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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

COMPANY IS COMING!

Company is coming so we have to clean and cook! We’ll be in the kitchen a lot to get all of the goodies prepared. Getting the kitchen ready for company sometimes takes even more planning. There were projects that had to be done first with the cabinets and appliances .

I also found that I am missing a few of my gadgets that  were broken with use. One of these useful gadgets, was the hard-broiled egg slicer. It neatly slices the egg in a stroke of the hand. Instead of running to different stores in the car, I ordered things right from the merchants online. SAVE GAS AND TIME AND HASSLES!

After updating  the kitchen, and ordering the gadgets,  we are ready to take on the cooking!

WHO LIKES FOOD SHOPPING?

We I grew up (I am not THAT old yet) we still had a milkman and the vegetable truck and fish truck go through the neighborhood. I didn’t live in the city but a suburban development in the last 1950’s and 1960’s.

After a while, the corner convenience stores took the business away from the home deliveries and they died out. Now the trend is gong back to home deliveries!

Gas is at a premium and time is shorter than ever! I’ve made adjustments using the on-line technology of making my store list and printing it out for my husband to go food shopping. I put the items in order by department automatically and even has the product pictures so he can see what item is on sale.

He doesn’t even have to try and decipher my handwriting either. My next adventure is ordering the groceries on-line and having them delivered. This is the newest thing out now and is an energy saver. The charge is minimal for the gas and time and physical effort that it saves– especially in bad weather. Just think of all the years that you’ve had to content with icy parking lots and shopping carts that don’t move on them and you will try this, too!

MAKING A MENU  FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Here’s a basic, traditional, Turkey Dinner (Serves 10):

Turkey– about 13-15 lbs.

Yams or Sweet potatoes

Mashed potatoes

Bread stuffing

Green beans

Brown ‘n Serve rolls

Cranberry sauce

Celery filled with cream cheese

Pumpkin pie

 

Snow the week before Christmas 2009