Tex Mex Thanksgiving ~ Ole'
Nov. 30, 2012 1:50 pm
Updated: Dec. 1, 2012 5:12 am
Straying away from the traditional Thanksgiving dinner was interesting. My daughter decided she didn't want turkey and all the fixings. My husband agreed to try it. Together they decided they wanted Mexican food. I cringed. Cheese.. cheese.. and more cheese!!
Being lactose intolerant really sucks! I knew from the start that I would not be able to enjoy dinner, but they had settled on the idea of it. I know you'll ask why didn't I choose dishes that don't have a lot of cheese in them. I have a habit of making
my family meals that I don't like or won't eat. But that will have to be another post to tell that story.
Here is a link to the menu I planned using the menu feature. It all looks so good. It smelled pretty good too! They loved it and it made me happy to see them enjoy it. I ended up having a bologna sandwich (I'm not complaining). I didn't feel right making
a completely different meal for myself. We have an extremely tight budget when it comes to groceries, and honestly there was no way I could afford to make something else without cutting into another days meal during the weeks after.
The husband and daughter loved their meal. It took them 3 whole days to finish the leftovers. We are having a turkey and all the fixings for Christmas. I really missed the stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes etc for Thanksgiving dinner this year. I told
them as long as I get one of the holidays for "traditional" I have no problem trying something new next year too.