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Monday, November 8, 2010

Delicious Turkey Recipe

When I went shopping at Vons last week, I picked up an almost 20 lb Butterball Turkey for only $10.00 w/ my Vons Club Card. Since my family loves turkey so much, I thought I would make it for dinner tonight & we will have plenty of leftovers for turkey sandwiches & whatever other meals I come up with involving turkey for the next couple weeks.

We usually do not have many leftovers after Thanksgiving since our family is so large, so I wanted to start a little early this year. I have made this turkey recipe for the last 3 years & this is my families absolute favorite recipe. The meat is so tender & moist and it just falls apart. It has the best flavor too! If your interested in needing a good recipe for your Turkey this Thanksgiving, I will post this recipe below. :)

Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way (from

1 (12 pound or more) whole turkey
6 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cups warm water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
I also add a little pepper & some garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and wash turkey. Discard the giblets, or add to pan if they are anyone's favorites.
2. Place turkey in a dutch oven or roasting pan. Separate the skin over the breast to make little pockets. Put 3 tablespoons of the butter on both sides between the skin & breast meat. This makes for very juicy breast meat.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the warm water with the bouillon. Sprinkle in the parsley and minced onion. Pour over the top of the turkey. Sprinkle seasoning salt over the turkey, pepper & garlic powder.
4. Cover with foil, and bake in the preheated oven 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 180 degrees F. For the last 45 minutes or so, remove the foil so the turkey will brown nicely.

Meal Plan Monday

Here we are to a start of another new week and I'm already feeling a little behind again. I can't believe the holidays are just around the corner already! This is going to be a simple week for me in the kitchen. :)

Sunday: Pizza- Take Out (momma is taking a break)

Monday: Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn & Biscuits

Tuesday: Salmon & Mixed Veggies

Wednesday: Turkey Sandwiches & Fresh Fruit

Thursday & Friday: Hubby & 2 older boys going out of town- Either leftovers or grabbing something super fast for me & little one.

Saturday: Dinner with Friends

Puzzles, Puzzles & More Puzzles

My boys just LOVE puzzles! They can sit all day long putting puzzles together one after another. We started out with the 24 piece puzzles, but they are just way too easy for both my 4 & 3 year old boys. I then got some 48 piece puzzles and within a couple weeks, they mastered those & they just aren't challenging enough for them now.

I was happy to find these new Toy Story 3 (which is now their favorite movie) 100 piece puzzles at the dollar store. They had four different ones to choose from, so of course I got them all. My boys were so excited when I brought these home & they are definitely more challenging.

These would be great Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers! :)

Pretend Play

I went to Target yesterday to pick up of a few items and I was pleased to find the Halloween items marked down to 90% off. I was able to find a few costumes for only $1.20-1.50 each. My boys love to pretend play so they will have loads of fun with these new costumes! :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Glow in the Dark Crocs.......Only $8.99 Shipped!

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I just ordered the Dragon Crocs for all 3 of my boys! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Photo Card

Are you looking for the perfect Holiday Photo Card? Shutterfly has just about every selection of Holiday Photo Cards available to choose from to fit your needs. There are three different styles available: Folded Greeting Cards, Flat Stationary Cards and Flat Photo Cards. As you can see, the varieties are endless to choose from. I always have such a hard time figuring out which one I want to use every year because they always have such great designs!

Here are my three favorite Holiday Cards:

This is my favorite photo card. Faith And Family Religious 5x7 photo card. It has a nice Christian message with a beautiful elegant script. I also like how is has 3 photo spots available so you can highlight your favorite photos without trying to just choose one.

Rejoice Lord King Religious Christmas 5x7 folded card. Not only does this card have a wonderful message, but it also gives you the ability to add 7 photos which is great if you have a large family & you want to share in all those special photo moments.

Holly Jolly Story Christmas 5x7 folded card. You can include 4 photos with 4 captions and 4 text boxes. These can be used to highlight special events of the year or to highlight each member of your family and they are easier to create than a multi-photo collage on the front of the card.

I have personally ordered Shutterfly Photo Cards for Christmas a couple times in the past and I was extremely happy with the quality. I look forward to getting started on my Christmas Photo Cards now. :)

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