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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Week 252 Menu

Hello everyone! Well, it’s Thanksgiving week…definitely my favorite time for food all year! If you haven’t already, please click here to post your Thanksgiving feast menu! (That’s right, I’m expecting two meal plans out of you this week…no rest for the weary, folks!)

This past week we ended up having a bunch of surprise meals brought to us by friends. I can’t even tell you how amazing our friends and family have been helping us out over the last 8 weeks as I’ve recovered from my c-section. We are truly blessed and have much to be thankful for!

– Leftovers (chicken chipotle soup and chili from friends)

– Lasagna (out of the freezer)

– Eat out (I’ll be busy prepping food for Thursday!)

Click here for our meal plan and to share yours!

– Leftovers

– Leftovers

– Leftovers…hopefully there are some left!

Wow, this must be the easiest week of the year to do a meal plan for! 🙂 If you have a meal plan for the week, please share! 


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    it might look like i’m an over-achiever, but rather it’s that we were sick all last week and i had extra “down time” (and i mean down really far) to think this all up. also, this’ll last two weeks, at least. (in no particular order)
    thanksgiving dinner.
    vodka creme pasta with chicken and brocoli
    sloppy joes with french fries.
    crockpot cheeseburger dinner (from an old commentor a few weeks ago)
    meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, and green beans.
    pulled pork sandwiches with corn (that’s a birthday request).
    chicken parmesan over spaghetti noodles, and green peas.
    basil and garlic chicken with rice pilaf and green beans.
    spaghetti and garlic bread.
    for recipes go to but wait a little bit because i haven’t posted it there quite yet. 🙂

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    Hooray for a short week! We’re doing all our usual stand-by meals this week before the holiday. (tack veggies on to each of these)

    Sunday – Spaghetti and meatballs
    Monday – Salmon burgers
    Tuesday – Chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday to Saturday – Visiting my parents 😀

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    Yeah for Thanksgiving!!! I hope you all have an awesome holiday and weekend.

    Sunday: Chicken orzo skillet and broccoli

    Monday: Beef stew over egg noodles and greenbeans

    Tuesday: leftovers

    Wednesday: At the inlaws, so whatever they have planned

    Thursday: Thanksgiving Feast 🙂

    Friday: Leftovers

    Saturday: more Leftovers

  4. Oh my gosh!!! Can it really be Thanksgiving already?! Bring on the turkey and the football! This is my favorite holiday!

    Sunday: Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Ginger Pan Sauce (didn’t get to it during the week)
    Monday: Sausage and roasted, parmesan broccoli from CSA basket
    Tuesday: Roasted Potato & Squash soup from freezer with crusty bread
    Wednesday: I’m working, but will already have a house full of people, so I’m sure someone will think of something! 🙂
    Thursday: Turkey, turkey, turkey!!!…with cranberries, potatoes, pumpkins and the usual cast of characters
    Friday: Leftovers with cauliflower sformato (Bitten Word) from CSA basket
    Saturday: Out? Fend for yourself? Breakfast for dinner?

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    sunday – leftover chicken fajitas
    monday – tortellini
    tuesday – hamburgers not sure what else
    wednesday – take out bbq – everyone home!
    thursday – cooking thanksgiving!
    friday – leftovers
    saturday – out for pizza!

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    S- Slopppy Joes, Coleslaw and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
    M- Steaks and Baked Potatoes (didn’t get to last week)
    T- Chicken Chili and Cornbread
    W- Stuffed Pasta Shells, Garlic Bread and Salad
    Th- Thanksgiving!
    F- Leftovers
    S- Turkey Dumpling Soup and Crusty Bread

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    Erika B.

    Sunday-Spinach Pizza (farmer’s market), Fall Salad with Pears, Raspberries
    Monday-Out for Japanese Food!
    Tuesday-Frozen Chicken Nuggets, Frozen Corn, Insta Mashed Potatoes and Apples
    Wednesday-Probably Drive Thru from Husband while cooking
    Thursday-Thanksgiving for 25 at my house.
    Saturday-Hopefully Dinner Out or Mac and Cheese

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Sunday- family christening and we’re still stuffed
    Monday- sandwiches since we’ve both got to be at a local event by 7pm
    Tuesday- shepherd’s pie
    Wednesday- probably mac and cheese, since I’ll be making the desserts for Thursday
    Thursday- at my aunt’s for Thanksgiving
    Friday- potstickers and rice
    Saturday- hosting a party w/pulled pork sandwiches and vegetarian chili

  9. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Sunday: Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Corn

    Monday: Taco Soup

    Tuesday: Loaded Baked Potato Soup and Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

    Wednesday: Texas Two Step Pork Chops, Dill Potato Salad, and Grilled Chipotle Corn on the Cob

    Thursday: Thanksgiving Feast

    Friday: Leftovers

    Saturday: Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with Barbecued Brisket

    You can check out links and recipes at

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    My five year old has decided he is a master chef, and wants to help make every meal. So now I have to think of some things for him to help with.

