This is the week to make the lists and check them twice – the Thanksgiving lunch list and the grocery shopping list to go with it. I recently discovered the free Keep app, and it has been such a blessing to keep all of my food lists on it. The lists sync automatically on my phone, my tablet and my laptop, and I am loving it. Sometimes technology is a truly great thing to help out with the little things.
While I normally purchase most of our groceries at the club store these days, I will no doubt purchase some things at our local grocery store for Thanksgiving, too. The Thanksgiving week sale ad just came out, so it is time to look over the shopping list one last time and schedule a trip to the grocery store at a time that is not as crowded. I’ve stood in too many ridiculously long lines at the grocery store on the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving, sometimes to just purchase one item that I forgot on a previous trip. I’m so done with that nonsense now, if at all possible, and working carefully on the shopping list in advance has helped to prevent such unneeded stress.
I intentionally planned leftovers from lunch for our camping trip and to send home with others for a second meal. While the lineup is not low-carb by any stretch, I will try to only partake of very small portions of the items that are not “legal” for me. I’m still not ready to risk sabotaging my diet too much at this point, after working so hard to lose the weight this past year.
So far this week, I’ve finalized the lunch list, and I am finalizing the shopping list. I’ve also made good progress on house cleaning, as there will be little time for that next week as I prepare our meal and get things ready to leave in the RV later on Thanksgiving Day. I also made the pie crusts and put them in the freezer. I used Pioneer Woman’s “Perfect Pie Crust” recipe this time because it is easy to make, makes two at once, tastes great and freezes quite well. Making traditional pie crusts is not one of my best talents, to be sure, and this recipe is a very simple one. It can also be found in her holiday cookbook, too.
With both Thanksgiving and our next RV trip coming right up, things are going to be pretty hectic here until early December. We also have both movie and play tickets that I am excited about, as well as an evening out with two of my best friends. I will continue to post over at Animal Wonder for the rest of this month to meet the blogging goal there, but I doubt that I will be back here to post until after our trip, unless I somehow get ahead of schedule. I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!