Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Website of the week - Thanksgiving/Gratitude

"This web site belongs to you, the visitor. was created to spread the message about the power of Gratitude and to encourage the practice thereof. It is to be used as a tool and enjoyed as a worldwide display of what can spring from simply seeing the abundance that is yours. Use the free gratitude journal to cultivate your own sense of abundance daily or weekly, send free ecards to people who enrich your life, submit a colorful postcard to spread your thankfulness around the globe, or make a gift purchase to brighten someone’s day. Most of all, say THANK YOU, today and every day to the many forces of life that support you ceaselessly."

You can send e-cards, write your own journal, or just browse & read. It's not officially Thanksgiving in every country this week, but it never hurts to stop for a moment and ask - What are you most thankful for?

Bugs Bunny - Carrotblanca (with Daffy Duck)(1995)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving USA!

Funny Thanksgiving Cartoons Here:

And Here:

Website of the half-week - Thanksgiving Helplines

Thanksgiving Myspace Graphics

Thanksgiving Central Here:

Thanksgiving History (US):

Thanksgiving from the Native Americans' point of view:

Need recipe/cooking help? Here's a list of hotline numbers:


Many big food companies have hotlines staffed with experienced Home Economists for instant, personalized help during the holidays. Print out this list and tape it inside your pantry door for quick reference.

  • Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: 1-800-BUTTERBALL
    The Turkey Talk-Line from the folks at Butterball is a great place for answers to turkey questions. The line is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM CST from now until December 21. And the best part of all: it's open Thanksgiving day, starting at 6 AM CST!! TDD line: 1-800-TDD-3848. Bilingual help is available. Online help in Spanish and English.
  • Honeysuckle White Help Line:1-800-810-6325
    This line offers pre-recorded answers to lots of your turkey preparation questions. Online help and leftover recipes.
  • Perdue Farms: 1-800-473-7383
    Find out about roasting, carving, stuffing, gravy and turkey leftovers. Online help.
  • USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-888-674-6854
    If you have questions about food safety, including storage, handling and preparation of the Thanksgiving turkey, call the USDA hotline weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM CST. TDD line: 1-800-256-7072 Online help for most frequently asked questions.
  • Reynolds Turkey Line: 1-800-745-4000
    This hotline is open 24 hours a day. Call to get the best tips about cooking using Reynolds products. Online help.
  • Fleischmann's Yeast Baker's Help Line:1-800-777-4959
    This helpline, for all your questions about breads and rolls, is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 7 PM, all year long. Online help.
  • Land O’Lakes Holiday Bake Line: 1-800-782-9606
    Any and all baking questions are answered from 8 AM to 7 PM CST at Land O’Lakes from now until Christmas Eve. Online help.
  • Hershey's Consumer Hot Line: 1-800-468-1714
    Let the folks at Hersheys walk you through every chocolate question you've ever had. Ask for recipes too! This line is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM EST, all year round. Online help.
  • Betty Crocker Hotline:1-888-ASK-BETTY or 1-888-275-2388,
    This phone line is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM CST, year round. Get information on everything from baking perfect cookies to delicious gravy. Online help.
  • Libby Consumer Hot Line: 1-800-854-0374
    Stressed about your pumpkin pie? Get tips and advice, plus recipes using canned pumpkin. The line is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 8 PM EST, all year round. Online help.
  • Ocean Spray Consumer Helpline:1-800-662-3263
    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about cranberries, including ideas for using leftover canned cranberry sauce. The hotline is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 4 PM EST, all year round. And it's open on Thanksgiving! Online help.

  • The LaFont Family - Turkey Carols (2006)

