Thanksgiving Oats and a Santa Suit!

thanksgiving oatsIve been eating this a couple times a week since Thanksgiving.

My aunt made a ton of Cranberry Relish, and Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving dinner. At the end of the night when we were divvying up the leftovers she convinced me to take home a ton of both. She recommended freezing it and using it in muffins, or other baking. Well I never froze it, instead I mixed the two together and I eat a huge blob of it top of oatmeal! Also my Mother in Law makes the most decadent sweet potatoes with a thick crust of pecan/brown sugar/butter crumble top. She ended up having leftover of the unbaked crumble topping, and she put it in my fridge in case I wanted to keep it. AND I DO! I sprinkle a little of this crumble top on my oats too. It melts in, and adds the perfect brown sugar, butter, pecan flavor. Plus the tangy cranberries, Thanksgiving Oats are amazing!

Today is my first Friday off! I no longer work Fridays, which is pretty splendid. It might mean I actually regularly blog again…say what? I’m going to meet up with my mom today to work on our Christmas Ornaments for our Ornament/cookie party on Sunday! I’m super excited! On Saturday Mr. Gaunt and I have to play Santa and Mrs Claus at my work for the kids. We are letting them decorate sugar cookies, and then Santa is going to read them The Night Before Christmas, and then a REAL photographer is going to take their photo sitting on his lap! Squeel! So much cuteness. Needless to say the Santa Suit arrived this week, and we both couldn’t resist trying it on…lol! Who makes the better Santa? (note I have a much cuter Mrs. Claus outfit)


I think the best part is where we are wearing the belt. I’m such a girl, even in a Santa suit I’m trying to give myself a cinched waist!

Use up the Turkey

To use up all our frozen Ground Turkey I made a HUGE batch (like 35-40) of Curry Turkey Meatballs. Recipe Here. These are pretty awesome, and are great on day two, or three. We took them to lunch a couple of days too! I highly recommend them.

The first night we had them I made Asparagus (no butter…don’t ruin delicious Asparagus by coating it in butter) and Tzatsiki (I had leftover from this recipe) sauce to dip them in!  Best random decision I have made in the kitchen.

Night two we had them with Organic Whole Grain Mac n Cheese, which we added sliced Chicken Apple Sausage, onions, and corn too. I don’t even remember the last time I ate plain Mac n Cheese. Usually I add kale or Spinach, or broccoli. If you are “doctoring up your mac” then you are missing out.