11-26-14 – Wednesday – Thanksgiving Dinner – An act of love and also and act of frugality

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day and we will be preparing a wonderful turkey dinner for our guests. I am not one too cheap out on food as I believe in purchasing high quality, non-processed foods.

Our turkey was purchased at Trader Joe’s and is free range and steroid free. Amazing isn’t it? Not too many years ago we would just call it turkey. We also found our fresh cranberry sauce there too.

A trip to the Saturday morning market this weekend yielded us potatoes for our mashed potato dish, brussel sprouts still on the stalk that we will be baking with fresh seasoning, yams and sweet potatoes that will also be baked smothered in farm fresh butter, along with cauliflower and broccoli which we will steam to perfection.

The 18 pound turkey along with all of the fresh vegetables cost us 47.25. Our guests are bringing appetizers and desert. We will be feeding a total of 7 people for dinner, will yield at least two more dinners from this food after thanksgiving along with a weeks worth of turkey soup. So all in all we are making out pretty good. If you compare this to going out for thanksgiving dinner at 20.00 per plate plus gratuity and loss of spending good quality time with friends and family there obviously is no comparison at all. And on a personal note – I love turkey soup.

The bottom line here is that thanksgiving doesn’t have to break the bank. Even if you never prepared a dinner like this before, in this day and age of being able to find everything on the internet there is no excuse to not find those recipe’s and give it a whirl.

3:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 95, Weight – 172.8
Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press – 300- 15, 15, 17
Incline Press – 300- 14, 12, 11
Decline Press – 300- 15, 12, 12
Fly’s – 60/60- 15, 17, 15
Situps – 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25 = 300

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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