N - Stands for His Never ending patience and His Love.
K - Is for the Kindness and forgiveness He has shown.
S - Stands for the Sweetest gift of love we've ever known.
G - Means the Amazing Grace that God bestowed on me.
I - Says I can't imagine, without His love, just where I'd be.
V - Is for "Victory in Jesus", just like that song of old.
I - Means I'll do my best, to lead lost sheep into His fold.
N - Is for the nails driven through our Savior's hands.
G - Stands for God's Greatest Gift, His Son's life for mortal man.
Our heavenly Father invites us to Thanksgiving as well. In Psalm 95, we are invited to offer

joyful, festive, harmonious and thankful worship-aimed at our Great God.
“Oh come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms”

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cheese  Balls


3 cups (12 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup biscuit/baking mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef
over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place meatballs
on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan.
Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until the meat is no longer
pink; drain. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Thanksgiving Recipes, Fun and Good


1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup Eden Food Cranberries
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
1/4 tsp Swanson Organic Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Swanson Organic Ginger
1/4 cup Swanson Pomegranate Juice


In a saucepan heat pomegranate juice, cranberries and orange zest. Bring to a boil and cook until cranberries are soft. Remove from heat and place mixture in a food processor until cranberry mixture is finely chopped. Let cool. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cranberry sauce and spices. Cover and chill. Serve with assorted fruits for dipping.
Makes approximately 6 servings. Serving size 1/4 cup.