Thanksgiving is a time for making joyous memories with family and friends, but it can also be a difficult time of year for keeping finances under control. With smart planning, you can celebrate Thanksgiving without breaking the bank.
You’re guaranteed at least two things after Thanksgiving dinner: Black Friday sales and lots of leftovers. You can skip the sales, but you may be stuck with the leftovers. That brings to mind the question of what you’re supposed to do with them. Do you want to eat the same Thanksgiving meal for days on end?
There’s always room for dessert. Isn’t that the truth!?! I joke that I have a second stomach for desserts. No matter how full I am, I always have space for a little something extra that’s nice and sweet. Pumpkin pie is my favorite. Do you have a favorite dessert?
I still remember Thanksgiving dinner when I was about 7 years old. I didn’t know much about stuffing at the time, but I thought it was strange to place it inside a turkey. That was until my mom gave me some stuffing with baked apples.
With fall making an appearance recently, the holidays are coming around sooner than I’d like to believe. This week my husband and I discussed where to spend the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. My family usually gathers at a relative’s house and we each bring a dish or two to share at dinner.
July 4th is just around the corner. Do you have plans to attend a BBQ or watch the fireworks? Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays of the entire year.
A few months ago, I became the owner of a new InstaPot. My husband has been an enthusiastic user, trying out lots of different recipes. I have to admit that it’s been fun for me to learn how to use it too. I’ve been learning to cook better over the past few years (does the InstaPot count?) as well as cutting back on my food spending and food waste. Time will tell if the InstaPot helps me do more of those things. But in celebration of more home cooking, I decided to put together a roundup of 101 tasty budget-friendly meals that you’ll actually want to eat.
A few years ago, you wouldn't have believed how bad I was at cooking. I didn't even know how to sauté onions! Not only that, I wasn't really interested in learning how to either. It's not that I don't like eating (I do!), but the process of cooking didn't appeal to me. I could just go to the store or a restaurant to buy whatever food I wanted when I wanted it, right?
It’s Wednesday afternoon. You’ve already eaten your leftovers from last weekend, so you have to cook tonight. You still have a lot to get done at work before you head to the grocery store and try to put something together for dinner. Thinking about how much time it takes to shop, prepare a meal, eat, and wash dishes, you see yourself running around for another few hours. You might not relax until 8 pm at the earliest.
A few months ago, I had a carton of eggs sitting in the refrigerator for several weeks. Eggs are one of those strange things that I will love and gorge on for a while, then suddenly dislike and won’t touch for weeks or months at a time. Sometimes I’ll have gotten halfway through a carton of eggs and just can’t bring myself eat the other half. Do you ever feel that way about food?