    M – pasta w/ salad( I think cream sauce for the boys, red sauce for us non-dairy girls) & salad
    T – yakisoba & homemade anpan.
    W – Thanksgiving @ our house!
    Th – turkey carcass soup
    F – turkey curry
    Sa – outback?
    Sun – anything left over

  11. Can’t believe it’s already here!
    Monday – Meatball Sliders
    Tuesday – spaghetti with the leftovers
    Wednesday – Chinese Chicken Salad
    Thursday – Thanksgiving!
    Friday – Turkey Sandwiches
    Saturday – Turkey Noodle Soup
    Sunday – haven’t even thought that far…

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! Also my favorite food holiday of the year! And thanks for posting the recipes with Butternut Squash! Easy ideas for the 8lbs of squash I picked up on sale at Whole Foods.

    Su – Order out (I’m at work)
    M – Butternut Squash soup (from this site)& roast beef sandwiches
    T – Chicken soup & Squash rolls (from this site)
    W – Tuna Pasta Salad
    R – Thanksgiving Feast for Two
    F – Leftovers!!!
    Sa – More leftovers!!!

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    Sunday: tortilla soup and squash rounds with nut/date toppping
    Monday: Pasta with garbanzo beans, carrots and sauteed greens (chicory)
    Tuesday: left-overs
    Wedneday: chard souffle
    Thursday: thanksgiving
    Friday: left-overs: pork sandwiches,green salad
    Saturday; left-overs: potatoe croquettes?

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    Traci P

    I’m thankful I don’t have to plan a lot
    this week, since we will be at my parent’s most of the week!

    Sun: Crock Pot pizza steak sandwiches, oven fries, salad
    Mon: Leftovers
    Tues: Cabbage rolls (from freeze) mashed potatoes, salad
    Wed-Sun: At mom & dad’s

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Monday: Leftover lasagna, tossed salad
    Tuesday: Tuna melts, fruit salad
    Wednesday: Chicken Rice Soup (from freezer)
    Thursday: Thanksgiving Feast at parents house
    Friday: Out
    Saturday: Out
    Sunday: Grilled cheese and tomato soup

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    Sunday-fend for yourself. (had a big thanksgiving lunch at In-laws)
    Tuesday- Finger licken chicken, rice-a-roni, veggie tray
    Wednesday- Grilled bacon wraped steak, cream corn, jello
    Thusday-Dinner at In-laws again
    Friday-Ham steak, boiled potatoes, green beans
    Saturday-Tangy Pork chops, fried potato, salad

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    Monday-Soup & Sandwiches
    Tuesday-Pork Loin, Hashbrown casserole, glazed carrots
    Wednesday-Salmon patties, macaroni & cheese, peas
    Thursday-Turkey dinner

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all in the USA!

    Mon: Pasta with peas and pancetta, salad, leftover birthday cake
    Tue: Chicken kiev, rice. steamed greens
    Wed: Vegetable crumble
    Thur: Roasted garlic gnochi and lamb ragu
    Fri: Fish and chips
    Sat: Friends over for dinner – roasted pepper and mozzarella salad, lasagna, fruit and chocolate truffles
    Sun: Dinner at mum’s

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    Sunday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots (I know, so close to turkey day? but it was a really good deal at the grocery store and my freezer is full of turkey deals!)
    Monday: Chicken noodle soup, rolls
    Tuesday: Chicken with boursin cheese sauce, fingerling potatoes, green beans
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Tacos, grapes
    Thursday: Turkey Day at my parents for lunch and in-laws for dinner
    Friday: Pizza night
    Saturday: Pork tenderloin, rice, vegies

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    Lynn BB

    Sunday: Leftover chicken parmesan
    Monday: Venison chili (Anyone have venison recipes? My husband got a huge deer and I’ve never cooked it before. I made the chili yesterday and it doesn’t taste too different from beef, thank goodness).
    Tuesday: Ground turkey meatballs
    Wednesday: Something from the freezer
    Thursday: Thanksgiving dinner!
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Turkey Tettrazini

  21. Monday
    Ham (save some for tomorrow)
    White Rice (make extra for tomorrow)

    Kitchen Sink Fried Rice

    Chili (taken from the freezer)
    Cornbread (make extra for stuffing)
    Avocado and Tomato Salad

    Friday- Sunday
    Turkey Sandwiches, Turkey Potpies, Turkey Soup,

  22. Our Thanksgiving is just me and my husband this year so I tried to make the rest of the week as normal as possible since I do not think I will make to much on Thursday but that might be a mistake and I might go cooking crazy!

