I had lasagna on my menu last week. I made sure I had the noodles and cottage cheese, the spaghetti sauce and meat. I planned to make it Saturday. It was not until Saturday morning that I realized I had completely forgot to purchase the cheese.. sigh.. Living in the country means I don't just hop in the car and head to store for one item. So lasagna is on my menu again this week, after grocery shopping day! :)
I will not be having Thanksgiving dinner at my home this year. Feels very strange not to be planning this! But honestly the break is nice. The main reason is I'm not sure if I'll be here or in California. My daughter Hannah told me not to worry about it, she will do it at her house. The family can meet together at her home and if we are here, we, of course, will just join in.
The thoughts of Thanksgiving and turkey prompted me to buy a turkey breast, again. We had one a few weeks ago. This time I bought some stuffing as well. I think I do a little mini Thanksgiving dinner this week.
Here is what my menu for the week is looking like...
Turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad.. all in small amounts.
My basic recipe, but I'm still planning on trying to cook one in the Instant Pot, just to see how that goes. The other in the oven. I suspect that it is probably just as easy to do it in the oven, unless one small lasagna is all that is needed. The one in IP would be perfect for 2 people.
It will be as simple meal of meatloaf, rice pilaf, and a veggie of some sort.
I love my Instant Pot for making soup. I have some bone in chicken legs that I'll use to make the broth and maybe add a little more chicken meat to the pot (boneless skinless thighs), plus lots of veggies. French bread and a salad will be served on the side.
That should do it for the week! How's your menu planning going?