Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Chicken Day!

Well, You're probably wondering why I said Happy Chicken Day, instead of Happy Turkey Day... This year's holidays are very meager, but still very blessed. We've had several chickens that we bought a while ago when Walmart had the 98 cents a pound chickens and we had money and time to walk that far all at the same time. We saved the biggest for roasting. Well, my parents are working on moving to Indiana this coming spring/summer, and they are up there for this weekend, so we knew we were going to be on our own for the first time. And we both have to work on Thanksgiving, I from 10-1 and Grant 3-11 and 11-7. So we had our feast last night. We had our Roast Chicken which turned out excellent (The first time I'd ever roasted anything without a bag!!!), Stuffing (from a box), Au Gratin Potatoes (from a box), No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Dessert (From a box), and (this one you'll never believe) Cool-Whip from a box! Most of that was given to us, or we bought at ridiculously low prices. The Cool-Whip in a box we have at Dollar General, it's called Dream Whip, and you just mix up a packet with vanilla and milk, and whip it until it's the right consistency. It's shelf stable, that's why I got some, and it didn't taste too bad!
Well, as my parents were leaving for Indiana this morning, they brought us their extra car so we could use it for the weekend. So, I went to work (not having to walk for the first time in months!) and when I got off we went to get my new Driver's License. (I've been living in Missouri for 4 years and married for 2 and still hadn't switched states or names.) So now I'm official! Then we came here, and we're going to get the Christmas decorations out of storage this evening, and finally clear out the junk from the house that has needed to go to storage since we moved and we couldn't get it there!!! Maybe by Christmas my house will be company worthy!

~*~Dollar General Sale Report~*~
*70% off all Halloween Decorations (this doesn't include scarecrows and pumpkins, those are harvest...)
~~~*~~~Thanksgiving Sale~~~*~~~
Not all stores got in all items
---All Week---
*The Zone Wireless Gaming System $39 (regularly $49)
*Axe Holiday Gift Set $8 (Regularly $10)
*Black and Decker Coffeemaker $15 (Regularly $20)
*Flying Alarm Clock (It really does fly) $5 (Regularly $8
*Portable Dvd players $25

---Thursday and Friday only---
*Wrangler Jeans $8 (regularly $12)
*Net 10 Phones 1 penny w/purchase of phone card ($30-$100)
*Emerson 1 GB MP3 Player $12 (Regularly $18)
*100 count mini lights BYGO Half Off (Regularly $3)
*The ad states that there are "Wheelie knock off" Shoes in the sale, they have been pulled because of technical difficulties, we are hoping they will be brought back at a later time...)


Pauline said...

Hi, Dawn! Thanks for the tip about Dream Whip - and the happy memories! I grew up eating Dream Whip, and when Cool Whip came out many years ago, could no longer find it. We have Dollar General stores here in Kansas, so now I'll know to look for it there!

Really enjoy your blog - hope you will continue posting!

Pauline said...

Hi, Dawn! I have enjoyed reading your blog for some time now, but hadn't noticed anything new lately. Just hope you are doing OK! Keeping you in prayer -
Blessings - Pauline/Kansas
(from Frugal Christians - or bringbacksimplicity - christians as it is called now!)