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JEH JEH LIVE - This 15th annual "I Cared Enough" Thanksgiving Event at Bill Harris Arena at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. today will provide free groceries, clothes, haircuts, a health screening, worship service and a Thanksgiving meal. All donations of canned goods, clothing, toys, school supplies, etc. can be dropped off at Daniel Cason Ministries 538 7th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Call 205-320-2111 for information. Monetary donations can be sent to Daniel Cason Ministries P.O. Box 39090, Birmingham, AL 35208 or send to Liberty Church 2732 Old Rocky Ridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35216.
BETH K - UAB Nutritionist Dr. Beth Kitchin says it's what you do after Thanksgiving that's most important for your health. Well, this is the time of year when I am supposed to do my dietitian duties and tell you how to turn your favorite holiday recipes into low calorie, low sugar, low-fat, taste-free atrocities. But I won't do it. When it comes to changing Thanksgiving recipes, my advice? Don't bother. Thanksgiving is just one day– or two or three if you have leftovers! People should enjoy the traditional dishes that make this day special to us. One day is not going to make or break anyone's diet. It's what you do after Thanksgiving that really matters for your holiday health. So, do these things on Friday -if you're not shopping- and the days afterward:
And, if you want my very easy and very tasty cranberry compote recipe, visit Beth's blog athttp://uabnutritiontrends.blogspot.com/ what makes this recipe so great is that it has pears in it – yum! And, you don't put the cranberries through a food mill – which is messy and takes the skins off – which is where a lot of the healthy phytochemicals are. You just put all the ingredients on the stove and let them simmer down. It's always a big hit in my family and tastes great days later for leftovers. In fact, it's what I eat for dessert for the next week!
MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch joined us with ideas for holiday giving without breaking the bank! It's easy to spend a small fortune giving gifts over the upcoming holidays even if you find great deals on sale. Last week, he challenged his readers to share their best low-cost gift giving ideas:
Great ideas, all! If you have a group of money-saving-oriented friends that typically exchange gifts, consider declaring this season a 're-gift' season. Agree to gift something of a certain estimated value that you own as a re-gift. Be careful it's not something they gave you!
HOT HOLIDAY TOYS - This year there are a lot of questions about the business of toys—from what play experiences kids are seeking in a largely tech-driven world and how mobile online shopping is changing the purchasing landscape. But one thing's for certain, kids still want toys—and parents want to make wishes come true. With a new emphasis on value and play value, how do parents pick toys that will create outstanding play experiences for their kids? With more than 160,000 different toys at all price points on the market in the U.S., how do parents choose what's right for their kids? And finding what's right for an individual kid is really what determines a hot toy. Chris Byrne, the director of content for TTPM, showcased toys that have been reviewed and selected by the editorial team. TTPM and its Shop for Kids app are primary destinations that parents and gift givers turn to for great ideas and easy shopping. The site has posted more than 5,000 reviews of toys and family friendly products that are new for 2014 as well as shopping tips, a live price comparison tool, information on kids with special needs and much more. TTPM's video reviews have been seen more than 180 million times thus far in 2015— even before the holiday season has begun. For more information viewers can visit www.timetoplaymag.com.
ASK THE ANGLER - Reed Montgomery answered viewer questions about fishing. You can contact him with your questions at 205-663-1504 or on his website fishingalabama.com - there you can find lake reports, fishing tips, upcoming events, and more.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get some advice on Black Friday - how to survive it and how to find the best deals! Think about your pets during the holidays! Our Veterinarian joins us to take your questions about your pets and their health! Jeh Jeh takes us to check out the Gifts for Kids donations and find out how you can help! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!