Hope everyone had a happy holiday! Ours was nothing short of wonderful. We spent a lot of time with family and it felt good to be with those closest to us. Hannah celebrated her very first Christmas and it was one for the books. To say that Santa spoiled her would be an understatement.
Hannah preferred to eat the wrapping paper though.
We were also surprised to learn that Little Miss Hannah is going to be the flower girl in my recently engaged sister in-law’s wedding! Can’t wait for Summer 2014!! <3
Even though we had a great Christmas, I still tried to keep our new food budget close in mind. Sure, there were a few nights when Brandon and I wanted nothing more than to just order a pizza and call it a night, but then we’d be spending more than what we budgeted for. Not in the cards. We may have even ended up eating the same Loaded Baked Potato Soup and Mexican Chili for more meals than I care to recap. These are the sacrifices of a tighter food budget, especially one that relies on REAL, WHOLE FOODS!
Before the winter storm started this morning, I managed to run out to Mustard Seed Market and pick up groceries to last us through the end of the year (still can’t believe 2012 is almost over!)! I had another GROUPON for $10 off and managed to spend $40.77 (minus $10 for the GROUPON) and I spent $30.77.
The rest of the week is up in the air. We have family coming for the weekend, so I think we’ll be all over the place. Luckily I have a late lunch/early dinner at my Dad’s Saturday and probably another dinner with him tomorrow. I don’t have any specific recipes to try but some things we’ll probably end up eating; eggs, salads, roasted potatoes, tuna salad, homemade bread, yogurt and fruit, nuts, leftover cookies, and lots of salad!! After the New Year our meal plan will be back on track!
QUESTION: What is the best thing you ate this past Christmas?
For me it was probably the honey baked ham my Dad had at Christmas Eve. I know it’s not the ideal food health-wise but once year? It’s worth the splurge.Print