Thursday, December 4, 2014

Week 47 Thursday (12/4/14)

Recipe Review
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Dressing with Dried Fruit and Nuts        
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                  Pages: 264 - 265      Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 289 calories for 16 servings or 231 calories if you make 20 servings.  (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         After making so many dressings, I decided to pass on this one. It looks really good, but the cranberries make my blood thicker so this is one I should avoid. If for no other reason, it will make my cardiologist happy.

Random Reflections

I love to watch how things have changed over time. I thought you might enjoy the changes in some of the common items in our life.

U.S. population




Minimum wage

30 cents



Average income




Loaf of bread

8 cents

21 cents

Postage stamp

3 cents

5 cents

49 cents

Gas per gallon

10 cents

25 cents


New home
List adapted from Country Mutual Insurance pamphlet

Irksome Ideas and Images

         I hate hearing complaints about Christmas shopping. I understand that there are crowds and increased traffic and limited supplies. My answer is plan ahead. Stop whining and make your list in September. That way you can pick up a few things here and there when you are out and then sit back and enjoy the holiday season without whining.

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