Thursday, November 10, 2016
Shopping Trip Nov 12
We have officially entered the holiday season. Every year I pray there will be good sales.. So I guess we will see how it plays out the next few months.
I put off my meal planning again, so I'm still working on that. But we are having some staples-tacos, chili, shake n bake chicken...
Our biggest meal is, of course, Thanksgiving. We aren't big turkey people around here, so I get a ham. Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn, (skipping the biscuits-there might be a overthrow in cooking lol), pumpkin pie and apple pie. I would love to skip the regular potatoes and the second pie, but Eva needs food she can eat, so we do both.
Everybody's biggest question is always what to do with the leftovers.
We eat as is for a few times. Make sandwiches... I found a really awesome loaded baked potato casserole that's 10x better with leftover honey ham vs loaf ham. We also do super easy ham bone soup.
Get creative with your recipes. Utilize Pinterest. Or stick it in the freezer if you start to get tired of it. Just make sure you label so you know what you have.
While we aren't really big turkey people.. I do usually take advantage of Hyvee's buy a turkey, get a loaf ham.. It's an awesome deal. Then I cook and use the turkey for the kids' and I's lunches. I can cook the whole turkey, then shred or dice and freeze and have the meat all year round. And if it is cooked right (not dry), hubby is all for eating the meat for one meal. There are ways, my friends, there are ways. ;)
Something I made for the kids this week...
It's a toy basket crocheted from old cut up shirts. The jury is still out on if they like it... But I think it'd make a great reusable shopping bag. Very sturdy.
Have a great week!