Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving

 


Hi everyone

I have no meal plan for this week, because we have way too much food/leftovers. I just made roti & curry for dinner on Sunday and some lemon cranberry muffins. None of us care for cranberry sauce (I love cranberries though), so I started making cranberry muffins last year. This is now my Thanksgiving tradition, because the muffins are always a hit. We're eating leftovers for lunch & dinner every day until it's gone. I haven't even done much grocery shopping lately, because I don't really need anything. I stocked up on blueberries at Meijer last week & bought potatoes too. The russet potatoes were $0.99/5 lb bag. I haven't seen potatoes that cheap in forever, so I bought 2 bags. 

I also bought 2 pumpkin pies at Sams last week (We eat non-traditional food, but I must have green bean casserole & pumpkin pie). One woman asked me if I freeze the pies & I said yes and explained that there's no difference in the taste. I didn't tell her that one pie is for me alone though....lol. I love all kinds of pies, but pumpkin is the only kind I don't bake. I tried once & it didn't turn out well. So I indulge over the holidays. No shame in  my game. I actually sliced both pies when I got home & placed 4-5 slices per gallon freezer bag and froze it. Okay, I did eat some of the pie...lol. I froze the rest so that we're not stuck eating a whole pie in no time. This way I can just pull a bag from the freezer whenever DS or I crave pie. Easy peasy. I swear a freezer is at the top of my shopping list when I move. There's so many good sales lately, but I have nowhere to store food. (I didn't even buy butter for baking this year. gasp). Besides, I'm trying to eat down the fridge/freezer. 

I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!! I'll be back to my regular scheduled programming next week. 

Stay safe & warm peeps!

12 comments:

  1. I eat a pumpkin pie nonstop until it is gone, so no need to worry about eating it. An article said not to freeze pumpkin pie because the crust and filling would separate, so good to hear about your different experience. A freezer is the best. Mine is stuffed!

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    1. You're a girl after my own heart Linda :) I'm going to thaw some overnight, to enjoy tomorrow. I've never had the Sams pies separate before. I think the Meijer ones do. I can't wait to get a freezer. It will come in real handy for freezer cooking. I like having my life simplified.

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  2. Pumpkin pie is my favorite pie. I made one in October and I'll make another one this week to enjoy.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

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    1. Thank you Lori! I bought & ate a pie last month too. Shhhh :)

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  3. Pumpkin pie is the best. Can't blame you for needing your very own pie, lol.
    Hope you and your son have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you Theresa! I love pumpkin pie. My body's not going to be happy with all the extra sugar & calories, but it only happens once a year :)

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  4. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! We have a mix of traditional & untraditional food, and only two folks will eat the pumpkin pie, so we're also doing chocolate cake (Nick's request). ;-)

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    1. Thank you HP! I'm so jealous :) Chocolate cake is my absolute favorite!!! I love all things chocolate. Having both cake & pie is even better. I should take a page out of your book...lol

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your pie.

    God bless.

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