Make it last a long time! Really. Get out that freezerware. Go ahead eat and enjoy then freeze portion sizes for days, weeks later. One day won't break your healthy life choices but all those leftovers can haunt you. Freeze, portion control. Then repeat at Christmas. Enjoy your Holiday Everyone!
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Thanksgiving is upon us and pumpkin pie is a favorite dessert. Why not try a heaping tablespoon of canned pumpkin in your hot oatmeal with a little cinnamon and sweetened to your taste with honey. A half-cup serving of canned pumpkin supplies a staggering 300 percent of the DV for vitamin A from beta-carotene! Happy Thanksgiving!
Do everything you need to do ahead of time for Thanksgiving on Tuesday because Wednesday (the day before Thanksgiving) is a great time for holiday shopping. The stores are almost empty, the kids don't have to do homework for the next day, and many places already have their Black Friday prices marked. (And some stores will give you the difference if the price goes down within a certain amount of time.) I used to take my nieces shopping on that day. I'd pick them up after school. (continued)
I would give them money to buy what they wanted for themselves. Then I'd wrap those items for Christmas. I'd help them choose gifts for their parents, their grandmother, etc. They'd help me pick my gifts for their parents. And we'd go out to dinner. It was always a fun night for me.
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