Monday, November 22, 2010

Meal Plan Monday (Thanksgiving edition) ...

This week, we've had a visitor staying at our house- my sister Courtney! I will have to admit that I thought cooking for three would be the same as cooking for two. Boy, was I wrong. Because of our quarantine this winter, I usually only go grocery shopping once a week (on Fridays when Casey gets home from work). This week, I've been to the store no less than 4 times to get "filler" things for lunches, breakfasts, etc. I guess I never realized how much I just pick and choose from whatever we have in the fridge each day vs. having a structured meal at the proper times.

Anyway... here's what's on the menu this week until Thursday when, of course, we'll all put ourselves into a turkey-coma:

Friday: Brinner (breakfast for dinner) with waffles and sausage, scrambled eggs for Casey and my sister- we've had this several times over the last few months but gosh, it's just so darn comforting.
Saturday: Baked Ravioli (featuring the $1 Butoni Ravioli from Harris Teeter last week) and side salads.
Sunday: Creamy Broccoli and Chicken Noodle Soup in the crock pot. This was absolutely delicious. It made a TON of soup and we'll be eating left overs for a few days.
Monday: Baked Pork chops, Broccoli on the side, Moravian Sugar Cake for dessert (I've been making these this weekend for gifts and they are AMAZING).
Tuesday: Ropa Veija: I swear, this week, we're going to make it. I forgot to put it in the crock pot early enough last week so I just made beef stew instead.
Wednesday: Deviled Chicken with roasted asparagus (something a little spicy and anti-thanksgiving)
Thursday (T-Day): For the first time ever, I'll be cooking our own Thanksgiving Dinner here in Raleigh. As we've mentioned a few times before, Beatrice Kate cannot be around large crowds and my family is (if nothing else) a large crowd. So, throwing away any sense of healthy cooking for one day--- of course I'll be making: Roasted turkey, crock pot macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes in orange cups (like Casey's grandmother used to make), green beans with toasted almonds (of course a little fresh veggie never hurt anyone), mashed potatoes (gotta put that immersion blender to use on something besides making baby food), pecan pie, and pumpkin pie. All for three people. Yep, we'll be eating left overs next week for sure.

What's on your menu this week? Probably something much tastier and better planned!! Be sure to check out Org Junkie for more ideas for your holiday feasts!

1 comment:

  1. Your menu for the week looks great. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!