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Wednesday

Turkey Day Fun



Turkey Day Fun

Just discovered a Thanksgiving Day meme. Maybe you will want to participate as well. If you do, please be sure to come back and leave a comment with your answers. If you wish, you might leave a comment with a link to your answers. (Here's how to make an active comment link.)

Posted in response to: Wednesday Weirdness #31: (Thanksgi
ving Edition) and for a Meme Express ("thankful prompt)

Questions By: Another Suburban Mom

The questions are in bold, and my answers are in italics.

1. What are you thankful for this year?

This year, I am especially thankful for the health and safety of family and friends. In a very trying economy, I am also particularly thankful for God's provision of shelter and sustenance.

"Let [us] give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things."
(Psalm 107:8-9)

2. Since some of our participants are not in the US, what do you think about Thanksgiving?

I am in the U.S., and I am thankful to live in a country that still recognizes the need for a day of gratitude (at least, officially).

"When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land He has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe His commands, His laws and His decrees that I am giving you this day."
(Deuteronomy 8:10-11)

3. What is your favorite part of the holiday/ your least favorite.

My favorite part of Thanksgiving Day is the family gathering for a delicious meal and recounting shared memories.

Then, during the long holiday weekend, I like to put up the Christmas tree and prepare our family Christmas cards for mailing.

The entire Thanksgiving weekend always seems to be a time of recalling God's blessings throughout the previous year, while looking forward to the Christmas season as well.

"Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song."
(Psalm 95:2)

4. Mashed Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes?

Both?

5. Do you own eating pants? Describe.

I'd rather eat turkey, thanks. (Please pass the gravy and cranberry sauce.)

6. What is your favorite thing to do with the Thanksgiving leftovers?

Eat them.

"From the fruit of their mouths people's stomachs are filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied."
(Proverbs 18:20)

7. Who are you most looking forward to seeing? Least?

Looking forward to the whole crew.

"Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife."
(Proverbs 17:1)

8. Do you go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving?

One year, I did make the mistake of visiting a local shopping mall on the day after Thanksgiving. I went with a friend at about 6 am. Having found the stores teeming with stressed and impatient crowds and the atmosphere far less than festive, I resolved never to try shopping on "Black Friday" again.

"
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd."
(Matthew 9:36)


Happy Thanksgiving - What Do Your Turkey Day Dining Choices Say About You?

Happy Thanksgiving!
What Do Your Turkey Day Dining Choices Say About You?

You know the old saying: "You are what you eat." What does your ideal Thanksgiving menu say about you?

Just for fun, I tried this blog quiz. Here's what I found:



What Your Thanksgiving Meal Says About
You



When it comes to the holidays, you follow and love the big traditions. You look forward to them every year.


You see the holidays as a time to think about what's important to you. It's a good time to reflect and regroup.


You like the aspects of the holiday that remind you of your childhood - opening presents, treats, and old favorite foods.


During the holidays, you are likely to feel comforted. At your worst, you feel a bit over-indulgent.


You consider yourself to be a bit of a purist, and you're proud of it.


You tend to spend your holidays sharing and pitching in. You'll do whatever needs to be done.


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Try this Thanksgiving blog quiz, then be sure to c'mon back and tell us how you did!

Friday

Catch Eyes with Holiday Specs

Catch Eyes with Holiday Specs



Are you looking for a way to improve your sight this holiday season, while enhancing your stylish appearance? Why not try a brand-new pair of fancy and festive eyeglasses?


Zenni Optical offers its own brand of fashion eyeglass frames, rather than name-brand designers. Still, a sizable selection of holiday frames may be found on the company's website.


Most of the designs seem to be reasonably priced.Prices range from $10.00 to about $40.00 for bright and colorful holiday eyeglass frames at Zenni Optical. This website is simple to navigate and offers dozens of choices of optical frames in a wide variety of vibrant hues. (Some of our favorites are pictured here. Photos used by permission of Zenni Optical.)





Orders may be placed directly online with a major credit card.



Zenni Optical offers single-vision, bifocal and progressive lenses in high-impact, UV-protective, scratch-resistant plastics. Of course, each custom eyeglass order requires an opthalmologist’s prescription, to ensure eyeglasses are produced to meet the wearer’s individual sight adjustment requirements.


The company offers a 30-day warranty on all eyeglass purchases, as well as a 50 percent refund on eyeglasses returned within four weeks. Zenni Optical does not provide lens replacement or eyeglass repair services, although replacement frames may be ordered from current inventory, if needed.

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Why not become a vision of loveliness with a new pair of eyeglasses? Decorative frames can be fun.

