It's that time again.. When I make my list and head 45 minutes to town to get my shopping done for the next pay period. Yes, you read that correct, 45 minutes. Granted, we have a commissary on base, but their selections aren't that great and the prices are even worse so in order to save money, we make one big grocery shopping trip to town. If I do happen to forget anything, well, luckily, I have the commissary 5 minutes away but when your a single income family of 5, saving as much money as possible is a good thing, especially with Christmas right around the corner.
Sunday - Sloppy Joe Meatball subs with chips
Monday - Ham and Cheese Tortellini
Tuesday -Philly Cheese Stea Sloppy Joes with oven baked potatoes slices
Thursday - Thanksgiving meal.
My husband makes, without a doubt, the best turkey I have ever had, along with a homemade cranberry sauce that's so good, you could put it over ice cream.. lol Along with Turkey, we also make a sausage and sage dressing, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, hominy and Native American fry bread. (The hominy and fry bread is to tie our Native American heritage to our holiday).
|Our Thanksgiving Spread a few years ago|
Friday - Turkey and Dressing Pasties with Steamed Broccoli
When I took a temporary job years ago to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (to Houghton), we were introduced to pasties. Once we crossed the Mackinaw bridge to the UP, we saw signs everywhere saying hot pasties for sale. We finally let curiosity get the best of us and pulled in to the next sign we saw and I went in to find out what it was. DO NOT make the mistake I made and pronounce the A with a long A, it's a short A (think of how a sheep says baaaah).. These are hand pies typically filled with ground beef, potato, rutabaga, carrots, and seasoning. However, our post-Thanksgiving version features leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. ( I will actually blog the recipe for this one on Friday).
Saturday - Turkey Tetrazinni (again, trying to use up the left over bird lol)
Sunday - Pulled pork bbq baked potatoes with steamed broccoli
Monday - Baked Chicken Fajitas with black beans
Tuesday - Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole with salad
Wednesday - Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy over rice with salad
Thursday - PAYDAY.. I'll be honest, I will probably end up taking the kids to Panda Express or Subway before AWANA lol