Archive for November, 2013

November 30, 2013

Post-Thanksgiving week menu planning

The biggest benefit, for me at least, in spending Thanksgiving day cooking is that we can live off the leftovers for days on end. But the end to that is drawing near, sadly, and we will actually have to start cooking again soon.

Sunday – Turkey soup
Monday – Turkey soup redux
Tuesday – Egg salad sandwiches
Wednesday – Pasta, sausage, broccoli
Thursday – Fish sticks, fries, salad
Friday – Grilled cheese, tomato soup, salad
Saturday – Holiday party (brunch — going to make this casserole again) & leftovers (dinner)

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November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving dinner

Spent the morning planning what we are making for thanksgiving dinner… And how it will all get cooked! Only one oven, LOL. Here’s my plan. What do you have on the menu?

Turkey – oven 500 for 30 then 350 for 2-3, rest for 15
Gravy – pre-prepared
Mashed potatoes – stove top
Cranberry sauce – stove top
Corn – microwave
Rolls – pre-prepared
Green beans – oven 475 for 45 mins
Cranberry jello – stove top plus refrig (night before), family recipe
Sweet potatoes – stove top for 60 then oven 450 for 5, atk p. 170
Green Salad
Stuffing – crock pot 7 hours, nym p. 141
Cider – stove top, family recipe

Pumpkin pie – oven 375 for 50 minutes (night before), bhg p. 788
Cranberry cake
Smores (kid request)

(nym = Not your mother’s slow cooker cookbook; atk = America’s test kitchen family cookbook, bhg = Better homes and gardens cookbook)

November 19, 2013

New style menu planning, week 4

Skipped the first few days, but here is the rest of the week:

Tuesday: dinner out
Wednesday: curry chicken
Thursday: pb&j
Friday: lasagna
Saturday: meatloaf
Sunday: lemon tilapia

What’s left:

Chicken:
Chicken with salsa in crock pot

Beef:
Sloppy joes
Pot roast

Pork:
BBQ pork tenderloin
Smothered pork chops

Fish:
Fish sticks

Smorgasbord:
Butternut squash soup

Class nights (two):
Hummus and pita
Mac and cheese with turkey sausage
Hot dogs
Italian wedding soup (crock pot)

November 10, 2013

Taking a break from our regular menu planning

Crazy busy week upcoming, so am going with lots of super-easy dinners.

Sunday: Lemon tilapia
Monday: Pasta & sausage
Tuesday: Egg salad sandwiches
Wednesday: Black bean soup
Thursday: Church spaghetti dinner
Friday: Fish sticks & fries
Saturday: Take out
Sunday: Meatloaf

November 1, 2013

Third cycle of menu planning, week 3

Here is this week:

Oven-fried chicken – Saturday
Balsamic salmon & couscous- Sunday
Golden chili chicken – Monday
Pumpkin soup (crock pot) – Tuesday
Breakfast for dinner- Wednesday
BLTs – Thursday
Pasta with Italian sausage – Friday
Meatloaf – Saturday
Italian tilapia – Sunday

And here is what’s left:

Chicken:
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Curry chicken

Beef:
Sloppy joes
Pot roast

Pork:
BBQ pork tenderloin
Smothered pork chops

Fish:
Lemon tilapia
Fish sticks

Smorgasbord:
Lasagna
Butternut squash soup

Class nights (two):
Hummus and pita
Pb&j
Mac and cheese with turkey sausage
Hot dogs
Italian wedding soup (crock pot)