Monthly Archives: November 2010

Roasted Turkey Breast – The Best Holiday Backup

Ok, the Roasted Turkey Breast is the best. Tender, moist, flavorful. It’s already cooked. Here are some recipes that will make your holidays so easy using the Turkey Breast and other ideas from our kitchens!

Roasted Turkey Breast
Roasted Turkey Breast

Creamy Turkey Mushroom Soup

4 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cups each sliced carrots & celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp margarine
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp dried marjoram
1 Tbsp dry sherry
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 (10 oz) can chicken broth
1 cup cubed cooked turkey
1/3 cup cooked white rice (or use leftover Rive with vegetables from MagicKitchen.com)
1/2 cup 2% milk mixed with 1 Tbsp flour OR 1/2 cup cream

Combine mushrooms, onion, celery, carrots, garlic and
margarine in a large pot. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until vegetables are soft.

Add salt, thyme, and marjoram; stir well.  Add
milk with flour or cream and remaining ingredients, stirring well. Heat until hot and slightly thick.

Makes about 5 cups

From Recipetips.com
Turkey Panini with Cranberry and Pears

6 slices turkey – thin sliced, left over turkey works great
1 tablespoon brown mustard – spicy
12 slices Muenster cheese – thin sliced
1/2 onion – thin sliced and sauteéd in olive oil for 15 minutes
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
1/2 pear – skinned, sliced thin
1/2 loaf of your favorite unsliced bread like Ciabatta

  • Cut loaf of bread in half.
  • Cut in half horizontally through the middle.
  • Butter outside of bottom half and place on the panini pan.
  • Spread mustard on the top side of the bread in the pan.
  • Layer cheese over the mustard, then the carmelized onion, then cranberries and then the pear.
  • Top with six more slices of cheese.
  • Top with the top half of the bread.
  • Butter the outside all over.
  • Turn heat onto medium, press the panini press on top and grill until the bottom is golden brown, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • Flip the sandwich over, press and grill the second side.

Other Recipes:

Smoked Chicken Salad

Serves 4

This zesty chicken salad recipe makesfor a great sandwich filling, or wrap it up with veggies in fresh tortillas. It’s a
delicious way to use our smoked half chicken. You can serve the salad right away, or prepare it in advance
and keep it covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to one day.

Ingredients

6 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons chopped canned chipotle

chilies, optional

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 1/2 cups finely chopped smoked

chicken (about 12 ounces)

1/2 cup finely chopped yellow bell

pepper

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

Instructions

Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl until combined. Fold in the smoked chicken, and then add the
rest of the ingredients.

Season the salad to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on crusty rolls, or wrap it up in fresh tortillas.

MagicKitchen.com Corn Salad

Serves 4

4-serving MagicKitchen.com Fresh Cut Corn Medley

1/2 small red onion, finely diced

3 Tbsp. Cider Vinegar

3 tablespoons good olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black

pepper

1/2 cup julienned fresh basil leaves

Thaw the Corn Medley overnight. Toss the corn in a large bowl with the red onions, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Just before serving, toss in the fresh basil. Taste for seasonings and serve cold or at room temperature.

Serves 4

Mashed Potato Salad

Serves 4

4 servings of MagicKitchen.com Mashed Potatoes, thawed

2 boiled eggs, chopped

1/2 tsp. mustard

2/3 tsp. mayonnaise

1/4 c. bell pepper, chopped

1/4 c. onion, chopped

2 tsp. sweet pickle relish

1/2 tsp. salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Serve at room temperature.

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3 Theme Party Ideas for a Retirement Party with Food Gifts

You won’t be able to give the retiree a send-off like this, but here are a few ideas to give them the respect they deserve.

These ideas are all based on an office party. Of course, if the party is after hours, the suggested drinks don’t need to be Mocktails!

Theme Party One: Their Hire Year

  • Find out from HR what year the person was hired.
  • Plug that year into a search engine and print pictures of cars, clothing, movies and hairstyles of that year and post them around the office. Depending on the office (and the boss), have people dress in that style.
  • Buy a cake with the year as part of the decorations, and the number of candles are the same as the number of years the person has been with the company.
  • Everybody gets together and buys a MagicKitchen.com “No More 9 to 5” Meal gift.
  • So you can present that to the gift-ee, and the meals will be delivered on an appropriate day.

