Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information November 24, 2015

- Good Day Takes Part In Annual "Thanksgiving Dish" Event:It's a 17-year tradition for the Atlanta Community Food Bank -- and it's one our team members are always happy to take part in.
Thanksgiving Dish is an annual event in which local media personalities help prepare Thanksgiving meals for those served by the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  This year, the plan is to prepare a record 3,000 meals, under the direction of Executive Chef Rene Pax at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel.
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning with some of his colleagues, snapping green beans and mashing potatoes!  For more information click here.
 

Thanksgiving Sides with Karen Graham with Chef Mel Toledo from Foundation Social Eatery.  Click here for more information on Foundation Social Eatery.

Roasted brussels sprouts and sherry bacon vinaigrette

  • 1 Cup small diced bacon
  • 1 Cup small diced shallot
  • 1 TBSP rosemary and thyme, finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup sherry vinegar
  • ¼ Cup maple syrup
  • 2 TBSP EVOO
  • 5 Cups brussels sprouts, roasted
  • 2 TBSP toasted bread crumbs

Slowly cook bacon until crispy, render out bacon fat. Remove and reserve bacon. Sautee shallots, rosemary, & thyme in the rendered bacon fat, cook until tender. Add crispy bacon back to the pan. Add sherry vinegar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil. Add EVOO, toss with roasted brussels sprouts. Top with toasted bread crumbs.

 

Holiday Spending Tips: Rachel Cruze, finacial expert and daughter of Dave Ramsey joins us to discuss Holiday Spending tips.  For more information on Rachel Cruze click here.  To get social with Rachel Cruze tweet her @RachelCruze or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rachelramseycruze.   See below for her Holiday Spending tips.

Topic: Holiday spending tips from Rachel Cruze:

Know your boundaries

Set a budget

Make a detailed list of who you’re buying for and how much you’re spending.

Pay cash and once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Don’t get pressured

It’s easy to let our culture drive our decisions.

If you don’t have the money, don’t buy it.

Your kids won’t be traumatized if they don’t get the latest “it” items.

Make it a family affair

Include your kids in the budgeting process so they know what to expect.

Find an organization you and your family can donate time one Saturday.

Consider encouraging them to buy gifts with their own money.


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