With the produce I can see soup, stir fry, skillet meals, breakfast (avocados and potatoes.), endless potato dishes...because I love potatoes, so have made nearly every one known to man! :-) Even desserts with the apples, though you got pie. The sweet potatoes sound good!
The breakfast can be extended, just add bread, bacon, and eggs, but also sandwiches.
What can't you do with tortillas? Burritos, quesadillas, pizza...! I can see sautéing bell peppers and onions, and putting them on a quesadilla, etc. Oh, and pepperoni! Bread/naan or tortilla pizza sound more possible every minute!
Yes, as I've said, Tillamook is my go-to. It's great that they have it.
I'm sorry about your pumpkin pie. :-(
But, the turkey and apple pie will be good!
The meatballs, chicken strips, and shrimp will be handy!
Have you tried to make a meatball sandwich since starting to get the meatballs? With a premade sauce, or not, it would be pretty easy to make. Some cheese on top, maybe thinly cut peppers?
I'm guessing that you mean raw like Papa Murphy's? I'd never seen raw pizzas sold until we were traveling up here, and stopped in a small town on the way.
Then, when we got here, there was one in our town. Since closed. Once we settled in and could cook, we would sometimes get one in town on a summer afternoon. We could cook it when we were ready. Dd worked there for a short time. I have a picture that I can't find :-( of her dressed as a piece of pizza. :-) Those were teen years.
Oh, how handy to have the pre-made English muffin sandwiches!
Darn about the pot pies, too, though. I happen to really like pot pies. Back in the frozen food days for me, they were one of the frozen foods that I liked. Of course, those were in the days of the dinosaurs, and when frozen food came in aluminum containers...which no kid can remember or imagine anymore!
Even on Amazon, and for a discount, I rarely buy enough of anything to put it on autoship. I think that the one thing that I have only, were Dh's vitamins, since he needed them every month, and ddil's prenatal vitamins, for the same reason. There are some tempting discounts, but I just don't need most things that regularly.
You are doing great. All savings are good! :-)
Oh, I had an idea for a 'practical' gift for ddil, and wondered what you thought. I already, a while back, got Ds a cooking pot for Christmas, and he reminds me that his Christmas is taken care of. But, there's ddil.
She's a coffee drinker, and gets pretty grumpy if she runs out. And, she drinks it with milk. The other day she went out and got milk before her morning coffee, because she drinks it that way.
I was thinking...how about some of her coffee, and fancy creamer? Ds isn't sure that she cares for creamer...though she did drink someone's once when she was out of milk.
If not creamer, what about powdered milk, or canned? Not quite the same, but I could have Ds ask questions to see if she'd use either. I'm thinking that she wouldn't worry if the milk was gone, or went bad.
If it were me, and I still drank coffee, I'd want a bag of fancy coffee that I liked, but wouldn't buy for myself. Ds just doesn't know anything about that, though. She buys one store brand, and that's it. And, if I used creamer, I would want a tasty type that, again, I might not buy for myself.
I don't know if it's even a good idea, but it seems unfair that Ds got a pot, even though that was a while ago. And, not good will toward a still-new family member.
Any thoughts? Btw, the thing is, she gets what she wants, like cheese, and she has preferences, of course. Should I scrap supermarket thoughts altogether?
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