Theme Party Two: Permanent Vacation

  • This one is simple and a lot of fun. Have everyone dress in vacation-wear.
  • Decorate the office with bright colors and paper flowers.
  • Everyone brings in pot-luck. Ideas are the makings for tacos, pine-apple anything like this crockpot recipe for Tropical Meatballs, Nachos,  Pineapple upside-down cake, flan.
  • Bring in your blenders and make virgin Margaritas, Piña Coladas and Mojitos.  Here’s a good source for recipes: Mocktails.
  • Everyone can chip in for a MagicKitchen.com Takin’ it Easy bundle.

Theme Party Three: Things that don’t work anymore

  • Guests all bring gifts that are broken and can’t be repaired.
  • Wrap an alarm clock in a towel and have the retiree smash it to smithereens.
  • Then present the retiree with the real gift, a money tree that you have all contributed to.  Find a branch that has many smaller branches on it and “plant” it in a pretty pot.  You can use florists’ foam and cover it with gravel or marbles.
  • Then take one, five and ten dollar bills and fold them into bowties. Get your craftiest person to follow the instructions here: Money Bowtie Origami. Attach the bowties to the branch.
  • If the origami sounds too time-consuming or difficult, try this instead: Fold the bills of your money tree  in an accordion style lengthwise. Take a ribbon and tie it around the middle of each bill. Spread the fold out so that it looks like a bow. Tie these to the branches.

There you go! Three easy and fun Retirement themed parties and food gifts!

Melody, MagicKitchen.com Blogger

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Get Well Soon Food Gifts and Recipes

If you’re reading this because you’re not feeling well, Get better!!

But I’ll assume most of you are reading this to get ideas for helping out a sick friend.

Nutrition comes first, and most people who are ill don’t want to eat, much less cook. That’s one of the reasons sick people stay sick! Or as it’s more elegantly put on WebMD, “Today, more than ever, we’re aware of the healing power of food to enhance immunity and aid in recovering from illness. Of course, proper nutrition is necessary for maintaining good health. But when your body battles flu symptoms for days or even weeks, your diet becomes even more essential in helping you achieve a speedy recovery. It’s critical that necessary vitamins and minerals be included in your daily diet to help you build your strength.”

If you’re not in the same town as they are, an easy solution is to send some MagicKitchen.com meals like the “Thinking of You Package” or the “Comfort Food Bundle“. This last one really is full of the kind of comfort meals that people will actually want to eat when they’re feeling under the weather. Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Leg with Apple Almond Stuffing, Vegetable Barley Beef Soup, Osso Buco, Mashed Potatoes. Yum.

I remember once being overworked and sick. I was looking through restaurant directories, and everything seemed like it would be too much work to chew. Easy meals like those would have hit the mark.

OK, on to recipes! If you’re in town, you might want to take over a couple of these easy to make soups:
Chicken Noodle Soup:

Here’s one that isn’t quite “homemade”, but has a homemade flavor. This will be ready the second day.

Ingredients:

One whole chicken, cut up
1 large onion, diced
3 large carrots, diced
4 tsp of chicken bouillon powder or 4 stock cubes
water
Rice or noodles cooked in chicken stock.

  1. Put everything except rice or noodles into one pot, just cover it with water, bring to a simmer and put a lid on it.
  2. Simmer until the chicken is very well done. Let cool.
  3. Take the chicken out and take the meat off the bones. Cut it into small pieces and return it to the soup pot.  Throw away the skin and bones.
  4. Cool the soup in the fridge overnight. The next day, take it out and take off the layer of fat on the top. Reheat it and add any frozen vegetables you like, such as frozen peas and corn.
  5. When everything’s hot, pour it into bowls and add as much rice or noodles as you like.
  6. Serves 6-10, depends really how much stuff you put in!

Hamburger Soup: This is a classic comfort soup, and super nutritious. This is from the wonderful Best of Bridge cookbooks.

