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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Week 409 Menu + Thanksgiving Menu 2014

It’s Thanksgiving week – I can’t believe it! Today it’s mostly all about the Thanksgiving menu, but I’ll also share our menu for the whole week, which is pretty sparse because all the attention will be on the turkey!

This year we will have Nate’s sister Jess and her family here with us for the entire week, and the Czarnecki family will be joining us on Thanksgiving. We will be surrounded by people that we love dearly and I can’t wait!

2014 thanksgiving menu from @janemaynard

Time for the Thanksgiving menu! Here’s what we’ll be having. As usual, we’re sticking with everyone’s favorite classics.


As for the rest of the week…here’s the menu plan!

MONDAY: Malibu Melt Wraps

TUESDAY: Taco Night

WEDNESDAY: Taco Leftovers


FRIDAY – SUNDAY: Leftovers Galore!

Please share your weekly menu as usual…but we REALLY want to see your Thanksgiving plans! Share, share, share!


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    Sunday – leftover beef stroganoff
    Monday – out to nephew’s for a birthday dinner
    Tuesday – lamb stew in crockpot
    Wednesday – out
    Thursday – quiet Thanksgiving with my husband – kids are away!
    Friday – leftovers
    Saturday – out

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    SOS, Italian tomatoes
    Beef Roast in crockpot with potatoes, carrots, celery and onions
    Taco Pie, fruit salad
    Baked chicken parmesan, lima beans, pasta
    Texas Hash, veggies
    Thanksgiving at husband’s sister’s house – I’m taking green bean casserole and another veggie (haven’t decided what yet)

  3. Here’s my plan for the week… my Thanksgiving menu I’m putting up on Wednesday and will share then!

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    Sat- Tom Kah soup w/ shrimp and green beans
    Sun- Roast Chicken, Green Bean Casserole, baked potatoes
    Mon- Shrimp Stir Fry w/ Rice
    Tue- Chicken Soup w/ Butternut squash and orzo
    Wed- and the family’s house for turkey day

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    Kim from PA

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

    Sun: Panini’s
    Mon: Eggs and toast and fruit
    Tue: Chicken Spaghetti, salad
    Wed: Cook all day”¦eat whatever
    TG: Traditional Thanksgiving feast at my parents farm. I’m bringing sweet potato soufflé and wine.
    Fri: leftovers
    Sat: Fondue at The Melting Pot

  6. Totally going to check out that Mayonnaise turkey. I was considering brining mine this year but I don’t have a whole lot of space.
    Our menu:
    Sunday: Chorizo meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, corn
    Monday: Hamburgers
    Tuesday: no clue 🙂
    Wednesday: Mongolian BBQ at home/lumpia, chocolate cream pie (My mom can’t be with us on Turkey day so we’re doing a very non-traditional dinner this day)
    Thursday: Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, summer savory green beans, gravy, pumpkin pie
    Friday: Leftovers 🙂
    Saturday: Pizza after we get our tree!!!

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    My GF menu for the week. lots of leftovers just like you.
    Sun – Mexican Lasagna
    Mon – Cauliflower/Ham Casserole
    Tue – Pasta w Sausage
    Wed – Balsamic Chicken & Veggies
    Thu – Thanksgiving at my Moms
    Fri – I host Day After Thanksgiving w my Dad
    Sat – Pineapple Chicken
    Sun – Leftovers (also leftovers for lunch Fri/Sat)
    For Thanksgiving –
    Taking to my Moms
    Cheese Tray
    Cranberry Blueberry Sauce
    Sweet Potato Casserole
    Deviled Eggs (my siblings love deviled eggs at every holiday!)
    Pumpkin Pudding Triffle w Gingersnaps/Whipped Cream/Candied Pecans
    Carrot Cake Cupcakes w Cream Cheese Frosting (GF of course – test round this weekend was excellent! – recipe form
    For my Day After Thanksgiving Dinner
    Turkey – Basically Alton Brown’s Brined Turkey
    Stuffing – A version of Ina’s Stuffing w GF Bread
    Gravy – Trying Shallot Cider Gravy from Annies Eats
    Scalloped Potatoes – trying something different this year
    Deviled Eggs – AGAIN
    Green Beans w Lemon
    Salad w Pears and Blue Cheese (maybe apple cider vinegarette)
    Some of same desserts as day before plus mini Apple Crisps w Apple Cider Caramel Sauce – i wrap them up so people can take them home if they want and bake when they feel like it since people are usually to stuffed for dessert.
    Wow as i type this its a lot of food !

