Texting and emailing factored into the success of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday for me. I was lucky enough to have family visit for the weekend. I grew up in a large family by today’s standards, although it felt normal to me then. With 5 siblings and a dog our house always felt full. My mom was the eldest of 5 siblings, and my Dad’s family lived nearby. So, holidays were always full-house time. The entire day would be loaded with culinary tasks. As a pre-teen responsibility for filling the mixed nut bowl, cutting up carrots and celery for the relish tray, helping fill the ubiquitous Jell-O molds with mandarin oranges, and stirring the gravy until it thickened fell to me. One year my mom promoted me to making the stuffing. I was quickly demoted back to the relish trays after an inadvertent over-saturation of the bread cubes left too little broth for the giblet gravy. My grandmother would roll out and cut her biscuits with a “glass” glass, and then reign supreme at the head of the table when my mom’s gigantic stuffed turkey was all cooked and ready for carving.
While the turkey roasted, and then again after a huge meal, the cards would be cut and dealt. Hearts and Sevens were the best family games and players filled the house with shrieks of joy and anguish, depending upon the kind of hand one was dealt. The day was hectic, but spent in one location.
By contrast my brood has headed for midnight openings of Black Friday sales after our lighter Thanksgiving feasts in recent years. I’m always too tired to participate, and don’t relish the crowds anyway. So I’ve enjoyed the move to cyber sales, and bought “virtual” merchandise at excellent prices.
Today is Cyber Monday, which gives us all another day to cash in on great deals from the comfort of our homes or offices. Yay! I’ve got so much to do in the next few months I’m rejoicing over the push-button method of filling stockings virtually and waiting for the UPS truck to arrive. The weight of my holiday “to-do” list has already lifted immensely.
Take advantage of Cyber Monday by visiting our products page where you’ll find our e-cookbooks. They make hectic lives easy by taking all of the planning and thinking off the shoulders of busy people on the go who still want to eat healthy and balanced meals. And since they are downloadable to smart devices such as phones, tablets, ereaders, and computers, you can send one as a gift to any person with an email address!
Our book for Moms on the Go is designed to help moms (and dads) put healthy food on the table quickly so they can shuttle the family to the myriad of activities that fill our modern lives. Most meals take 30 minutes or less. Since second and sometimes even third meals are tweaked into interesting leftovers, all food is used in delicious ways to result in what looks and tastes like completely different meals. The book’s weekly grocery lists are easily accessed through the touch of a link in the Table of Contents, so you can pull it up quickly in your smart phone, tablet, or ereader, and shop from your device while in the grocery store. Most people cover the cost of the book (just $7.99) during their first week of use with the savings from using all of their food and avoiding the drive-thru line.
Our version for College Students (priced at only $5.99) has saved our family a bundle with my two kids away at school, tempted by the many fast food establishments calling to them in their college town.
Both books use our week-at-a-glance menu plans, grocery lists, and quick recipes making them excellent stocking stuffers that are easy to procure.
Take advantage of Cyber Monday, and make stuffing stockings, and your life, Easy!