    November 20-26 Meal Plan

    Sunday – Chicken Ramen

    Monday – Austrian Bratwurst on rolls with grilled bell pepper and onion, fried potatoes

    Tuesday – Enchiladas

    Wednesday – Chile con Carne with rice

    Thursday – Thanksgiving – roasted chicken (since it will just be the two of us), green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes

    Friday – Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Sunday – Baked potato soup, fresh bread
    Monday – Scallops with corn curry
    Tuesday – Breakfast for dinner
    Wednesday – Beef and broccoli stir fry with rice
    Thursday – Thanksgiving! I only have a take a salad.
    Friday – out
    Saturday – Thanksgiving again… we decided to make a turkey so we’d have leftovers

  24. Monday – Pasta w/ meat & hidden veggies sauce

    Tuesday – leftovers

    Wednesday – Saturday – Visiting my parents for Thanksgiving. My grocery budget is really happy with me this week!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Sunday-Leftover Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed Potatoes, Shells and Cheese
    Monday-Out to dinner with parents
    Tuesday-Cheese Soup, Beer Bread
    Wednesday-Manicotti with Meat Sauce, Beer Bread
    Thursday-Thanksgiving at my parents house (Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Oyster Dressing, Green Bean Casserole, Peas and Onions, Pumpkin Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Rolls, Fruit Pizza)

  26. My 1st time here with menu in hand:

    Monday – Beef stew with sauteed veggies

    Tuesday – Roasted Chicken, Rice Cooked in Chicken Stock/Broth, Winter Vegetable Soup

    Wednesday – Sausage Minestrone with green beans

    Thursday – Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey Breast, Boneless Turkey breast with gravy, Bread stuffing, German stuffing, Green Beans, Mashed potatoes, Cranberry Chutney, White Whole Wheat Rolls, Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie with Whipped Cream

    Friday – Cooked by my husband

    Recipes are linked here:

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    Sunday- garlic chicken in slow cooker, quinoa, roasted cauliflower
    Monday – Pan fried cod, asparagus, maybe rice?
    Tuesday – chicken tacos (from chicken made on Sunday)
    Wednesday – eating at parents house
    Thursday – Thanksgiving meal, bringing brussel spourts with pancetta, and pumpkin bread pudding
    Friday – leftovers or out
    Saturday – leftovers or out

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    Angie .

    Sun – out to try a new Mexican restaurant
    Mon – Crockpot Chicken over rice
    Tue – Sloppy Joes
    Wed – something quick since I have to cook for thanksgiving.
    Thu – We’re going to a family friend’s house, and I’m taking Sweet Potato Casserole and Cranberry Salsa appetizer.
    Fri – Making my own turkey with just some of the fixin’s. I need turkey leftovers!
    Sat – Turkey popovers (turkey sammies for lunch)
    Sun – Turkey & noodles w/ gravey (turkey sammies for lunch

    I think I might finally be turkied-out by next weekend…

  29. Monday: White Chicken Chili, I’m cheating and buying a whole roasted chicken from the store rather than doing it myself.

    Tues: Relay For Life Awards dinner. I’m in charge, so I hope I get to eat.

    Wed: Beef & Barley Soup

    Thur: Smoked Ham & Turkey, Sweet potatoes, corn casserole, sausage and herb stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce

    Fri: Leftovers

    Sat: Dinner at my inlaws

    Sun: Leftovers

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    Sunday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, coleslaw & Alexia waffle fries
    Monday: Greek Shrimp with tomatoes & feta, pasta
    Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner: pancakes & sausage & fruit
    Wednesday: tradition to order delivery pizza on Thanksgiving Eve while I prep for tomorrow!
    Thursday: Thanksgiving at my house!
    Friday: Leftovers (same meal as T-Day)
    Saturday: Turkey Tetrazzini (Pioneer Woman) with leftover turkey

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    Janna M

    It’s been a while since I shared by meal plan.

    Sat – lasagna & fresh bread
    Sun – homemade calzones
    Mon – fish sticks & french fries (don’t want leftovers)
    Tues – flatbread pizza
    Wed – leftovers
    Thurs – Turkey Day!
    Fri – leftovers

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    Turkey Turkey Turkey!

    Meatless Monday: Spaghetti with marinara sauce
    Tuesday: Chicken enchiladas
    Wednesday: Spicy Pork with bok choy
    Thursday: Turkey with all the fixings
    Friday: Turkey pot pie
    Saturday: Out to eat for a turkey break
    Sunday: Turkey white bean chili

  33. So true for like 3 days after Thanksgiving we’re basically eating leftovers but all the good stuff is usually devoured the first 2 days.

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