Some folks think I'm cheap. I say I'm frugal. I spent my thanksgiving with 2 different friends.  The food was wonderful at both places and I took leftovers.

My older friend, June Kinion and I had the Thanksgiving special at Mimi's Restaurant in Buford, Georgia  I didn't grab a photo of that meal, but my friend was joyous and bragged that she was having dinner with a published author. I grinned!   What a smile!

Then Scarlet and I had a bounteous mean with her family. Her daughter put on a spread like Mama did in the old days.

There was some serious cookin' goin' on!

I took my containers for leftovers rather than have the ladies try to wrap food on paper plates.  When I mentioned cooking leftover bird carcuss, they laughed but sent it home with me.

I wasn't kidding! There was plenty of meat on the bones and I'll have stock to freeze!  I am doubly blessed!

Do you use leftover bones to add flavor to your meals?

A Dave Barry Thanksgiving

Posted by Josie | 9:14 AM | 2 comments »

Enjoy a laugh because today I'm sharing the brilliant comic writer Dave Barry's classic turkey recipe. Enjoy!

"You probably have your own turkey recipe, but you have not had turkey until you taste it the way I make it. People will take just one bit of my turkey and exclaim: "Aren't you supposed to remove this plastic bag containing turkey organs before you put it in the oven?" Not me, pal. Those organs are scary. I'm not putting my hand inside a dark turkey orifice with them until I'm sure they are dead. So i recommend cooking the tar out of the turkey, then firing a couple of machine-gun bursts into it just in case. We call this "Turkey, Miami-style."

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Callie was recently a guest on my blog, and I liked the sound of her book, so I bought it on Amazon.  I was very happy that I couldn't put the "book" down, but read it in two sittings.

The story is about a world-renowned concert pianist and an intellectual property attorney--an unlikely couple, but Ash's Fire pulls you in and keeps you turning the pages.  Set in Tel Aviv, in the first chapter, the heroine's husband asks her if she will condone his having an affair with his gym coach.  Here is the link to my review:

If you'd like to learn more about the book, read an excerpt and learn a little about Callie, please visit her post on my blog:

Here's just a teaser:

“Did you tell Sam?” Judith asked.


“Good girl. And it’s a good thing he knew you were seeing someone,” she said. “How did he take it?”

“Fine, I think,” Jordan said. “No major blowups.”

“Jordan, what are you guys doing? This is seriously dangerous,” Judith said.

“I know.”

“So are you going to end your fling with Ari?”

“I don’t think it’s a fling, Jude,” Jordan heard herself say. “And I’m not giving him up.”
“We’re going to have a serious conversation about all of this, you know,” Judith said, exhaling.

“But for now, tell me, can you work like that?”

“I can work just fine,” Jordan said.

“You’re the worst liar in the world.”

“Sam said the same thing.”

“Was Ari shocked to see you when you walked in the office?” Judith asked.

Jordan paused. “No, he wasn’t.”

Happy Friday everyone!!!