Menu 11/23/2014

  1. thai sweet and sour stir fry with pork, rice
  2. grilled steaks, fried Brussels sproutsbordelaise mushroom sauce
  3. chicken parm from freezer, roasted broccoli with balsamic dressing, pasta
  4. out
  5. bread, turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, gravy, pumpkin bread, molten lava cakes, ice cream
  6. breakfast: coffee cake, eggs to order, sausage, grapefruit; lunch: cold cut sandwiches; dinner: chilihot water cornbread
  7. breakfast: croissants, eggs with parsley and goat cheese, bacon; dinner: leftovers

Sometimes meal planning feels like a chore.  Especially right before Thanksgiving when I wonder why we can't just eat out until Thursday.  But, here is a meal plan.  Easy stuff to leave time for all of the pre-holiday cooking I'll be doing!

 


Menu 11/16/2014

  1. maple glazed pork tenderloin, deep fried Brussels sprouts
  2. chili, rice
  3. slow cooker roast beef with mushroom gravy, roasted acorn squash
  4. broccoli bacon quiches
  5. leftover night
  6. thai sweet and sour stir fry with pork, rice out due to shoulder pain
  7. slow cooker beef stewdrop biscuits

This week is a bit more complicated than last one for cooking.  I'm also a bit more busy than I was last week, so here's hoping I'm not setting myself up for failure with the cooking plans.  There are some easy meals, so hopefully those will serve me well on the busy days.  I'm making chili this week because a) it's cold and b) I need to have leftovers of it for the day after Thanksgiving.  And Thanksgiving is the following week.  EEEEK.  When did that happen?!



Thanksgiving 2014

It seems way too early to post this, but here goes.  

Thursday
No Knead Bread (for eating)
Bread Machine White Bread (for stuffing)
High-Heat Roasted Turkey (We're getting another heritage turkey this year!)
Apple-Raisin Bread Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Cream Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes x2
Sweet Potato Casserole
Gravy
Pumpkin Bread
storebought vanilla ice cream
Molten Lava Cakes x1.5

Friday
Breakfast: Bundt Cakeeggs, grapefruit, sausage or bacon
Lunch: sandwich stuff
Dinner: chilihot water cornbread

Saturday
Breakfast: croissants from local pastry chef, eggs, sausage or bacon
Dinner: Leftovers!

Cooking Plan
Previous week - Make double batch of chili for dinner and freeze extra

Monday - Casserole assembly day.  I need to get the green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole together so that they'll be ready to bake once the turkey comes out of the oven.  I'll also try to get the pumpkin bread made so I can take a loaf to my voice teacher.  

Tuesday - Bread day.  I'll do the stuffing bread in the machine and get the no knead bread started so that I can bake it on Wednesday.  

Wednesday - Bake the bread in the evening.

Thursday - Get turkey roasting.  Make stuffing and mashed potatoes.  Cook casseroles after turkey comes out of the oven.  


Menu 11/2/2014

  1. grilled indian chicken skewerscreamy coconut eggplant curry
  2. grilled burgers, sweet potato friesaioli
  3. AB’s meatloafroasted acorn squash
  4. A&G out
  5. leftover night, L out of town
  6. L out of town – peanut noodles
  7. L out of town – sausage lentil soup, garlic bread

Super late at getting this up, sorry about that!  I think I missed last week entirely.  Sheesh.  Life has been pretty darned hectic recently.  



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