We on the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Team are grateful for you – our readers! You ask us interesting questions, share your ideas and gives us a glimpse into your own families’ meals and traditions. You make our jobs fun and we so appreciate you following our blog and chatting with us on social media. … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving will soon be upon us! This holiday causes me to reflect and be thankful for what I have. It also gets me thinking about what I take for granted on a daily basis that others would be grateful to have. One example of this is food. I have enough food, and sometimes too much, … Continue reading Keep your Thanksgiving Dinner out of the Garbage
The fall and winter holidays are my absolute favorite! I love it when we start to get a chill in the air and look ahead to holiday cooking. This week is filled with anticipation of turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Yum! But what happens on Friday? There are always so many leftovers from … Continue reading Tackling Thanksgiving Leftovers with Flair
Are you having guests over for dinner on Thanksgiving? Dreading the extra stress, expense and calories? Here are some helpful ideas. Do not go overboard with variety. You do not have to have everyone’s favorite holiday food at one meal. Do you serve mashed potatoes, stuffing, and sweet potatoes? Do you serve two meats? Think about … Continue reading Top 5 tips to save time, money, stress and calories for Thanksgiving dinner
The holidays bring lots of festive fun and time with family and friends, but they can also mean extra expenses. I love it when I get the chance to prepare special meals and plan parties, but it can get very expensive. Grocery stores often offer sales and specials around the holidays that can help if … Continue reading Save Money on Holiday Groceries
At our Thanksgiving meal there is always too much food and an abundance of leftovers. There is just something about the holiday that compels us to cook and cook and cook. Which brings us to our November recipe of the month – Turkey Vegetable Quiche. This recipe is the perfect way to use up some … Continue reading Turkey Vegetable Quiche
Thanksgiving is coming up soon and we want our November recipe of the month to make your Thanksgiving menu. Traditional Thanksgiving stuffing can be high in calories and sodium and low on vitamins and minerals. Our Stuffing with Vegetables flips that around for a side dish that is lower in calories and sodium and filled … Continue reading Stuffing with Vegetables
Whether you’re trying to thaw your turkey or figure out if it’s done, AnswerLine is here for you! As Thanksgiving approaches, the AnswerLine staff discussed some of our top food safety tips for Thanksgiving. Here are some ideas to help you have a safe Thanksgiving. Remember to put food away right after dinner. Leftovers should … Continue reading What? The Turkey is still Frozen?!?
The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one of the busiest in the year. I like to make “all in one meals” on the stove that are quick and healthy. The recipes I look for include three or four food groups all in one dish. Most of the time I have enough left over to … Continue reading Meals In 30 Minutes Featuring Sweet and Sour Rice
When you are preparing Thanksgiving dinner this year consider asking other family members to work alongside you. This way, you will have some great family time, they get the satisfaction of learning how to make the meal, they learn skills which can save them money in the future and you get help. It’s a win-win … Continue reading Involve (and teach) Others to Prepare Holiday Meals