Weekly Menu – November 18

So, I did it again, I had the menu all planned out yesterday and just didn’t get it posted. Whoops! The theme of this week is: How fast can we get tired of turkey?

But really, can you ever get tired of turkey? I think not. There are some great sales on it right now and we have some turkey bucks to use, so turkey week it is.

Monday – Chili, cornbread and salad. This is the meal that is left over from last week. Here is a yummy recipe I found that we will probably try eventually, but not this time because my husband Marquis is cooking it and that boy can’t follow a recipe to save his life. I’ll be making this recipe for cornbread.

Tuesday – Turkey preview, mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. This meal might need to be moved to a different day depending on the frozen-ness of the turkey. I’m going to roast it the classic way in the oven. The green beans will be sauteed in a pan with some butter and/or olive oil with some salt and pepper. Simple, yet so yummy!

Wednesday – We’re going to start the turkey leftovers early with some simple turkey sandwiches. I’m going to make some homemade bread, probably this one or this one. I love cranberry sauce on my turkey sandwiches, what about you?

Thursday – Thanksgiving! I’m pretty sure you already know what this entails, but just in case you don’t, we’ll be driving to my grandparents’ house and eating even more turkey, mashed potatoes and all the other Thanksgiving yumminess. Then we’ll have a little pie before driving to Marquis’s parents’ house to do it all again. I’m going to blab more about Thanksgiving and holidays in general at you tomorrow.

Friday – Turkey pot pie. More turkey leftovers! I haven’t decided on a recipe for this one yet. This recipe looks interesting, although I might just do the filling from that recipe and use the crust from here.

Saturday – Enough turkey? I thought so. This is the meal I’ll bump up earlier in the week if I need to wait for my turkey to thaw. We’ll move on to something super simple, a baked potato bar! I’ll make a basic cheese sauce by first melting 4 tablespoons of butter, then adding 4 tablespoons of flour and cooking it until it starts to change color. Then I’ll add 3 cups of milk and some salt and pepper and cook it until it’s thick. Once it’s thick I’ll take it off the heat and add two cups of shredded cheese. Easy, and yummy! I will also steam some broccoli and make some bacon bits for the toppings.

Sunday – Cheesy quinoa, recipe here. I’ve never tried this before, but I’ve wanted to since I saw the recipe. This also looks like a great way to use up leftover veggies and/or turkey.

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