Sunday, November 13, 2011

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

This year I am making Thanksgiving dinner for my family. I have purchased a turkey breast to cook. So I am excited to see how it will turn out. I have been working with my oven to make sure that I can cook the breast at a low temperature.

The Menu
Oven baked turkey breast
Green beans
Mashed potatoes
Mac & cheese
Yeast Rolls

I am looking forward to making this meal since it will be for the three of us. This meal will be special for us. In years past, my mom usually would make dinner for the whole family but she is doing that the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I just wish that we would be in the new apartment by then but I don't think we will be. Our Thanksgiving dinner is at church on Wednesday night. I should be at church now but I didn't sleep and have been thinking about my plan for making the meal.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Good Morning New breakfast

Good morning to all in the blogging world. I tried a new recipe this morning and my family says it's a keeper. I found this recipe but I put my own spin on it.

Egg & Sausage Muffins

1/2 cup half & half

12 Large eggs

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1 lb pork breakfast sausage

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage to no longer pink. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. Spoon sausage 1/2 way up muffin pans. Mix other ingredients and top. Fill until almost full. Bake for 20 minutes.

We liked this but I put onions and mushrooms when I cooked the sausage but I forgot to add the half and half.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Getting ready for the holiday meals

Since I love to cook this year I think that I will make us a Thanksgiving meal after doing dinner with my parents. My thought is to buy a turkey breast since white meat is better for you. I try to encourage healthy eating all year long. I try to buy healthy snacks but they don't always eat them. I know that I want to do turkey breast but I don't know what to do for my sides since my son won't eat green beans. My son and I will eat sweet potatoes but my husband won't. I would like to do mashed potatoes with maybe half cauliflower. I know that I can make glazed carrots but use a lighter syrup.

My family loves to eat salad so I will have to have a salad made for them. My mom is the best at making stuffing so I don't think that I will make it. I thought about having my son make yeast rolls for us to eat. In years past I have purchased the meal from the store then just heated things up. I want this meal to be like future meals that are healthy for us to eat. In my family I grew up that we were all together for the holidays and that's what I want my son to know more than anything. My son turns 14 on Thanksgiving this year so it should be a good year for him.

Turkey Breast

Mashed Potatoes

Glazed Carrots

Yeast Rolls


Apple or Cherry Dessert

Since my son is homeschooled we have been working on the new plate of what we should be eating at each meal. I always try to make sure that each part of the plate is covered. Since he is a picky eater I try to make sure that he at least tries something new when I do something new.

Since my last doctor's visit I am going to do all I can to cut out fats and oil. I am trying to use less butter, margine, and oil. I try to encourage not purchasing fried foods. I will bake as much as I can and use cooking spray to cut out the fat.

On Monday my son is making up the grocery list and we are going to plan this week's meals together. I want him to know why it's so important to plan and budget out our meals. I am trying to give him the life skills he needs to lead a healthy lifestyle. I want him to know how to cook and to know how to take care of himself when he is on his own.

If there are any ideas that you would like me to try just leave a comment and I will attempt something new.