I always pass on Black Friday. It's that day when all the retailers do their absolute best to make you think you are getting a good deal, all the while charging you MORE for what you are buying. Sure, there are one or two 365 inch televisions for $50, but those are the exceptions to suck you in.
Just skip the madness and do your shopping on-line on CYBER MONDAY from the comfort of your home!! Use up those 75% discounts you've been finding in your email box. Take Shutterfly for example. I got a note that I was qualified to get 50% off .. take an extra 25% off of THAT ... WOW how could I resist? Resist I did though when I found out the shipping costs were killer. Course I could buy $50 worth and get free shipping.
I think it was much nicer in the "old" days when the only advertisement was on the window as you walked in the store. Today we are bombarded right and left!!
Instead of Cyber shopping, I decided to drive to the next town where they actually HAVE stores and pick up some white chocolate for a cheesecake. Surprise!! Right next door is a Bath and Body store. Maybe I'll check them out.
So here's the deal .... in the STORE, the fabulous sale price was $4.79 each, versus the ON-LINE Cyber Monday sale price of $7. Yup ... that Cyber Monday is the best deal ever!! I bought four from the store. Surprisingly, there were only two other shoppers.
Of course the same thing happens in the store on Black Friday. They up the price 100% before giving you a HUGE 50% discount. At least you feel good about spending your money. It's all in the advertising.
So I better get my act in gear and get my Christmas shopping done, since it all has to be mailed to it's final destination. Maybe after my afternoon nap!!!
As promised, here's the cheesy creamed corn casserole I had for Thanksgiving. Super simple!
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn
1 (14 oz) can creamed corn
1 (8 oz) box corn muffin mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix it all together and place in greased 8-9" square casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Sprinkle with more cheese and increase temperature to 400 for 5-10 minutes.
Don't worry about the calories, Thanksgiving is Pre-Black-Friday Day, resulting in 75% less calories in everything you eat!!