No-Shopping November Day Twenty-Three

Day Twenty-Three. It’s the beginning of a VERY busy week around here, I suspect for you as well. Thanksgiving week with days packed with things to do to get ready for family, food, fellowship and of course, faith and thankfulness. Our son will be seeing the surgeon and getting the plan and date for surgery as well as seeing another doctor for a consult. Then my brother and his family come to visit and our daughter comes home for Thanksgiving. What a wonderful and joyous time! The Thanksgiving menu is done and items from storage on hand, we only need to pick up the fresh organic turkey. Here is our Thanksgiving menu, based on what we have on hand:

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Thanksgiving Menu
Roast turkey
Gluten-free, dairy-free turkey gravy
Mashed fresh potatoes (half with dairy, half dairy-free)
Roasted green beans
Canned cranberry sauce
Whole wheat Challah rolls
Gluten-free chocolate pecan pie (almonds instead of pecans)
Whole wheat apple pie
Coconut milk whipped cream
Apple juice

Well, that’s the PLAN anyway 🙂 We’ll see if that actually happens.

Baked falafel patty

Baked falafel patty

Day Twenty-Three

I wanted to get some things done in the kitchen that I know I’d be too busy to do the rest of the week.

Milled wheat and baked whole wheat rolls
Made baked falafel patties
Made tahini sauce
Made baked salmon patties
Roasted green beans
Made ginger ale base

I am almost out of olive oil so I used expeller-pressed coconut oil (melted) for the oil and I used 4 eggs worth of powdered eggs and water. The rolls came out beautiful and delicious.


Baked Oatmeal (previously made fresh and froze half)
Sweetened vanilla cashew milk

Sandwiches on whole wheat bread

Supper (we had a buffet)
Salmon patty sandwich on whole wheat roll
Falafel sandwich on whole wheat roll
Tahini sauce
Roasted green beans
Matzah ball soup
Pasta Beef Stuff

We’re going to make it through this month, thank G-d! However, it appears we’ll be paying medical bills for some time to come so our food budget will be sparse. I’ll continue blogging as we replenish our supplies by prioritizing the most important (to us) items first.



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About Vickilynn Parnes

A student of health and nutrition for 40+ years, Vickilynn Parnes has over 30 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and radio talk show host, as well as being full-time mom to 5 children.