    1 — Here We Come A Caroling (0:23, 411 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Here We Come A Caroling)
    2 — Stuffed Turkey (0:47, 790 KB)
    (sung to the tune of White Christmas)
    3 — Turkey-Filled Thanksgiving (0:26, 459 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Holly Jolly Christmas)
    4 — O Come All Ye Hungry (0:45, 753 KB)
    (sung to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful)
    5 — Turkey Wonderland (1:20, 1,307 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland)
    6 — Joy To The World (1:42, 1,654 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Joy To The World)
    7 — Food High (1:08, 1,119 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Sleigh Ride)
    8 — It’s Beginning To Smell A Lot Like Turkey (0:36, 617 KB)
    (sung to the tune of It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas)
    9 — Oh Holy Cow (1:14 1,207 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Oh Holy Night)
    10 — There Once Were Some Pilgrims (0:26, 469 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Away In A Manger)
    11 — Away With the Adkins (0:27, 477 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Away In A Manger)
    12 — Water’s Burning On An Open Fire (1:34, 1,522 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
    13 — Twelve Days Of Thanksgiving (4:12, 3,997 KB)
    (sung to the tune of The Twelve Days Of Christmas)
    14 — I’ll Be Home For Turkey (0:50, 843 KB)
    (sung the the tune of I’ll be Home for Christmas)
    15 — It’s The Most Wonderful Meal Of The Year (1:17, 1,253 KB)
    (sung to the tune of It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year)
    16 — O Come, O Come (0:38, 653 KB)
    (sung to the tune of O Come, O Come Emanuel)
    17 — The Little Turkey Boy (2:23, 2,297 KB)
    (sung to the tune of The Little Drummer Boy)
    18 — The Turkey And The Dressing (0:26, 465 KB)
    (sung to the tune of The Holly And The Ivy)
    19 — Thanksgiving Don (0:20, 363 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Here We Come A Caroling)
    20 — Out Of The Door And Across The Street (0:21, 387 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Over The River And Through The Woods)
    21 — Silent Night, Something’s Not Right (0:41, 704 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Silent Night)
    22 — Turkey Day (0:39, 670 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Jingle Bells)
    23 — Plates Are Full (0:53, 891 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Silver Bells)
    24 — Belching All Night (0:44, 747 KB)
    (sung to the tune of Silent Night)
    25 — Oh Turkey Bird (0:30, 523 KB)
    (sung to the tune of O Christmas Tree)
    26 — We Wish You... (0:34, 591 KB)
    (sung to the tune of We Wish You A Merry Christmas)

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Website of the week - Pets & Food Safety

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    With all the focus on food this month, it's easy to overlook our animal friends. Here is an excellent reference for people foods that may or may not be harmful to our pets. And we all know animals tend to ingest the strangest things!

    ASPCA's Animal Poison Control:

    Click people foods (near the bottom) to the see the list. There's also handy guides for:
    Cleaning products
    Human medications & cosmetics
    Plants & trees
    Miscellaneous (?!)

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    Here are some other helpful, informative sites:

    A Dog's Thanksgiving Day:

    Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Your Dog:

    The Dog Whisperer's TG Advice:

    The Fun Times Guide to Dogs:

    Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Dog:

    Holiday Safety Tips for Cats:

    When Good Dogs Eat Bad Things:

    Safe Holidays for Dogs and Cats:

    Don't have a pet? Chances are you know someone that does. Impress them with your newfound knowledge. ;-)

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    Website of the week - Southwest (US) Indian Art

    They have beautiful pottery, Navajo rugs, kachina dolls, jewelry, weavings, baskets, etc. Buy something you like or just look. It's beautiful!

    See It Here:

    Sunday, November 6, 2011

    Website of the week - Kraft Cooking School

    Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to learn how to cook OR to get better at it? Or do you need some early Thanksgiving ideas? Then you need to see this:

    Kraft Cooking School:

    Canadian Kraft Cooking School:

    Australian/NZ Kraft Cooking School:

    Kraft Escuela De Cocina: (En Espanol)

    Kraft Deutsch (Germany):

    Other countries:

    Helpful how to videos show you exactly how it's done. Plus they have thousands of easy recipes. Be sure to send us a sample of your cooking! ;-)

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    Shirley Temple - On The Good Ship Lollipop (1934)

    From the 1934 film "Bright Eyes"

    Steely Dan - 20th Century Masters-The Millennium Collection (2007)

    1. Do It Again (with Denny Dias)
    2. Reelin' In The Years (with Elliot Randall)
    3. Only A Fool Would Say That (with Jeff Baxter)
    4. My Old School (with Jeff Baxter)
    5. Rikki Don't Lose That Number (with Victor Feldman/Jeff Baxter)
    6. Any World (That I'm Welcome To)
    7. Deacon Blues (with Pete Christlieb)
    8. Josie
    9. Time Out Of Mind (with Mark Knopfler)
    10. Third World Man (with Larry Carlton)