  • 1½ lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 28 oz. can tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 3-10 oz. cans consomme
  • 10 oz. can tomato soup
  • 4 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • parsley
  • ½ tsp.thyme
  • pepper to taste
  • ½ cup barley

Brown meat and onions. Drain well. Combine all ingredients in large pot. Simmer, covered, a minimum of 2 hours.

There you go! Two soup recipes and a great meal package. So go!! Make your friends happy!

Melody, MagicKitchen.com Blogger

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Christmas Food Gifts & 5 Christmas Traditions you haven’t seen.

Christmas approaches!! What would the holidays be without the traditions we look forward to every year? It’s one of the most exciting seasons, and yet, it’s also the busiest one. We at MagicKitchen.com know it’s easy to become overwhelmed by your to-do list, but much harder to find time to prepare all the food needed this season.

Fortunately, we’re ready to provide the fixings for everything from holiday parties and office potlucks to those healthy sit down meals for your family on nights you don’t have time to cook. Our wide variety of meal offerings and holiday-focused meals ensure that meal preparation this holiday will be completely stress free.

Check out our Full Turkey Dinner for Four or Eight. We think this is a great solution for everyone, and we are offering a 10% off coupon for our blog fans. Use promo code BLOGMAS at checkout, and save 10% on this bundle until December 15th. We have other holiday solutions here as well, take some time to check us out!

I love that people go to so much trouble with their Christmas lights, it’s loud, beautiful, and sometimes WAY too much. This is one of the more understated ones, I think the house looks like it’s taking off a few times.

5 Food traditions you probably haven’t seen and likely won’t miss at your Christmas table:

1. Jolly Olde England: Her Majesty, Queen Victoria in 1899 had the following amongst other items for her Christmas buffet:
* Baron of beef
* Boar’s head
* Game pie
* Woodcock pie
* Brawn roast fowl
* Tongue

2. In the Czech Republic: Traditionally the meal is eaten on Christmas Eve and consists of fish soup, salads, eggs and carp. The number of people at the table must be even or the one without a partner is supposed to be dead by next Christmas. Christmas-sy!

3. In Greenland: The Christmas feast may include Little Auks, (these are seabirds that are a bit like Penguins), wrapped in sealskin and buried for months until decomposed. Mmmmm.

4. In Jamaica:  The traditional Christmas dinner is rice, gungo peas, chicken, ox tail and curried goat. I’m not sure what gungo peas are, but I’m sure my more traditional relatives would balk at this menu. Ok, I looked up gungo peas. They’re pigeon peas. That clears it up.

5. And finally, In Italy: Only go if you’re really hungry. Christmas lunch can run to seven course including antipasto, a small portion of pasta, roast meat, two salads, two sweet puddings followed by cheese, fruit, brandy and chocolates. Wow.

Happy Holidays to all! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Season’s Greetings! From our chefs and staff to you and yours, may the upcoming year be joyful and prosperous, and may you eat well!

Melody, MagicKitchen.com Blogger

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6 Food-Related Housewarming Gifts to Warm Their Hearts

The new family has  moved in, they’ve unpacked, and the invitations have gone out to come and see their place! Exciting! Housewarming parties can be a wonderful time, and you want to bring a good and appropriate gift. You haven’t seen the place yet, so unless you know these people VERY well, chances are you can’t match their decorating scheme.  Prepared meals are welcome, appropriate, and cost-effective. MagicKitchen.com’s new home gift meal bundles are a great choice.

Here are some other ideas from e-how:

And here are my choices. Love these.

  1. A bottle of good wine (doesn’t need to be expensive, there are some options under $10 here), some fruit, crackers and cheese are lovely. You can include a good quality wine opener,  a cheese knife and a little cutting board, and lay t all out in a nice basket.
  2. A gift certificate to Sam’s Club or Costco will let them stock up on what they need.
  3. A Sundae emergency kit. Include several ice cream toppings like hot fudge, caramel, cherries, smarties or M&M’s, rainbow sprinkles, real whipped cream in a can and nuts. Include an ice cream scoop, a set of pretty ice cream dishes and the gift’s complete!
  4. Gourmet Coffee or Tea. Depending on whether the people are coffee-or-tea people, a gift basket of gourmet coffee or tea is always welcome. Include some nice mugs.
  5. Two delicious words. Homemade cookies.
  6. Gourmet chocolate and a bottle of good scotch whiskey. Sounds weird, but a small glass of a good whiskey like Chivas, served with really good chocolates, is a taste sensation. How do I know?  Well, that’s another story.

