I bought a few groceries at the beginning of the week: broccoli, pears, cantaloupe, spinach, cottage cheese, cucumber, raspberries, clementines, blackberries, and petite carrots. All but the cottage cheese and half the cranberries are gone already. Time to go back to the store. This is a good “problem” to have. I am so thankful for all the delicious variety of produce available.
By the way, that cantaloupe was the sweetest we’ve eaten in a long time. That’s amazing to me, seeing as it’s December. We devoured that melon.
I came up with a fantastic Cranberry Almond Orange Bread recipe this weekend, which I’ll share with you during our 5th Annual Heavenly Homemakers Christmas Brunch. But regarding cranberries – I’m curious what you make with fresh cranberries? Leave a comment to let us know how you like to eat them and what you like to make with them. I’d love to hear your ideas.
You might remember the Orange Cranberry Scone recipe I shared two years ago. I rarely make this, but the Christmas season is definitely the perfect time to treat my family to this. :)
Here’s what our menu includes this week:
- Applesauce Bread
- Crepes with fruit and Cream Cheese Filling
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Warm Chocolate Soother
- Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
- Quick Mix Biscuits
- Bacon, Egg, and Avocado Salad
- Baked Potatoes in the Crock Pot with cheese and sour cream
- Beef Summer Sausage with Crispy Cheese Crackers
- Calico Beans
- Cheeseburger Soup
- Potato Soup
- Pizza Boats
- Tuna Casserole
- Spanish Rice with Chicken
- Salmon Patties
- Orange Chicken
- Italian Pasta Bake
- Cheesy Salsa Enchiladas
Fruits and Veggies (I serve 1-4 per meal)
- Mixed Greens
- Green Beans
- The rest depends on what I get at the store – spinach, pears, apples, clementines, carrots…
Oh! And we have an Aldi in Lincoln now, so I’ve heard I can start price-matching at Walmart since it’s 50ish miles away. I’m excited to learn more about how this will work. Any expert price matchers out there with tips for me?!