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This year things are a little tight over at the iwantsecondsplease’s household. I’lI admit, I was never one to rise at the crack of dawn to scoop up bargains. I’m more of a “wait, how did it get to be this late in the holiday season, this is going to cost a fortune to ship…” holiday shopper. But, I have thought about shopping early. And, I’ve felt guilty when I didn’t. I think that counts for something. This year, however, the wallet is feeling a little light and the holiday gift list has been trimmed. So, while others rush out to kick off the holiday shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving, I will sit around eating leftover turkey sandwiches, without the guilt. But, in honor of Black Friday and my budget, I will raise a glass of Poor Man’s Black Velvet. Cheers to you and yours!

Poor Man’s Black Velvet

Fill a chilled beer glass halfway with hard cider, and then the rest of the way with stout, such as Guinness. Pour at a 45 degree angle allowing a bit of a head.

Relax and sip.

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It’s the day before Thanksgiving, the scariest day of the year to do your grocery shopping. Good luck out there people. Elbows out, claim your space or get run over by someone else’s shopping cart. In the past, I’ve managed to avoid Thanksgiving shopping by doing the unthinkable. That’s right, we did take out.  After years of frozen turkeys that wouldn’t thaw and fresh turkeys that were mysteriously frozen, we gave up. After years of eating Thanksgiving dinner at 10:00pm, feeling hungry, defeated, and exhausted, we decided there are some things we don’t want to do.

It was good for awhile.  The cost was actually comparable and we were able to get the whole kit and kaboodle from a lovely local restaurant.   But, as a couple who loves to cook, letting go of Thanksgiving has been a thorn in our collecitve side.  Also, the restaurant discontinued their Thanksgiving take-out meal. So, this year we’re back in the fray at the iwantsecondsplease household. We’re going to give it another go. But, we’re totally winging it. We bought traditional ingredients, turkey, sweet potatoes, etc, but I have no idea what we’ll do with them until the time comes and inspiration strikes. And if inspiration doesn’t strike?

I’ll go here:
pioneer woman cooks Thanksgiving

She’s got pictures of asparus that literally make me drool.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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