Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

The mini-after Thanksgiving Day meal I cooked
Began at 5am for Chris. He offered to go to AC Moore for me to buy my parent's Christmas gift which we were hoping would be on sale. A few weeks ago my mom mentioned that she wanted to get wooden rockers for her front porch and I recalled seeing them on sale at AC Moore back in the summer for $60 a piece. I went back a few days ago and they were regularly priced at $130 a piece! That was way over our budget, so Chris went on Black Friday morning to see if they were on sale. Unfortunately they weren't, but I had a coupon for 50% off any regularly priced item after 9am. So later in the day, I brought one with the coupon and Chris did too, getting two chairs for the price of one. I'll post pics of them in another blog post because their so pretty, but shhh their a surprise for my parents! Chris also went to Burlington Coat Factory (at 5am) to get a winter coat and got one that was originally $200 for $80. He was surprised that there was hardly anyone at any of the nearby stores, except for Walmart which was packed and had cops directing traffic. There also wasn't any amazing deals being offered to make it worth getting up at 5am.

Bed, Bath and Beyond had 20% off your entire purchase till 10am and I had my eye on an iron wrought 32in clock with a swinging pendulum that I purchased. I'm so excited about hanging it! Finally, we went to Target for some much needed household items like a stainless steel trash, etc and got a $10 gift card to Target for spending $100. Shopping success! Did you do any Black Friday shopping? What deals did you get?

I also cooked a 5 lb turkey breast, green beans (fresh ones), mashed potatoes (real ones, not from a box), biscuits, cream of corn, and cranberry relish for dinner. It was our own mini-after Thanksgiving dinner and the 1st one I ever cooked for our family! I was so pleased with how juicy the turkey came out. I was pretty intimated by cooking a large turkey breast, so I did a lot of research on foodnetwork.com beforehand. It wasn't that difficult, just involved a lot of prep. The best tip was cooking the turkey breast down for 1 hr so that it would absorb the pan juices. I just couldn't believe that I was cooking T-day dinner for my own family! It was special :)

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