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger.

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Great Food Gifts for New Parents

Ok, First, this is the most adorable baby video ever, you might have seen it on AMV:

Wasn’t that cute? Ok, now that you’re in the mood to think about moms and dads and babies, and what to get them, let’s chat.  First, if you’re far away and can’t be there to provide some meals, but you remember how exhausting it is to be a new parent and want to help out, help is on the way. Just check out our Gifts for New Parents. You don’t have to be far away to pick this delicious and healthy choice.

If you’re bringing food gifts over yourself, it’s smart to call and ask the new parents a few timely questions.

  1. Anybody have any allergies or food dislikes? Or are you craving anything in particular?h
  2. What would be a good night to bring it over?
  3. Would you prefer some frozen meals that you can eat anytime?
  4. How about breakfasts and lunches, would you like some easy meals for those times, too?

Armed with that information,  start your planning session. Now, a lot of people will be bringing over casseroles and lasagnas, because they are easy (but delicious) and freeze well.

But you want to be a little different, right? Ok, here are some ideas.

  1. Easy Muffins. Put together a versatile muffin mix, check it out here: TasteofHome.com This mix can be combined with grated cheddar cheese  for a savory muffin, or they can throw in some raisins and cinnamon for a sweet treat. Include the printed instructions and some grated cheddar cheese, cooked bacon bits and raisins.
  2. Veggie Snack. Whip up a batch of hummus or your favorite veggie dip and slice up carrots, celery, radishes, sweet pepper and cauliflower florets. Put a variety of veggies into small sandwich-size ziplock bags so they can grab a healthy snack whenever they want it.
  3. Easy Offerings.The new mom might want to offer something to visitors, and while they may be up to putting on a pot of coffee, the sleep-deprived mom won’t be able to go much further. Supply a bag of nice biscotti or cookies and some roasted nuts.
  4. Easy Salads. Take them some ready-packaged salads, but include your own wonderful salad dressing. Spinach is a good choice for a new mom -it has Folic acid, which helps produce new blood cells, and manganese, which aids in the development of bone, cartilage, and collagen.
  5. Fruit & Cheese. Get some really fresh fruit, crackers and a tasty cheese.
  6. Make breakfast burritos. Here’s a good recipe: Breakfast Burritos. They freeze well and this recipe makes enough for your busy family, too!

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger

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Remember Food Gifts for Seniors this Holiday Season

In the holidays, food brings us together and makes us thankful for everything we have. Seniors sometimes can’t make it to the family get-together, but we certainly don’t forget them. Sending them a meal that is easy to prepare and delicious is a great way to include them.

Consider meals from MagicKitchen.com. With two menus, you’ll be able to find just the food gift your senior will appreciate. And we have a diabetic friendly menu!

I love this senior lady, I hope when I get to be her age I can dance like that! She has a lot of soul!

Other ideas for food gifts for your favorite Senior:

  • Sweet Dreams Dessert Bundle from MagicKitchen.com – desserts and nothing but, grandma will love it!
  • Send a pasta package. Pasta is an easy and quick but nutritious meal. Find some gourmet pasta sauce and some good dry pasta. Package it in a pretty pasta bowl with some raffia.
  • Treats. Other food gift ideas for the elderly can center on treats they can enjoy but won’t or can’t spend money on. Depending on the senior’s likes and any special dietary restrictions, a gift basket could include Flavored coffees, teas or cocoas,  Regular or sugar-free candies, Dried or candied fruit, Almond or cashew butter, smoked oysters and fancy crackers.
  • Ethnic Food. Send them a favorite ethnic food. I know seniors who love bottled Kim-chi, believe it or not! If they are in a smaller town and like to cook, send them ingredients that are hard to get, like cardomom pods,  rice paper wrappers, rice noodles, Thai curry paste, good Parmesan cheese, hard sausages, dried wild mushrooms.
  • Shipping. If you get one of the flat rate priority post mail boxes, shipping is cheap!

