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Its Friday! We made it!
(November is National Absurdity Day! There’s no limit to the wackiness of this holiday so have fun! Speaking of absurd…did you see that Krispy Kreme has two dozen donuts for $13 today only. Link in the news section.)
It looks like our map of favorite Thanksgiving sides by state didn’t get linked yesterday. So sorry about that! Let’s try again: Favorite Thanksgiving Side by State Map
Wednesday was a “in a funk” kind of day for me. I had my usual schedule of homeschool and work, but I also had a test at the eye doctor and the kids joined me. It isn’t unusual for me to feel pulled in several different directions at once, but for whatever reason, I just didn’t feel like managing the chaos. Knowing I had to employ some of my Level 2 and 3 coping skills to get through the day, I decided I needed to mix things up yesterday. I went alone to take some books back to the library, drop some packages at the post office, and then I had lunch by myself in our cute little downtown area. Just getting out of the house felt great and taking some time alone gave me a better perspective and more cheerful attitude.
We owned a salt water fish tank for many years, and one of the things we learned was how to trick the fish into thinking they’d moved areas of the ocean. You just move your rocks and other structures around, and they think they’re somewhere new. We had to employ this technique with clownfish several times. If we added fish, one died, or if there was a shift in power between them, we’d move the rocks to help them reacclimate. Fun fact: Did you know that all clownfish are born male, and the dominate (usually largest) of a group becomes the female? I guess we’re like those clownfish in a way. When we’re stuck in a rut, a simple change of routine can help jump start us back to a new attitude.
So, if you’re feeling down or stuck in some way, I encourage you to get out of the house (or stay in if that’s what is different for you), go for a drive, take a walk in nature, or cook a new meal. Take some time to do something out of the ordinary, preferably something you enjoy, and give your brain and body a reset.
Today’s recipe is an answer to “what can I do with my leftover turkey?” The answer: make this delicious turkey and wild rice soup! A friend shared this recipe about 5 years ago, and I have made it (or very similar, I hardly ever follow a recipe) multiple times, usually with chicken.
Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup (from EatingWell)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms, (about 4 ounces)
- ¾ cup chopped celery
- ¾ cup chopped carrots
- ¼ cup chopped shallots
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup quick-cooking or instant wild rice, (see Ingredient Note)
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken, or turkey (12 ounces; see Tip)
- ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Step 1 – Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms, celery, carrots and shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more.
- Step 2 – Add broth and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add rice and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until the rice is tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in turkey (or chicken), sour cream and parsley and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more.
- Tips – Ingredient note: Quick-cooking or instant wild rice has been parboiled to reduce the cooking time. Conventional wild rice takes 40 to 50 minutes to cook. Be sure to check the cooking directions when selecting your rice–some brands labeled “quick” take about 30 minutes to cook. If you can’t find the quick-cooking variety, just add cooked conventional wild rice along with the turkey at the end of Step 2.
Today’s Product Updates from Rebecca:
Happy Friday! As we head into another weekend and quickly are approaching the beginning of the holiday season, it is more important than ever to make sure that we are able to keep surfaces clean and disinfected! Luckily, we have just the products to help with this! Check out our selection of alcohol cleaning wipes that are competitively priced, in stock, and ready to ship!!
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Important Announcements – Jason, Ecommerce Manager
“Knowing is half the battle…” – G.I. Joe
- Our office and warehouse will be closed for Thanksgiving next Thursday & Friday (11/26-11/27), so get your orders in!
- Store shelves are starting to pop up bare out there again in some places, if you are in need of safety supplies / PPE that we have carried previously (we still don’t carry toilet paper) and you can’t find them in your area or online, let us know and we can see if we can help.
- Be sure to check out our new cotton face masks. They even come in American flag, Black camo and Pink camo.
- Our OM3, OS2, and OM4 Uniboot Fiber cables are priced to move. Get them before they are gone.
News to Start Your Day With:
- Right at 57,407,800 cases worldwide, with 39,871,900 people who have recovered, with 1,368,818 deaths AND 12,076,000 cases in the US with over 7,246,200 people have recovered, with 258,413 deaths.
- California, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arkansas are among the latest states to introduce broad new restrictions, including closures and curfews.
- Consumers are panic-buying key items again as the coronavirus surges across the country — paper towels, disinfecting wipes, baking mixes and wine — but this time around, grocery chains and food manufacturers say they will be able to meet America’s urge to hoard and keep supply chains moving, even during the holiday season. While Kroger, Giant, Target and other grocery chains have reinstated limits on high-demand items such as paper goods and disinfecting wipes, causing anxiety among shoppers, retailers and supply chain experts say they do not expect a return to the panicked hoarding and empty shelves of the spring.
- The CDC is advising Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s Covid-19 incident manager, said the agency is concerned about crowds of people waiting around for planes, trains and buses. The CDC said Thanksgiving celebrations should be limited only to those people living in the same household for 14 days.
- People who have contracted the coronavirus are “highly unlikely” to contract the disease again for at least six months, according to a new Oxford study. Researchers say the findings are “exciting” because they represent an important step in understanding how Covid-19 immunity may work. The study, published Friday, claims to be the first large-scale research into how much protection people get against reinfection after contracting the coronavirus. It was part of a major collaboration between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust but has not yet been peer reviewed.
- Krispy Kreme is kicking off Thanksgiving with Friendsgiving today with a deal for 2 dozen donuts for $13. Choose either 2 Original Glazed Dozens or 1 Original Glazed Dozen and 1 Classic Assorted Dozen. They say there is a limit of 4.
- Amazon on Thursday said it’s making the Echo Frames available to the general public, after launching the device last year as part of its invitation-only, experimental device unit called “Day 1 Editions.” The Echo Frames let you talk to Alexa, cost $249.99 and will ship Dec. 10. Amazon said it’s phasing out another Day 1 Edition product launched last year, called the Echo Loop.
- YouTube said in an update to its terms of service this week that it has the “right to monetize” all content on its platform. As such, it said it will start putting ads on videos from channels not in its YouTube Partner Program, which shares ad revenue with creators.