Hello! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Canadians, I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and filled with laughter and joyous family moments. I haven’t done a menu plan since……hmmmm…summer I suppose. And it’s time to start again. We’ve been living rather haphazardly when it comes to our meals since last bit of my daughter’s pregnancy – fortunately, we had filled the freezer with delicious meals from SupperWorks so it has been easy most days to just grab dinner out of the freezer and go! But it’s time to get on track with some more serious meal planning. It definitely helps us save money and keeps things running more smoothly around here. For more information on how menu planning can help you, check out this post: Why I Make Weekly Meal Plans.
Menu Plan for the Week After Thanksgiving
Monday: Thanksgiving dinner with family: Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, pumpkin pie, cake, ice cream (no leftovers from this meal)
Tuesday: (We had one of our Thanksgiving dinners on Sunday and had roast beef so this is using the leftover meat from that meal.) Hot roast beef sandwiches on leftover dinner rolls with gravy. Coleslaw. Leftover creamed peas. Carrots.
Wednesday: My niece is bringing her two kids over so we can celebrate my grand-nephew’s birthday. We are ordering in some of his favourite food.
Thursday: This is a week of several heavy meals so we’re going to be ready for something lighter. Tomato soup, Grilled cheese sandwiches, Raw veggies and Ranch dip.
Friday: It’s Comic-con baby! We are headed off to meet Emma Caulfield, Amy Jo Johnson, and (drum roll please)…..William Shatner! Once again, I’m looking for a super easy dinner for us to eat before heading out. Slow cooker meal – Cincinnati-style Chili-getti, tossed green salad, dinner rolls (from freezer – leftover from Thanksgiving).
Saturday: BBQ Meal – Ginger lime chicken kabobs (from SupperWorks – this recipe is similar), rice, steamed broccoli
Sunday: Roast pork tenderloin (making two so we have extra for Cubanos), roasted potatoes and carrots, peas
I focus mainly on simple but delicious meals (with an occasional gourmet extravaganza thrown in!) and I like to plan things that make use of leftovers whenever possible. If you’re looking for more quick and easy meal ideas, check out:
And PS – this post is NOT sponsored in any way – not even by SupperWorks! I just happen to be a huge fan. They enable us to put together freezer meals quickly and easily for those crazy busy days when dinner is just one more frustrating task on our to do list.