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger

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New Home Nightmares – What to look for

As Tom Hanks found out in The Money Pit, even a seemingly perfect home can have its problems.

That’s why new home owners deserve a treat! Look into MagicKitchen.com’s New Home Gifts, then carry on.

Even after you’ve had your home inspection, you may run into one of these common problems. Be prepared just in case.

  1. Future leaks. Unless it’s a rainy day, you may not  know about water damage in your basement. Keep your nose sniffing  for a musty smell. If you smell a damp or musty odor, be sure to bring it to the home inspector’s attention. It is something that should be mentioned to the realtor.
  2. Plumbing problems. The toilets may flush, the sinks may run, and the shower might be divine. But a good rule of thumb is to treat your plumbing carefully at first. Don’t overload the toilet with paper, try small things in the garbage disposal, don’t overload anything.  As time goes by and you become more familiar with your home, you will settle into it. Being careful to start will likely save an emergency trip from the plumber.
  3. Wiring problems. Because wiring is behind the wall, it’s hard to say what type of shape it’s in. Be aware of lights that “strobe”, if a fan slows down, anything that might indicate a wiring fault. Be sure to put a surge protector on any electronics.
  4. Heating or AC. Depending on the time of year, you could end up finding problems with your heating system or air conditioning system. These are issues that will only arise with time. Keep that in mind as a possible future expense, or else have an independent contractor go over the systems if that is an option.
  5. Drafty Windows. The home inspector may not look closely at your windows, but a badly-sealed window could be costly in heating and air-conditioning. A great way to check  this is to hold a lit candle close to the window seams. If the flame bends, then it could be signs of a draft.

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Perfect Congratulations Messages for Your Food Gifts

Food gifts are an awesome way to tell someone you’re proud of them. Gifts from MagicKitchen.com like the “Reason to Celebrate Bundle” will make their day. See below for some reasons to give a congratulations food gift and some message ideas.

Need to congratulate someone? Send them here and tell them to watch the video. Talk about an esteem-booster!

There are all kinds of reasons to say congratulations to someone, but you may not know exactly what to say on a card. Here are some ideas.

For a New Baby:

  • Congratulations! Babies are the most beautiful gifts from God.
  • With love, we welcome your dear new baby to this world. Congratulations!
  • A baby is special, a baby is fun, congratulations on your new little one!
  • Welcome to the world! We can’t wait to meet you.

You may want to send a gift to the happy parents. We suggest our “New Family Food Bundle“.

For a Work Accomplishment:

  • This calls for a celebration!
  • You met the challenge with determination, strength, and total confidence! Congrats!
  • Bravo! Strike up the band!
  • Congrats! You’re on your way to great things!

Graduation:

-For graduation, often an inspirational quote is a perfect message.

  • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Well behaved women rarely make history.  
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
    Winston Churchill
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

For more quotes, look here: Inspirational Quotes

New Job:

  • Congratulations on Your New Job – Longfellow said: “The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you can do.”  Enjoy it!
  • Congratulations on your new job! They’re lucky to have you.
  • May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s achievements. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations on one of your best moments!  This calls for a celebration!

Engagement:

  • This calls for a celebration!
  • There’s something about you two that says “forever.” Congratulations on your engagement!
  • May you build a lifetime of happiness together. Congratulations to both of you.
  • You’re engaged! Better watch out. That kind of thing can lead to a lifetime of happiness.

New Home:

  • How soon until I can come visit? Congratulations – enjoy your new home!
  • You don’t move into a new home everyday – Thank goodness! Congratulations!
  • May happiness & love move in with you.
  • Hope you and your family enjoy years of happy times in your new home.

Moving can be stressful. If you want to help ease the stress, think of sending MagicKitchen.com’s “Welcome Home” Meal Bundle.

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger

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Food, Events and Astrology- How to throw a Perfect Party

You may or may not believe in astrology, but in either case, this is an interesting way to pick a birthday gift!

