Today, I planned all the meals I will be preparing at home for the month of November. That's more than half the month! I didn't really take too long. We don't have any big events this month, other than visiting my parents for Thanksgiving. That means there are at least three evening meals that I didn't need to account for. Even easier!
I included take out pizza for the evening we return from Thanksgiving weekend festivities. I have a coupon that expires right before that and is good for a free pizza when one is purchased. I made sure to include some soups that are easy to throw together. One of them I'm making this weekend and will freeze for much later in the month.
Once I had all the meals planned, I made a list for the grocery store to purchase items through next Friday. I actually did the shopping today, too! I was able to purchase a few more items from my holiday baking list as well. Since it is expected to snow this weekend, I was motivated to just get it done so I don't have to be out driving in the snow.
Here are some of the meals I'm making through the end of the month:
Pasta with roasted vegetables
Tortellini and Vegetable soup
Pancakes and Eggs
Five Bean Chili
Moroccan Lentil Soup
Salad and rolls
Salmon, couscous and salad
I'm sure several of these will be repeated in the month of December, but I know I will be adding another soup: Chicken Tortilla soup. I haven't had that one in a long time!
Baking list update:
3 lbs of butter (I got one pound)
18 eggs (I got 12 eggs)
raspberry jam (may not need)
2 large cans whipped cream
Only got some eggs and some of the butter because I'd like the price to be lower and I don't need them quite yet anyway. Same with the candy canes! And I would have picked up the canned whipped cream but the store didn't have it in stock. :(
I ordered two more gifts online today. And several gifts I ordered earlier in the week arrived in the mail. It feels good to have so many things arriving already!
Christmas is beginning to feel less stressful! How are you feeling about your preparations for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas?