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Christmas Cactus?

Twenty years ago I won a tiny little Christmas cactus at an office holiday party. It had pretty little buds on it that opened just a couple of days before Christmas.

I still have that Christmas cactus only it's not so tiny anymore. It has grown into a big, beautiful plant. And the bigger it gets the earlier it blooms. It's been very gradual, almost like it's trying to see if I will even notice. Oh, I've noticed. I went from calling it my Christmas cactus to my Thanksgiving cactus since that was when it was starting to bud and bloom. Well, now I'm going to have to start calling it my Halloween cactus because it was all full of blooms by October 31st.

I don't really care when it blooms just as long as it blooms. It makes me happy to know that plant is thriving and happy and wants to share its pretty white flowers. Now, if it starts blooming on the 4th of July that will be a bit troublesome. I'll have to blame it on global warming.

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Let's Get Ready For Thanksgiving!

It takes a LOT to plan a Thanksgiving dinner. I get excited when I see all the bounty of fresh produce, meats, cheeses and breads I get to choose from at my local Copps grocery store. I know I will find everything I need to cook the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for my family and friends. And when I don't feel like cooking I know I can rely on their deli department and bakery and to do the cooking for me.

If you love to cook like I do, Thanksgiving is a time where you can really shine in the kitchen. But for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday AFTER Thanksgiving when you don't feel like cooking so much, your local Copps and Pick N Save are there to offer you home style foods that you can just run in and pick up whenever you need.

For everything I need for my home cooked Thanksgiving meal, I'm going to shop Copps. And for everything I need to eat during a big weekend of shopping and decorating I'm going to Copps. Here's a sample of how they can help you with meals on your big four day holiday coming up.

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New Thanksgiving Food Ideas

Thanksgiving is just three weeks away so now is a good time to start planning out your menu. Part of what makes Thanksgiving, well….Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest season and all the wonderful food that is a part of autumn.

If you have never served broccoli, cabbage or even citrus fruits at your Thanksgiving table maybe give it a try this year. Instead of green bean casserole try a broccoli bake instead since this veggie is at its peak during November. Or maybe try a slaw instead of a green salad to go with your turkey. A citrus fruit salad might make a beautiful presentation of fall colors next to your traditional pumpkin pie.

Since I always like to try new things I think I might give some of these ideas a try myself. For more fall harvest serving ideas just click here thanks to the grocery stores that will provide you with the best that harvest time has to bring-Copps and PickNSave.

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