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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #35- Goodbye to an Old Friend

I’m so grateful for the weekend. As I mentioned last week, I’m on a soft food diet because of my gum surgery last week. I’m so sick of soup that I might have ruined my love of it for life. Time will tell. I thought this might be a good way to lose some weight, but the ice cream I ate probably negated all the other things I was unable to chew. On a very sad note, we had to say good-bye to our dear dog, Ralph, this week. He’s been with us for ten years, and while every dog I’ve had has been my favorite in some way, Ralph was just a good boy. Everyone who spent more then two minutes in his company loved him. My neighbor broke into tears when I told her the news. He was that special. While his body failed him, his spirit was there to the very end, and it was rewarding and heartbreaking to be there while he crossed over to the other side. While I try to remind myself every day how lucky I am, I can’t seem to shake a general feeling of melancholy that has been hanging around this ...

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Leftover Turkey Recipe

If you were celebrating Thanksgiving yesterday or fighting the crowd for black Friday today, I don’t know if you can handle a dose of personal finance, so I’ll share a recipe for what to do with leftover turkey.  I know you have all wanted to make extra use out of a turkey carcass. This recipe swears you will be begging others for their carcasses as well. If that doesn’t get you committed, you might be able to rack up on this recipe. Leftover Turkey Soup Ingredients: 1 Leftover cooked turkey carcass (I bet you could also use chicken to vary your poultry) 3 Medium onions, chopped 2 Large carrots, diced 2 Celery ribs, diced 1 Cup butter 1 Cup all purpose flour 2 Cups half and half cream 1 Cup uncooked long grain rice 2 Teaspoons salt 1 Teaspoon chicken bouillon granules 3/4 Teaspoon pepper Directions: 1)Place turkey carcass in a soup kettle or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for one hour. Remove carcass. Cool. 2)Set aside three quarts of broth. Remove turkey from bones in bite sized pieces. Set aside. 3)Saute onions, carrots, and celery in butter until tender. Reduce heat. Stir in flour until blended. ...

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