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- November 19, 2014 at 10:03 pm in reply to: Budget101 Challenge: Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget #459489
There are only 2 of us this year, Mike has to work Thanksgiving night, so we are making dinner the following Sunday. Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Green Bean Casserole, Buns, Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie. Total came to $48.70 (with leftovers too last weeks)
1) 20 lb turkey $14.80 (Cub Foods .89 lb plus $3 mfg coupon)
2) Homemade turkey gravy .35 (I used Liss $ amount, whatever flour cost is)
3) Mashed Potatoes $.85 (5lb local produce store .85 for 5lb bag)
4) Stuffing $9.01
* Bag of Brownberry stuffing FREE had in cupboard extra from last year
* 2 cans Chicken broth $1.20 (5 for $3 Cub Foods)
* 1lb Jimmy Dean Sausage $3.74 ($3.99-.25 coupon Cub Foods)
* 1 lb baby carrots $.99 (on sale at Cub 1lb .99)
* Celery $1.00
* Onion $.50
* 2 cans of mushrooms $1.58
5) Corn (2 cans) $1.20 (5 for $3 Cub Foods)
6) Green Bean Casserole $5.41
* Green Beans (2 cans) $1.20 (5 for $3 Cub Foods)
* 1 can Mushrooms $.79
* 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup $.59
* 1 can Cheddar Cheese Soup $.59
* Fried Onions $2.24 ($2.99-.75 coupon)
6) Rhodes Heat & Serve buns $1 (2/$4 we will only make 1/2 package)
7) 2 Pies (Pumpkin & Pecan) $8.59
I had everything except the following:
* Everday Essentials Pecans (8oz) $4.99
* Libbys Pumpkin (2) $3.58
8) 1 lb Butter $2.50
9) 1 Gallon Milk $2.99
10) Tub of Cool Whip FREE (had a coupon)
11) 2 1 liter bottles of pop $2.00
We recently moved and had an older entertainment center that we were not planning on using any longer (took up too much space and was outdated). We were going to break it up and throw it. Then I decided since it was in 3 pieces.
I put the upper and lower section in the garage (so we had additional storage and did not need to build any storage shelving). I brought the ‘stereo section’ downstairs to to store board games, decks of cards, cribbage board…….. Took out some of the shelves and mounted them on the wall for workout equipment (yet to use, but its ready for the New Year).December 31, 2013 at 7:41 pm in reply to: Help Us Get Organized & We’ll Help You Get Organized too! #447319
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The best homemade gift I ever got was a xmas tree skirt with matching table cloth & napkins from my aunt about 20 years ago ~ still use it today.
1) We always go shopping Christmas Eve for our stocking stuffers
2) Stop by our Applebees for the bartenders homemade Eggnog
3) wrap gifts xmas eve while having a few drinks and playing xmas tunes
4) The xmas day morning trip to Walgreens, to get anything we might have forgot
5) stay in PJ’s all day ChristmasDecember 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm in reply to: Disney Movie Rewards "Countdown to Christmas" Free Points Thread #445462
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- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
- 3 cups beef stock or canned beef broth
- 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- 3 15-ounce cans small white beans, rinsed, drained
- chopped red onion
- chopped fresh cilantro
- plain low-fat yogurt or light sour cream
heat oil in heavy large pot over medium heat.
add onions; sauté until light brown and tender, about 10 minutes. Add oregano and cumin; stir 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high.
Add turkey; stir until no longer pink, breaking up with back of spoon. Stir in chili powder, bay leaves, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon. Add tomatoes with their juices, breaking up with back of spoon.
Mix in stock and tomato sauce. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add beans to chili and simmer until flavors blend, about 10 minutes longer
Another one is also simple Turkey Pot Pie w/Puff Pastry
4 cups shredded turkey breast
5 tablespoons good quality olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
Zest from one lemon, preferably organic
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
8 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms, coarsely chopped
2 leeks, white and pale green parts thinly sliced
2 carrots, cut into small dice
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/3 cup dry white vermouth
1/3 cup flour
4 cups chicken broth or stock
1/4 cup heavy cream, or half & half
3/4 cups frozen peas
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, lightly beaten
In a medium sized bowl, mix together turkey, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, shallots, lemon zest, and parsley; set aside.
2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter, with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, in a dutch oven; saute mushrooms over medium high heat until cooked through, and lightly browned; transfer to a bowl, and set aside.
3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, over medium heat, in a clean dutch oven; add leeks, carrots, and thyme, and cook until vegetables begin to soften (about 8 minutes); raise heat slightly, add dry vermouth, and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Add flour to carrot mixture, stirring constantly for about 1 minute; whisk in the stock and cream, then simmer until sauce thickens (about 10 minutes); remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.
5. Mix together cooled sauce, with the lemon-parsley turkey, mushrooms, and frozen peas; divide between 4 mini-loaf pans.
6. Cut 4 pieces from the puff pastry, large enough to cover each loaf pan, with 1/2 inch hanging over on each side; crimp edges with the tines of a fork; tightly wrap each pie in several layers of plastic wrap, and a layer of aluminum foil; freeze up to 2 months.
Cooking frozen pies: preheat oven to 400; brush tops of unwrapped, frozen pies with egg, and bake for 30-35 minutes, until tops are golden brown; let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving
My favorite that comes to mine is very simple and this is the only time of the year that we have it.
Toast w/gravy & Turkey
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