Archive for November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving – Beautiful Interpretation of George Winston’s Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

With one day to go – how about some beautiful Thanksgiving music to help get you in the holiday spirit. While browsing through Youtube I came across this really nice version of “Thanksgiving,” the first track from the George Winston holiday album “December.”

I have been a fan of George Winston’s “December” album (long before CDs!). Its always one of the first CDs I play every holiday season. And its always playing in the background for our annual holiday party. I can’t say how much I love this music. Its amazing its over 20 years since the album was released! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Countdown to Thanksgiving 2008 (T-1): Another Top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes to Be Thankful

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Countdown to Thanksgiving:
Top #1 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipe to Be Thankful


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our countdown to the holiday with our top holiday recipes.

I think most people will agree that it wouldn’t be Turkey Day without, well, turkey! And of course, even the most succulent turkey needs a little help from its side dish friends. For some that means sweet potato pie, for others, it’s green bean casserole or mashed potatoes. But the true companion for turkey is, undoubtedly, the stuffing. Now whether you call it stuffing or dressing, one thing is for sure: Everyone at your table will want you to pass some more of it!

If your stuffing is a little lacking, or if you just want to spice up your Thanksgiving table with a new recipe, why not check out one of our top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes from our recipe site – Holiday Eats.

#1. Cajun Rice Dressing
By now, you may have realized our penchant for the picante at Holidays on the Net. But this outstanding Cajun classic is a favorite of our readers, too, earning it the highest marks in our Thanksgiving recipe box. Why not give it a try this Thanksgiving?

Ingredients
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 lb. ground beef
4 cups cooked white rice
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 clove minced garlic
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups beef broth
Salt and black pepper (to suit taste)

Directions

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    You can find all of these recipes, and much, much more at Holiday Eats, our holiday recipe site.

    (November 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  The Birthday of Charles Schulz

    Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

    11262-006cb.jpgCharles Schulz (cartoonist-Peanuts)
    One of America’s most influential cartoonists, the late Charles Schulz is most famous for his comic strip “Peanuts” and its beloved characters including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Pig Pen and of course Snoopy.

    Along with the comic strip Schulz also created 2 of the best television holiday specials ever – “A Charlie Brown Christmas ” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.

    Today is a special day for us “Charlie Browniacs” and join us as we celebrate with a little music, specifically what has become the signature tune of the Peanuts TV specials – “Linus and Lucy.” Here is a nice interpretation of the tune by the group The Divine Comedy. Enjoy.

    Links:
    Snoopy.com (official Peanuts website)
    Charles Schulz / Snoopy’s Home
    Wikipedia: Charles M. Schulz

    Countdown to Thanksgiving 2008 (T-2): Another Top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes to Be Thankful

    Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

    Countdown to Thanksgiving:
    Top #2 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipe to Be Thankful


    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our countdown to the holiday with our top holiday recipes.

    I think most people will agree that it wouldn’t be Turkey Day without, well, turkey! And of course, even the most succulent turkey needs a little help from its side dish friends. For some that means sweet potato pie, for others, it’s green bean casserole or mashed potatoes. But the true companion for turkey is, undoubtedly, the stuffing. Now whether you call it stuffing or dressing, one thing is for sure: Everyone at your table will want you to pass some more of it!

    If your stuffing is a little lacking, or if you just want to spice up your Thanksgiving table with a new recipe, why not check out one of our top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes from our recipe site – Holiday Eats.

     
    #2. Shrimp Stuffing
    Classic is good, but for some families, the key to a successful Thanksgiving stuffing is a little adventure. This recipe for shrimp stuffing definitely delivers adventure … plus some classic Southern flavor.

    Ingredients
    2 Tbsp. cooking oil
    4 cups cooked rice
    2 lb. chopped shrimp (raw)
    1 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1 cup chopped celery
    1 clove minced garlic
    1 can diced tomatoes
    Salt and black pepper (to suit taste)
    Dash of red (cayenne) pepper

    Directions

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  • So stop by each day as we feature a new stuffing recipe as we countdown to Thanksgiving.

    You can find all of these recipes, and much, much more at Holiday Eats, our holiday recipe site.

    (November 25) Today we're celebrating . . .  Shopping Reminder Day

    Tuesday, November 25th, 2008


    Shopping Reminder Day
    A wake up call that Christmas is only 1 month away! And that after today there are only 28 shopping days left!

     

     

     

     

    photo credit: via flickr

    Countdown to Thanksgiving 2008 (T-3): Another Top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes to Be Thankful

    Monday, November 24th, 2008

    Countdown to Thanksgiving:
    Top #3 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipe to Be Thankful


    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our countdown to the holiday with our top holiday recipes.

    I think most people will agree that it wouldn’t be Turkey Day without, well, turkey! And of course, even the most succulent turkey needs a little help from its side dish friends. For some that means sweet potato pie, for others, it’s green bean casserole or mashed potatoes. But the true companion for turkey is, undoubtedly, the stuffing. Now whether you call it stuffing or dressing, one thing is for sure: Everyone at your table will want you to pass some more of it!

    If your stuffing is a little lacking, or if you just want to spice up your Thanksgiving table with a new recipe, why not check out one of our top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes from our recipe site – Holiday Eats.

     

    #3. Classic Bread Stuffing
    It doesn’t get more traditional than a savory and filling classic bread stuffing. While there are numerous variations on this tried-and-true theme, we think our classic recipe beats them all.

     

    Ingredients
    3-4 loaves of white bread (or 5 if you like leftovers)
    water
    chicken broth
    insides of the turkey
    2 bunches of celery
    1 or 2 onions
    2 TBSP butter
    1/2 tsp. sage
    oysters (optional)
    mushrooms (option)

    Directions

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  • So stop by each day as we feature a new stuffing recipe as we countdown to Thanksgiving.

    You can find all of these recipes, and much, much more at Holiday Eats, our holiday recipe site.

    (November 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

    Monday, November 24th, 2008


    Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
    Everybody has at least one thing they truly excel at it. Flaunt your talent gifts today.

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