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By Amalah

So it appears that I am taking the week off. Because of…Thanksgiving. Yes. That’s it. I have…giblets and such to deal with. And don’t even get me started on my napkin-folding issues.
Ha. No, actually I’m selling my house and looking for a new one, and the whole process has turned out to be rather stressful and ridiculously time-consuming. I know! Nobody told me either!
Anyway, provided all goes to plan and my realtor does not run me over with her car in the meantime, I will be back on Monday with some piping-hot bossiness. For now, two quick things:
1) For the World’s Best Stuffing in the Universe, you will need:
1 loaf of Challah bread, cut into 1 inch cubes, left out to get a little stale
1 large onion, chopped fine, about 1 cup
1 cup celery, chopped fine
1 stick of butter, glorious delicious butter
1 tbsp poultry seasoning
salt & pepper to taste
Melt butter in fry pan, add celery and onions to cook. Add poultry seasoning, salt and pepper and mix well.
Put bread cubes in an oven-safe casserole or bowl, pour mixture over bread. If it seems dry, add two eggs and a little water.
Bake for 30 minutes to an hour at same temperature as turkey. Eat. Demand another helping. Repeat as necessary.
2) Does anyone have a solution for stress-related breakouts? Because EW and ARGH and GAH.

About the Author

Amy Corbett Storch


Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

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Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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  • Elizabeth

    November 22, 2006 at 10:03 am

    I suppose “stop stressing out” is not a helpful answer? But it’s the best I can do, seeing as how my solution is to scrub and medicate the hell out of my face, and generally just make things worse.

  • mdvelazquez

    November 22, 2006 at 10:55 am

    I have stress-related breakouts regularly. Amy and Elizabeth, no scrubbing and over medicating ever helped me either. When my DH had poison ivy, I discovered that Aveeno 1% Hydrocortisone cream will clear up the rash/breakout within a few days. It is usually around $5.99 for a 1 oz. tube. I have tried some generic brands that work, but they usually take a day or two longer to work and I am too IMPATIENT to wait! 😉 See The Aveeno (or the Generic) concentrated cream (blue stripe) makes my rash worse, so I avoid it.
    The stuffing sounds good, Amy. Thank you.

  • mdvelazquez

    November 22, 2006 at 10:59 am

    Darn! The link didn’t work. The cream that I used is the one with the burgundy stripe, which you can find under their anti-itch products.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Deborah Svoboda

    November 22, 2006 at 11:22 am

    Wine, baby. Straight from the bottle so you get all the nice antioxidants. Hope you have a great day =)

  • jsscualaw

    November 22, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    facials. Helps with the stress and the skin.

  • andrea0418

    November 22, 2006 at 2:18 pm
  • andrea0418

    November 22, 2006 at 2:22 pm

    Also – I haven’t tried this, but I’ve heard using witch hazel as an astringent works well too (you can find it at Walgreens/CVS). Just put a small amount on a cottonball and dab on acne areas.