Menu Monday!

This last week with the crazy power outages (we had 2 more after the one I posted about).. I've been afraid to plan to many meals. Loosing power for long periods of time means no cooking. We ate sandwiches for a few meals and I went out to Costco one night and bought pizza. Praying that this weeks goes much better.

We are having our Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, after the holiday. My daughter Emily and her hubby Brandon will be arriving on Thursday but my hubby has to work and so does my daughter Sierra. But that is OK.. we are flexible. I typically like doing my holiday dinner on a different day anyway. So it works well for us.

I'll be planning regular meals for the week, a little extra because of my kids coming and then our holiday dinner. I'm keeping the menu super simple this week so I can focus on holiday preparations and more importantly, my family arriving and spending time with them.

Today my plan is simple. We are having fish sticks from Costco and tater tots and salad from a bag. Can't get much more simple than that.

For the rest of the week, this is my plan:

Chicken Chili
Made in the crockpot, super easy, super simple and enjoyed by all. I'll make cornbread and a salad.

Meatball Sub Sandwiches
Frozen meatballs from Costco and a jar of store bought sauce, in the crockpot for about 4 or 5 hours. Serve on sub sandwich bread, top with cheese and serve coleslaw on the side.

BBQ Pork Roast
Again, in the crockpot, with bbq sauce. Served with rice and green beans.

The Big Meal
We are traditionalists when it comes to Thanksgiving. I've served the same menu for years and my kids would not feel it was Thanksgiving with the traditional meals. Our Thanksgiving looks like this:

Stuffing (some in the bird, some in the crockpot)
Mashed potatoes (I make them the day before and put them in the crockpot in the morning to be ready and warm by meal time)
Sweet potatoes
Green bean casserole
Cabbage salad (this is new, my daughter Emily is making it)
24 hour fruit salad
Dinner rolls
Cranberry sauce
Pumpkin pie
Apple pie
Pecan pie

How are your Thanksgiving plans coming along? 


  1. I have been posting my menu in my Daybook each Monday. I feel so much better with each week beginning with a plan! I'll be doing the Chicken chili on Thursday and baking my turkey on Friday...schedules... {{sigh}}


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