Thursday

Thanksgiving Turkey Defrosting Tips

Thanksgiving Turkey Defrosting Tips



Thanksgiving is one week away. Is it time to defrost the turkey?


If you purchased a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving, you may need to begin defrosting soon. Remember, a frozen turkey requires approximately one day for every five pounds to thaw completely for cooking.


Need specific how-to’s for safely thawing the bird?


CTRL-click here to read

Turkey Defrosting: Days and Days

for complete instructions on turkey defrosting methods.


Are you wondering what you might serve with your delicious Thanksgiving turkey? Check out the links below for wonderful holiday recipes for festive foods.


Are your Thanksgiving guests offering to bring side dishes to your Turkey Day feast and gathering? Why not share a few of these links with them?


Thanksgiving Turkey How-To’s:

"Thanksgiving Turkey: Step-by-Step"

Thanksgiving Recipes:

"Autumn Corn Bread"

"Place-Kickers Potato Chowder"

"Pumpkin Loaf"
"Spinach and Strawberry Spiral and Spin Salad"

"Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Recipes to Please"
Thanksgiving Recipes: Super-Simple Squash


Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts:

"Blond Brownies: A 3-Ingredient Family Favorite"

"Easy Peanut Brittle: Microwaving Makes Magic"

"Sugar Cookies Recipes: The Simple and Super-Simple Way"

"Truly Tasty Truffles: Make 'Em with Marshmallows"

Thanksgiving Fun:

"How to Make Your Own Thanksgiving Pinata"


Thanksgiving Leftovers:

"8 Delicious Uses for Holiday Leftovers (Especially Turkey)"

"Turkey Chili: A Delicious Supper on a Chilly Day"


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Saturday

Thanksgiving Tables - Napkin Folding Know-How

Thanksgiving Tables - Napkin Folding Know-How



Thanksgiving is coming soon. Do you need some tips for setting your holiday table? Try these napkin-folding tips. (CTRL-click on each title to open it in a new online window.)


Nine Napkin-Folding Designs For Flawless Holiday Dinner Tables


Fancy folded napkins add pizazz and panache to any table setting, particularly during a holiday season. How can you achieve professional quality results at home? Try these nine designs. You will be ready for company anytime!


Napkin Folding: The Arrow


This simple, elegant napkin-folding design offers a softer look than the crisply pleated ones.


Napkin-Folding: The Basic Square Silverware Pouch


Fold a tidy pocket to hold an entire place setting of silverware for a banquet or party.


Napkin-Folding: The Basic Triangle Silverware Pouch


Create a tidy table with this artistic pouch design, which is ideal for a buffet table.


Napkin-Folding: The Diamond


This super-simple design is quick and easy to learn. Also the diamond fold is an ideal choice, if you have napkins that are beginning to look a little wilted.


Napkin-Folding: The Goblet Fan


The goblet fan is quite possibly the most popular folded napkin design of all. Restaurants and banquet halls seem to favor this traditional style, probably because of its simple elegance.


Napkin-Folding: The Pocket


The Pocket is super easy to accomplish, but it offers a traditional and tidy look on your dining table or sideboard.


Napkin-Folding; The Rose


What could be more elegant than a lovely rose? This fancy folding design appears intricate and complex, but it truly is not.


Napkin Folding: The Sail


This is quite possibly the simplest folded napkin design of all. However, it works best with stiffer fabric napkins.


Napkin-Folding: The Standing Fan


This fancy design creates a dazzling table display, but it is quite simple to accomplish.


Additional Items of Interest:

Dinner Party Aprons: Casual and Comic

Disappointed Diners

Fine Dining and Fancy Fingers – Using a Finger Bowl

A Fine Whine Can Spoil a Meal in No Time

Hosting the Dinner – How to Pick Up the Tab

Mixed-Up Meal –A Creative Dinner Party

Take-Out Tips


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Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


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Friday

Is Your Fridge Full of Fun or Fungi?


What's in your refrigerator? Are you afraid to look?

If the items in your fridge could talk (as perhaps they might, if they have been there long enough), what would they say?

Just for fun, why not try this quick interactive quiz: "What Your Fridge Says About You."

Here's what I found out:




What Your Fridge Says About You



You like to be surrounded by things you love. You aren't exactly greedy, but you can be materialistic at times.



You are a very thrifty person. You don't like to waste money... or food.



You don't tend to be a very adventurous person, but you do surprise everyone now and then. You have a bit of a wild side.



You try to be responsible, but you don't always succeed. Your heart is in the right place though.



You are likely to be married - and very busy.



Be sure to stop back and leave a comment with your own results!

Related Items of Interest:
Cooking Down a Storm
Fridge Space
Grimy Grout
Six Ways to Stop the Stench

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