Ideas for November
Make weeknight dinners easy so you can focus on getting prepped for turkey day.
Casseroles To Go
Transport casseroles by placing them on a folded kitchen towel set in two layers of plastic shopping bags. The kitchen towel protects and stabilizes the baking dish and the double-ply of bags is insurance in case a handle breaks.
If a gas burner isn’t lighting, try giving it a good scrubbing. Remove the grate, cap and burner unit (if there’s a third removable part, that is) and clean using soapy water made with dish soap (do not use other cleaners, which may leave flammable residue). Use a paper clip to clean the burner openings; let dry completely.
Clean Your Appliances
Prep a salad in advance: Place the dressing at the bottom of a salad serving bowl, top with the foods that won’t break down when soaked in dressing, then top with the greens. Cover with a damp paper towel, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to overnight. Just before serving, add salad toppings, then toss.
5 Simple Salads
In honor of National Hunger Awareness Month, pack up canned goods and non-perishables for your local soup kitchen and drop them off before Thanksgiving. Think about well-balanced and nutritional items like canned fruits and vegetables as those are harder for the less fortunate to afford.
Melissa's Supermarket Savings Tips