Thanksgiving the Second

Hello Thanksgiving! Truth be told my favorite time of year is between Thanksgiving and New Years. I love the food of Thanksgiving, the fun and reasons for Christmas, the joys that come over the New Year, and then bam, January hits. I’m not a huge fan of January, sorry January, nothing against you and we can still be friends 😀.

Anyway, this year after I have a new found love of decorating sugar cookies, I thought I’d take my stab at Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies. I had no idea what I was going to do with them once they were baked/decorated, but by golly that wasn’t going to stop me. I sent them with my dad to work. He said his co-workers loved them and one even took what was left at the end of the day home. Yey :). Don’t worry, I ate 1 1/2 cookies. They were good 😁.

For Thanksgiving dessert, I chose a Cherry Pie. That was my initial thought even though we don’t have any cherries from our old Cherry tree, but then I found them, Sour (aka tart) Cherries at the store. I bought 4 packages. I only needed 1 but put the other 3 in the freezer for a rainy day. And that is a turkey on the top of my pie, not a Chicken. Just clarifying!

After selling our house and moving in with my parents, I’m back to using my mom’s stove for cooking. Her stove only has 2 burners (normal ovens have 4) so I decided to make our Green Bean Casserole the night before, then just reheat it in the oven day of. We don’t normally have Green Bean Casserole but we’re kind of on a healthy kick here at my house and I thought, well we needed a vegetable and we’ve eaten a lot of green beans so I went on the hunt for a “healthy” green bean casserole to change it up a bit. The one I found didn’t let us down!!


Meal Planning Adventure 1

When I was growing up, I don’t think there was much “meal planning” going on, and if there was, I was oblivious to it. And my mom very well could have been and I just didn’t realize it. I had a few friends that their parents did and it always shocked me that they knew exactly what they were going to eat come Friday night.

So now that I’m older, hubby and I have tried and tried to do this and we fail most times. We’ve come up with plans and they’ve changed, etc. But this week, we decided to try again at meal planning. So how did we do you ask? Let’s check it out!

We went to the store on Sunday evening with very specific recipes for the week, just not days for execution of said meals. Baby steps!!


  • Breakfast: Cracker Barrel
  • Lunch: Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Shame shame, by the time we dropped Tbug off with her mom and went to the store, it was late so we went out to dinner. Hello Mexican food!