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I went to Whole Foods and got a Diestel Turkey Breast and roasted it up. But not in any old way - I used this recipe from Rachael Ray and MAN was it tasty (and top 8 free since I used olive oil to baste the top of the bird before I put it in the oven).
Why a turkey breast you may ask? Well, my oven died (at least the inside cooking part, not the top burners thank goodness) and I still haven't replaced it (gotta get that done before Christmas Eve since about 25 people will be here expecting dinner - can't serve 'em ramen!). I've been using my handy, dandy convection toaster oven for the last 7 months and it's been great. And it worked perfectly for a small turkey breast.
Throw in some stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce (oh and gravy of course!) and we had one heck of a meal!
B has minimum days all this week, and I've been finding little 'thankful' things to do each afternoon. Writing notes to special people, donating canned food/blankets to the local shelter, and today we are dropping off a few frozen turkeys/chickens to our local Second Harvest Food Bank. There are so many sales at the grocery stores right now - for about $25 I should be able to get a few turkeys (or large chickens) to donate to those who can't swing buying their own bird this year.
Have you started thinking about holiday shopping yet? In addition to the usual presents, a few folks close to us will be getting donations made in their name to Heifer International, One Day's Wages or Kiva.
A LOT of our relatives absolutely HATE getting these donations made, and I don't know why. But many of my relatives love it. They have plenty of sweaters, and cooking gadgets, and most of all: blessings. Us giving in their names is their favorite gift of all.
What's your favorite charity?
We have so much to be thankful for - but that's for another time and another post (next week).