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Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

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Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips with Good Morning America…

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November 25, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 120

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 120:

It’s Friday – and I have to go buy my Turkeys – notice Turkey is plural – I will be roasting 2 medium-sized Turkeys – carving one and leaving the other as my table decor  – at least until it’s needed.

Stop n Shop in Danbury has Butterball Turkeys – frozen for .89 cents per pound – and fresh for $1.39 per pound – that is where I will be purchasing them.

In the middle of work, I was talking to my youngest daughter, Sara.  How I got into “It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls started – I have no idea.  Sara didn’t recognize the song, especially since I was trying to sing it and being that she is only 16 and this song and video was from 1984 – 25 years ago – so to You Tube we went and boy did we have fun watching this music video!

Then it was back to workdinner and time to get ready for Bunco with the Bunco Babes!  Right after eating and getting ready to leave for our monthly game, our power went out – my entire block had a black out!  Only 3 kids were home and Hubby-Hub was working through the night.  So, we lit some candles, listened to some music and told some ghost stories!  Then I left for Bunco – my sister picked me up and we enjoyed our evening.

November 22, 2009 Posted by | Music, My Life as a Realtor, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Recipes with Campbell’s Kitchen

Thanksgiving Recipes with Campbell’s Kitchen…

Here are some great recipes from www.CampbellsKitchen.com

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Thanksgiving Turkey - xybermatthew                                                                xybermatthew – Flickr.com

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s Talk Turkey!

OK – Let’s Talk Turkey!

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Before you know it, Thanksgiving Day will be here – guests will be arriving and the more you have planned and organized, the more YOU and your family and friends will be able to enjoy the day.

From FoodNetwork

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November 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Talking Turkey from Healthy Eats

Talking Turkey from Healthy Eats…

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~CLICK ~ to view tips like – Fresh vs. Frozen – Defrosting a Frozen Bird – How Big? – Cooking Time – and Important Tools.

Thanksgiving Day was a holiday that was celebrated at either my parents or my in-laws home.  In the past few years, my husband and I have taken on this holiday.  We invite both sides of our families and friends – and I am thankful for all the on-line help from useful sites like www.HealthyEats.com !

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November 12, 2009 Posted by | Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Day

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Oh My!  It’s almost Thanksgiving Day – and I’m still looking at different recipes and ideas – always wanting to surprise my guests

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Of course – The Food Network is my FAVORITE!

Between working with all my clients – approximately 8 to 10 hours a day on the computer– along with appointments viewing homes and being in the office – AND let’s not forget the family!– 5 kids and my hubby – which equals to many beds to be made – 4 to 6 loads of laundry a day – dinner EVERY night as a family and constantly cleaning, dusting and picking up after everyone – including Tisha – our dog, Moe – our cat, Chico, Cha-Cha and Fofita our Cockatiels and all the fish! Whew!  I will squeeze in my baking, cooking and preparing for Thanksgiving Day with pleasure!

I will be stirring…cake-mix

and baking…

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and preparing…

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and I will be drinking lots of coffee!

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Off to an appointment – the supermarket for the 5th time this week! and a few more errands… HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY EVE TO ALL!!

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Life as a Realtor, Realtor, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Fun – Gobble, Gobble!


A Thanksgiving Alphabet

T…Turkey, table spreads, being together,

H…Happiness and homes, to protect us from all weather,

A…Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,

N…Nieces and nephews, family members all!

K…Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,

S…Surely you’ll have fun, but you won’t get thinner!

G…Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.

I…Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.

V…Very special times – there could even be snow.

I…Imagine what it was like on Plymouth long ago.

N…Never forget how the settlers led the way.

G…Giving Thanks and blessing this special day.

There are many more Thanksgiving poems to be read.

Also, a great holiday movie and one of my family’s favorite, A Christmas Story, has a very funny scene where the dad tries to sneak a piece of delicious Turkey – but never makes it due to the neighbors dogs getting to it first!

A Yummy recipe from Jen’s Blog on Homegood’s site:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1-15 oz can pure pumpkin

– 4 eggs, beaten

– 1 cup oil

– 1/2 cup cold water

– 3-1/2 cups flour

– 3 cups sugar

– 2 tsp baking soda

– 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 1/2 tsp nutmeg

 – 1 tsp salt

– 2 cups chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water.  Mix flour, baking soda, sugar, spices and salt in a separate bowl and add pumpkin mixture.  Mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place batter into 2 well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until done.  Making 2 loafs allows you to share one enjoy the other!

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I have so very much to be Thankful for – my family, our health, my and my husband’s job, my country (because I KNOW we will come out of this and be even stronger!), my friends, and my HOME. I am also Thankful for all my past clients that I have assisted in finding their home – where they will have many Holidays, making wonderful memories.  AND – I look forward to my future clients and helping them to find a Home for the Holidays as well!

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November 25, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Homegoods, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner


Today is Tuesday – that means I have 2 more days to prepare for Thanksgiving Dinner – Yikes!  My guests will be arriving at around 1pm – so it’s actually a late lunch, early dinner by the time we sit down and give “Thanks”.

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My sister has e-mailed a few recipe ideas – wonder why she thinks I need them??

Some are from The Food Network – watch videos and get tons of recipes, hints and ideas for Thanksgiving from Emeril “BAM”, Rachael Ray “EVOO”, Paula Dean “Hi Y’all” – and all the Food Network Stars. Even if it’s to make one dish a little different.

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Can you believe the First Thanksgiving was in 1621?? – read more on History .com




November 25, 2008 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Fun Post, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!


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It’s almost Thanksgiving – and I’ll have about 30 somewhat family and friends over.  So it’s not 1, but 2 Turkeys that I will be roasting and many potatoes to be peeled, boiled and mashed along with preparing some treats to be served when my hungry guests arrive – some of which will be traveling up I-684 from Mt. Vernon, NY.  Others will be coming from Brookfield, CT and my sis lives here in New Fairfield, CT – just minutes away from my home.

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Click here for some Thanksgiving Ideas from HGTV videos.

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I am looking forward to Thanksgiving Day – I have been very fortunate this past year and my family and I have many Thanks to be given AND I can’t wait for a slice of PUMPKIN PIE!

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A Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Brookfield, Fun Post, Mt. Vernon, New Fairfield, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment