Thanksgiving Cooking Update……Part 2

by Katie on November 26, 2014

Pshew!  With the day starting to wind down, I can feel my energy winding down as well!  Thankfully, my cooking and baking list for today is almost completely finished.  Several of the items – the ham, turkey, green beans, and salad – don’t need to be taken care of until tomorrow.

With the help of my second oldest son, I broke up bread for the dressing to sit out overnight and get stale.

We also chopped up celery, onions, and mushrooms and sauteed them on the stove top.  The sauteed veggies are resting in the fridge for the evening, but I’ll reheat them in the morning, combine the mixture with the bread, and stuff the turkey.

The pumpkin pies only took a few minutes to put together, and they baked up nicely this afternoon.  With those tucked into the refrigerator (one in the cheese drawer!), I’m beginning to think that I’ll need a shoe horn to fit anything else in!

To my surprise, the pumpkin roll didn’t take very long to make.  It’s currently cooling off in a towel dusted with confectioner’s sugar.  Later this evening, I’ll make the cream cheese filling to finish it off.

To round out the late afternoon, I whipped up the makings for a chocolate chip cheeseball (a favorite for our family!).  Now it just needs to chill in the fridge until tomorrow.

So, that just leaves the cinnamon rolls and filling the pumpkin rolls….almost done!

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Thanksgiving Doorbusters (Black Friday Sale)

Family Christian Stores is featuring their Little People Nativity Set on sale for $21.49.  This set comes complete with Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, an angel, a stable, and many barnyard friends.  When the angel is placed on top of the stable, the star lights up, and the song, “Away in the Manger” plays.

Plus, if you choose in-store pick up, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

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Walgreens: Free 8×10 Photo Print

by Katie on November 26, 2014

Walgreens is offering customers a FREE 8×10 photo print when you enter the promotional code BIGPICFREE at checkout.  If you choose in-store pick up, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

This offer is valid through November 29th.

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Amazon has their K’Nex 375-Piece Deluxe Building Set on sale for $11.  This set typically retails for $19.99, and it includes the following features:

  • Set includes 375 Classic K’NEX pieces: rods, connectors, wheels and more
  • Includes 30 building ideas
  • Open ended building fun
  • Convenient storage tub
  • Ages 7+

This item is also eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping with a purchase of $35 or more.  Or, if you prefer, you can receive free Amazon Prime 2-Day shipping with a free trial of Amazon Prime.

It’s important to note that prices often fluctuate on Amazon, and this price may change at any time.  Please make sure you verify the price before placing your order.

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Thanksgiving Cooking Update….Part 1

by Katie on November 26, 2014

With the morning slipping past way too quickly, I am starting to make some degree of headway on my baking and cooking.  I’ve sent my dear husband (bless his heart!) up to the store three times now!  I managed to forget ginger, my yeast was expired, and I misjudged how many apples I’d need for two apple pies.

In spite of a few setbacks, I’ve managed to make a cream cheese coffee cake and an egg casserole, and I have two apple pies baking in the oven as I’m typing.  Plus, I have the filling for two pumpkin pies made and ready to be poured into pie shells.

Later this afternoon, I plan to prep my dressing and make my cinnamon rolls, pumpkin rolls, and chocolate chip cheeseball.  Along with a little bit of remaining housework, that will round out my to do list for the day.

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Amazon has their Disney’s Princess Bowtique Minnie Mouse Set on sale for $8.49.  This set typically retails for $16.99, and it includes the following features:

  • Style Minnie anyway you want with snap and fit clothing in her Princess Bowtique
  • Includes one dress up Minnie figure
  • Includes a pink dress, a short princess dress and a blue bow dress
  • Accessories include a small tiara, princess hat and shoes
  • 11 play pieces in all

This item is also eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping with a purchase of $35 or more.  Or, if you prefer, you can receive free Amazon Prime 2-Day shipping with a free trial of Amazon Prime.

It’s important to note that prices often fluctuate on Amazon, and this price may change at any time.  Please make sure you verify the price before placing your order.

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Gymboree: 50% Off Plus Free Shipping

by Katie on November 26, 2014

Gymboree is currently featuring 50% off sitewide plus free shipping.  This offer is available through Monday, December 1st.

You can find more Black Friday deals here.

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Popular Science Magazine for $3.89

by Katie on November 26, 2014

Purchase a one-year subscription to Popular Science Magazine for just $3.89.  This magazine focuses on science and technology and it covers the latest developments in cars, electronics, communications, tools, energy, aviation, space exploration, and more.

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You can pick up Destinations Luggage 32-Inch Wheeled Duffel Bags for just $11.99 at Kohl’s today.  Here’s the scoop:

Buy (3) Destinations Luggage Wheeled Duffel Bags, $19.99 each
Use promotional code THANKS15 to receive 15% off your order
Receive $15 in Kohl’s Cash
$11.99 each after promotional code and Kohl’s Cash

You can find more Black Friday deals here.

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Kmart: 96-Count Crayola Crayons for $1.74

by Katie on November 26, 2014

Kmart has their 96-ct. Crayola Crayons on sale for $1.74.  This set also includes a built-in crayon sharpener.  Plus, if you choose in-store pick up, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

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