Friday, November 18, 2016

A Texas Thanksgiving (free)

November 22 from 4-8 p.m.  |   Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Join in the festivities and experience the joy at the annual H‑E‑B Feast of Sharing holiday dinner. The Feast of Sharing is the culmination of a year‑round commitment H‑E‑B makes to fighting hunger. In addition to a holiday meal you can enjoy music, arts and crafts, and kids activities‑even an appearance by Santa himself.

don't eat alone this Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army's traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be held at the Colorado Convention Center at 700 14th Street in Denver. Use the Exhibit Hall B entrance on Welton Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday.
King Soopers donated more than 7,000 pounds of food for the meal. There will also be 375 warm coats available for adults in need.
Volunteers of America will serve a walk-in dinner from 10 a.m. to noon at 1520 20th St., across from Coors Field.
• Rosa Linda’s Mexican Cafe, 2005 W. 33rd Ave. in Denver, will serve a nontraditional meal of turkey, green chile, rice, beans and more for the 30th straight year from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
• Senior Support Services, 846 E. 18th Ave. in Denver, will provide meals to homeless and low-income individuals who are 55 and older from 1 to 3 p.m.
• The First Presbyterian Church of Boulder, 1820 15th St., will host a meal from 1 to 3 p.m.
• Associated Veterans of Loveland, 305 N. Cleveland Ave., will offer meals for veterans, their families and anyone in need from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Old Chicago, 1805 Industrial Circle in Longmont, will team up with the Outreach United Resource Center to offer a free turkey meal with trimmings from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A shuttle will run every 15 minutes between the restaurant and OUR Hospitality Center, 250 Third Ave.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Must do Christmas Markets

Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping AND support your local Y! Our annual Holiday Shopping Bazaar will let you enjoy Holiday Music while exploring our Holiday Gift selections of Candles, Crafts, Clothing, Jewelry, Books, Accessories, Ornaments, Home Goods & Much More from local vendors. Concessions will also be available for purchase (free admission and parking)
November 18-19, 9-5
Burnet YMCA
1601 S. Water Street
Burnet, TX 78611 
(512) 756-6180

Christmas at Old Fort Croghan lets you experience the simple and comforting way Christmas used to be -- without flashing lights, piles of toys, or artificial decorations.  The museum will be lit by candlelight and decorated for the holiday season with fresh greenery and Christmas trees. Re-enactors dressed in period clothing will show how the old days of Christmas were celebrated at the fort in the 1800s. Hot cider and cookies will be available. (free admission and parking)
Dec 10, 5-8
703 Buchanan Drive
Burnet TX 78611

on a big scale...
Nov 25- Dec 24, 10-10  free admission and parking
Blue Genie Art Bazaar 6100 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752 

(512) 222-7303

after the meal we do what?

JCPenney will be opening stores at 3PM Thanksgiving day until 5PM. If you're heading to JCPenney you may want to get there early as they will be handing out coupons with mystery discounts, including some $500 Off $500+ coupons! The smallest coupon is $10 Off $10 which is still a great discount when combined with sale prices.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Are you missing a turkey?

Food Banks have been gearing up for Thanksgiving. In case your missed signing up, you still can call and have a family Thanksgiving meal.
( or leave a message at 303-841-3460) 

A volunteer took a call from a former mom to help deliver turkeys. She used to go in with several other single mom families from work to buy a ham that came with a free turkey. Ham $12 divided between 4 families ($3 each), Turkey free, divided between 4 families. Four families ate traditional meals for $3 and leftovers. That's community.

Turkey bones can be boiled in gallon stockpot with celery (the parts you normally throw away), onion, carrots, garlic, pepper... drain, debone, refrigerate. Skim off fat and use stock in soups and stews. Bone soup is very healthy and tasty.

Ham bone, same as above. throw in a handful of lentils (99c a bag or free from food bank) or beans, or split peas with potatoes and some carrots and serve with some crusty french bread or corn bread.

There There.... it is already getting better.
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