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    Lynn BB

    Sunday: Take-out Portillo’s
    Monday: Crispy caesar chicken, salad
    Tuesday: Cajun shrimp pasta
    Wednesday: Cheeseburgers (something easy after making a lot of Thanksgiving dishes
    Thursday: Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes (friend bringing to dinner), spinach madeleine, from scratch green bean casserole (was great last year!), roasted brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, homemade rolls, pumpkin pie and chocolate sheet cake
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Buffalo wings and fries

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    In no particular order, this is what I have on hand to make for dinners this week:

    A new lasagna recipe
    Potato Leek Soup
    Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
    Simple Stuffed Shells (your recipe! a fave 🙂 )
    Leftovers, if there are any?
    Pancake Night

    We were supposed to go to my brother’s house for Thanksgiving, with us bringing most of the side dishes. They are usually out of town, but this year they are home and my sis-in-law got all excited about finally being able to make their own turkey. I got a phone call on Saturday and somehow it ended with them now coming to our house and us making the turkey! And they are bringing their dog! (who we love, but it just turned into something bigger than I was planning…) Good thing I’m a nice sister 😉

    Also, I have to comment on your Cranberry Slush tradition – we have a “Mormon Champagne” tradition. Since we don’t drink alcohol, we always felt left out growing up because all our relatives are not Mormon and do drink alcohol. So, my mom invented Mormon Champagne (orange juice and ginger ale) and even bought wine glasses for us (my mom’s the best!) I’ve carried on that tradition and my kids love it 🙂

    sorry to hijack your blog post – i got a little long…

    Happy Thanksgiving!! 🙂

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Sunday – Cod, loaded baked potatoes, green beans
    Monday- Chili Hotdogs, fries, applesauce
    Tuesday – Spaghetti w/meatballs, salad
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday – Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes
    W/gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean
    casserole, coleslaw, deviled eggs and rolls
    and pumpkin pie
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – Turkey noodle soup, sandwiches

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    Sun – Out
    Mon – Crockpot roast beef, sauteed kale
    Tue – Leftovers
    Wed – Taco/Burrito bar
    Thu – Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house — I will bring the dressing
    Fri – Leftovers
    Sat – Turkey soup (because my wonderful aunt always offers me the leftover turkey carcass!)

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    I cannot WAIT to spend Thanksgiving with one of my favorite friends! See you soon! xo

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    Keeping it simple this week. A good thing as I think I may be getting sick again. When I inquired as to what to bring for Thanksgiving, I was told it was all already taken care of. Okay, then, so much for those plans.

    Eat Out
    THANKSGIVING – visiting family
    THANKSGIVING – visiting family
    THANKSGIVING – visiting family

    Basic Crepes
    THANKSGIVING – visiting family
    THANKSGIVING – visiting family
    THANKSGIVING – visiting family

  14. Monday: Roast Pork Lo Mein and Salad
    Tuesday: Chilean Steak Sandwiches and Fresh Veggies and Chips and Salsa
    Wednesday: Indian Chicken and Lentils and Rolls
    Thursday: Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Pear and Cranberry Sauce, Apple Pie, Corn, Chocolate Cherry Cake, Rolls, Black Olives, Fresh Veggies
    Friday: Left Overs and Turkey Gravy
    Saturday: Cherry Couscous Pudding for Breakfast
    Sunday: Left Overs

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    Nikki CB

    Mmmm sounds so delicious. I NEED to make the cranberry slush asap!

    We are visiting family for Thanksgiving, and are only contributing snacks for game night, bottles of Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider, and a pumpkin pie. And this week in general we’ve been cooking minimally. But we are excited to partake of the goodness that is our family’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner!

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    Bonnie Lawrence

    Oh my gosh. So late to the party. I was off the hook this week! We were in FL for Thanksgiving visiting family. So I haven’t had to cook all week! Back to reality now….and the snow. :). We’ll make up a couple pumpkin pies and some stuffing – since they are family favorites.

  17. thanks to everyone who posted! I’ve been busy with family and not commenting much, but I read everything you posted – happy thanksgiving!

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    Just love these kind of recipes – simple, light, fast and delicious. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

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