I need to go grocery shopping, not the grab a few things kind, but the overflowing cart kind. A shoebox stands in the way of me shoppping. Why you ask? Well the shoebox is full of all my coupons which need to be gone through and organized and I need to match up the coupons with the deals. I can't go to the store and buy a few items knowing that in the shoebox is a coupon for say 50 cents off. I just can't!
And then there is the Thanksgiving factor! When can I get 'the best' deal on a Turkey? That time is not here yet. But it is coming, I know it! I love a yummy turkey dinner, so I'd like to plan my shopping to allow for purchasing two turkeys at rock bottom prices. And then I've been thumbing through the beautiful chock-full-of-awesomeness that is the Food Network Thanksgiving issue. So many sides and so little time!
This leads me to rant-like statement. You know what I don't get? Meat in stuffing. Why put sausage (for example) in stuffing? It's a side dish. Side dishes should be meat-free--only exception being the addition of some bacon. Bacon is always welcome.
Lastly I have one major wrinkle to consider in this weeks shopping, and that is that the microwave has gone kaput. Poorly played Kenmore Microwave. Just when it's your time to shine as we make our way through the whirlwind that is holiday cooking, you go and kick the bucket!
We had a couple uncarved decorative pumpkins so today I cut the top off one and Anna scooped out the guts and we made a batch of late-season Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Totally Tastefully Simple
1 batch of washed pumpkin seeds
2 tbsps of Our Roasted Garlic Infused Oil
a sprinkling of our Seasoned Salt
Mix the first 2 ingredients in a small bowl then take a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam and spread out the pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle on our Seasoned Salt and roast in an oven for about 15 minutes at 425. The seeds are done when they are golden brown and a little crunchy. Watch time, do not let them overcook because they are so much better before they are burnt. :-D