This week’s dinner menu is good for using turkey leftovers or moving on if you are tired of turkey! Get easy dinner recipes like Ranch Club Salad, Cheese Steak Rice Bowls, Alfredo Pizza, and lots more!
Hi! How was your Thanksgiving? We spent ours in the woods, our first weekend at our mountain house. I absolutely love it there. It’s so quiet, so beautiful, so natural. You know what else it is? Really, really rural. Like, so rural we can’t really get cell phone or Internet service. We got a mobile hotspot to use, and we literally had one spot in the house where we could get one tiny bar of service. If we moved it even a few inches, we were back to “no service.” I’m lucky to have found that one spot, but it was just enough to limp along with checking email and stuff. That’s why I couldn’t get my menu done for you until we got home tonight.
We’re definitely going to have to figure that situation out. We’re currently exploring our dialup internet options. Yeah, you heard me right. Dial up, like the good ol’ days. Our other option is satellite internet. Have any of you tried that? I’d love to hear about your experience.
Besides our lack of connectivity, it was such a great time. We even had a little snow on the ground when we go there! We should get a lot more snow in the coming months, but fortunately not so much that we have to worry too much about getting stuck or anything. Here are a few photos of our weekend to get a taste of life at our new home away from it all!
What was YOUR Thanksgiving holiday like? Fill me in in the comments because I would love to hear where you were, what you ate, how was the weather, etc. Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to look toward Christmas (or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or whatever floats your boat this time of year). We just got back to SF this afternoon and already got our tree up! I’ll show you a photo of that and our outside decorations next week how about since I’m already taking too long to get to this week’s dinner menu. I do in fact have some easy dinner recipes for you, some of which use leftover turkey if you still have some on hand! Let’s get to the recipes!
I moved to a rural log home, at the end of a dirt road and heavily wooded—also, on a beautiful lake. The house is not directly on the lake (due to Corps of Engineers)so is surrounded on all sides by lots of trees. 20 plus miles to the nearest store! Love it! However, the internet and TV service is marginal.
We have Exede internet service–$80 mo. for 10GB of download per month, with free middle of the night download for 4 hours. The rotating rainbow and I are on intimate terms. I do not download movies. The service is slow and drives visitors crazy because I have to limit usage of most devices that they enjoy. Bonus–they spend their time outside playing and sitting on the porch! Rain and snow can cause outages. But–I do all my shopping online and get too many emails. As for TV–Direct TV is great. We had a second home in FL where we installed a DirectTV antenna. Then we just carried the TV box back and forth when we traveled–thus avoiding a second charge. They may have stopped this practice but you never know. Cell phone service is another problem. Text messages one through fine. Phone calls–I have to go outside or stand with my head to a particular window! I
Andi Gleeson says
Hi, Jan! Yes, this sounds like our situation! It’s beautiful and wonderful, but the thought of streaming Netflix out there is a joke. Would you believe we can’t get Exede?? There’s a tiny white strip of no service in California on their coverage map, and we’re in it. We can get other satellite service, but it’s still expensive and slower than Exede. We’re going to try dial up plus a cell signal booster to see if we could get by with those two options. At least we have a landline for making calls. Like you said, the lack of internet forced me to go outside and stop staring at my phone all the time, so it’s not all bad! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with me!