Thursday, November 20, 2014

Week 45 Thursday (11/20/14)

Recipe Review        
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Dressing with Sausage, Apples, and                                                                  Mushrooms
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                  Pages:  261 - 263      Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins OR

I figured out that there are 411 calories per serving, if 16 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

If you look closely, you can see the chunks of Granny
Smith apples and Italian sausage. Yum!

         I made this over the last weekend and I have had some every day since. I really like the apples and sausage mix. I did not use the mushrooms, as I do not like the texture. I also doubled the sausage, which was a great idea. I think that I might even add more next time. This one is a keeper for me.

Random Reflections

         As I finally relaxed tonight and turned on the TV, I was amazed at how many commercials and news reports talk about the sales and upcoming throngs of people waiting for Thanksgiving morning to begin the mass chaos called shopping.
         My best friend, Kathy, loves the whole Black Friday thing, but that is my worst nightmare. On Friday, I will be as snug as a bug in a rug reading in front of the fire.
I am with so many people every day that I love the holiday season as a time to relax and live a solitary, quiet existence. That is what a vacation is to me.
         So, I support those that love the endless bargains and crowds and raise my warm mug of cider to you all.

Irksome Ideas and Images

         I was quite irked today by the endless stream of traffic at 4:15 on my way home. It seems like we all get out of work at the same time, and my 20 minute drive ended up to be almost 32 minutes. The stop and go, bumper to bumper, traffic makes me weary. Oh well, it won’t be long until I can avoid going out at that time of day. I guess I’ll just have to “get over it!”

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