I am big on making my own stock. I don't know why it is something I enjoy so much, but turning what I used to think of as trash into a tasty and nutritious stock that I can then freeze and enjoy later is a big deal for me. This years turkey was no exception. The fact that I already have the turkey carcass and really only need to add water seems like an economical choice. … [Read more...] about Turkey Stock
Archives for November 2012
I have been talking a lot about Christmas this week. I am finally in a good groove and getting into the holiday spirit. Going into the holiday season (which I think started the beginning of November for me!), I spent a lot of time thinking about what I really wanted for this year. What is important for my family, for me? What activities do I want to actually accomplish this … [Read more...] about What (or who!) are you playing for this Christmas?
I had an epiphany yesterday, realizing that it was ok to not get all the crafting done that I wanted. I am seriously behind on Christmas knitting this year. I had grand plans to start in July, and I did - on some things for my kids. I had grand plans in August, and then it didn't pan out. I ended up missing September somehow, although I had my list ready. And then … [Read more...] about Epiphany
Every year I want to have a stress free holiday season, and every year it ends up flying out the window right about the time we finish decorating our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year, I am going to actively seek peace during the month ahead. At least that is my plan! I have been thinking about what Christmas means to me a lot in the past couple of years. Obviously, … [Read more...] about A Stress Free Christmas – Part One
I feel a little weird about writing this post. I mean, it seems a little strange to me that I would feed my poultry some other poultry. However, I did a lot of research about this, and figured that I might as well give my omnivorous chickens leftover turkey. And I have to say that they seem to like it, so that is a plus in my book. I am all about using as much of an animal … [Read more...] about Leftover turkey for…the chickens?
You know how yesterday I said I planned to go out today shopping...well I haven't left the house. I think I may have underestimated how tired I would be cooking for two days straight! Instead, I slept in until 7am (absolutely unheard of!), and am enjoying coffee this morning while watching tv. Totally lazy day ahead? Absolutely! I still expect that I will go out at some … [Read more...] about The Black Friday that wasn’t…