Aries (Mar 21- Apr 19) – Aries likes it hot, the hotter the better!  Tex-mex is always a good idea. If you’re having a party for them keep lots of hot sauce on hand. A selection of hot sauces is an excellent choice for a gift for an Aries. Aries people get bored easily, so keep the party moving- lots of games are a good idea, along with several kinds of appetizers.


Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20) – A Taurus is a tactile person, they love great textures and great food. A good ideas for them is a prime rib dinner with sides and a dessert. MagicKitchen.com provides the perfect meal for this personality. If you’re having a party for a Taurus, keep it classy and upscale. Great food, good wines and quiet conversation will make your Taurus happy.


Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20) -Gemini people like being free, the excitement of travel, gadgets, fast food, doing more than a few things at once, acting fast on decisions, diversity, novel company and being among people. Throwing them a party is great fun, because they will provide the entertainment!  Invite a few more interesting conversationalists and don’t sweat the food. Geminis don’t care about food, it’s all about the people around them.


Cancer (Jun 21 – July 22)- Cancer people are family people. They like gourmet cuisine, history- especially family genealogy, any expression of affection such as flowers,  the company of others, a calm atmosphere, and any kind of close and affectionate physical contact.  So invite their family, provide some gourmet appetizers and keep the music quiet.  Here is some advice from Wikipedia on party invitations that might be helpful! Etiquette in North America.


Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22) – Leos are active, athletic people, and love unusual food, innovative recipes and exotic drinks. Get a group of people together to go skiing, then have an after-skiing dinner at an exotic restaurant. Try any foreign cuisine, such as Thai, Vietnamese, Indian or Greek. Another option is to have a home party after the athletic event, and serve up some unique MagicKitchen.com meals such as Chicken Breast Del Monte or Fire-Roasted Vegetables en Croûte.


Virgo (Aug 23 -Sep 22) -Virgo people like making lists, self-improvement lessons, promptness, dealing with details (no matter how minor or unimportant), little animals, helping others, and wearing nice-tailored clothes in muted colors and textures.

Virgos dislike crowds and noise. A good idea for a Virgo is to find out their favorite restaurant and make reservations there. Invite a few close friends. Don’t throw a surprise party for a Virgo!!


Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22) – Libra people like a pleasing environment, a good debate, being fussed over, having people surrounding them, being of service to others, and dislike loud arguments, confusion or confusing situations. They will enjoy a simple pasta meal, with a great dessert. Have everyone bring gifts- a Libra loves gifts.


Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21) – Scorpios are spiritual people and enjoy adventure and mystery. It would be fun to have a game night, or a murder mystery night for them. Look for gifts that get them in touch with their spiritual side. This includes candles, incense, crystal balls, feng shui items and even tarot cards.


Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21) –Sagittarius people like limitless freedom of action to do what they like, alternative or unusual ideas, being on the move constantly, plentiful food and drink, loud parties with many new and interesting people, and raffles and lotteries of any kind. Have a huge party for them, invite everyone you know, rock the music and put out a nice buffet. Keep a huge tub of ice on hand and keep it filled with hard and soft drinks and beer.


Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19) – Capricorns like very fine food and drink, antiques, having plenty of unconditional love and support, lots of  ‘me time,’  home and family. Get close friends and family together and head out to the finest restaurant in town.  Classical music, good simple food and some great wine with close friends and family will make the Capricorn’s day.


Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) – Aquarians like fame and recognition, dreams, rainbows, magic, change for its own sake, eccentricity, surprises, weird friends and acquaintances, and experimentation. Throw a party with the most eclectic group you can find, and for the food make it a kind of make-your-own meal. Make-your-own pizza, falafels or any kind of pita stuffings, tacos with lots of ingredients,;any of those will keep your Aquarian interested and having fun.


Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) – Pisces like seafood, champagne, organic foods of all types, romantic places, sunsets on the beach, mountain vistas, ponds, waterfalls, and water lilies, background music, poetry, candles,  and freedom. You really can’t go wrong with fresh seafood. Pisces are artistic and dislike noisy crowds. Find a quiet and peaceful place for a picnic and your Pisces will feel fulfilled.

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger

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