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Clean Freaks Cares     Here's how you can help Clean Freaks help  our Veterans in need...Click the blue "Clean Freaks Cares" above to help out!

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SAVE YOURSELF A PHONE CALL!  According to the official Butterball Turkey Talk Line, there are only two safe ways to thaw your turkey. Take a look below and have a ptomaine free Thanksgiving!

1. Refrigerator thawing: If you have the space and time to do it, simply remove your wrapped turkey from the freezer, plop it on a tray breast-side up, and stick it into a refrigerator set to 40 degrees or below. For every four pounds of turkey, you should allow 1 day of thawing. In other words, a 12-pound turkey will take three days to thaw in the refrigerator, while a 16-pounder will take four.

2. Cold-water thawing: Create a cold-water bath in a clean sink, then placing the still-wrapped turkey breast-side down so it’s submerged in the water. Then, every 30 minutes, change the water and rotate the turkey until sufficiently thawed. According to Johnson, this should take only around 30 minutes per pound, meaning a 10-pound turkey would take five hours, a 12-pound six hours, etc.Once the turkey has thawed, make sure it stays refrigerated until it’s time to cook: A thawed turkey can be kept for up to 4 days in the refrigerator, Butterball says, but should never be kept at room temperature, or bacteria could begin to grow.

Here's a trend that's catching on! Christmas Ladders...instead of Christmas trees. They're better for the ecology, you likely already have one lying around and they save they CAN be creative and cute. On the other hand will Santa leave your Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass  in the stock under a ladder?? Might not be wise to take chances. Here are some examples. Anybody got any others they can share with me?

Every year I get asked to post our famous (somewhat) Turkey Tunes. This one is highly requested every year - please share it with the kids. They'll love it and it's G-rated!


Our friend and neighbor, Ronnie Dinapolli, of Myakka City, FL had his life forever changed on Thursday October 12th.  Ronnie's wife Christina and two daughters Skylar (12) and Ellie (9) were headed to Arcadia on State Road 70 and were involved in a head on collision.  Christina and Skylar were killed and Ellie was flown to All Children's in critical condition.  Ronnie is dealing with one's worst nightmare.  Please show some compassion for two of Myakka's own.  Any donations will be used to help cover burial for his wife and daughter as well as hospital bills for his other daughter.  Thank you for your time and donations!  Please go HERE to donate!

It's a Black Friday like no other-because one lucky winner will walk away with a new car for just $92.90! that's Ninety two dollars and Ninety Cents!  It's the 4th annual Port Charlotte Honda Volkswagen Black Friday...Come into Port Charlotte Honda VW and register today.  You could walk away with a lease on either a 2017 Honda Civic or a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta S for $92.90 per month!  Get there today and register!  Port Charlotte Honda VW, just north of Veteran's on US-41!

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