Here’s a picture preview of one of the first simple recipes I’ll share in our upcoming Real Food Dollar Menu series. Spanish rice is one of our favorite meals. Most of it comes from throwing leftovers together. Easy and inexpensive! Recipe coming this week. (It’s a great way to use up a little leftover turkey!)
We have a full week ahead of us! Of course, with Thanksgiving coming, all of you likely have a full week too. I’m praying for peace and calm for all of us as we prepare food and enjoy loved ones.
Before the festivities begin, we will be hosting High School Huddle tonight, then the YC Ladies’ Basketball Team on Tuesday. You may notice a very similar menu on both nights. I figure our family might get sick of it, but Mama’s got to keep things simple in order to pull this off. Two big meals – one exact menu plan. It works for me. ;)
Sunday, November 18
Applesauce bread, bananas
Spanish rice with chicken, tossed salad
Huddle (for about 35 people) – Pulled pork sandwiches, cream cheese corn, baked beans, grapes, baby carrots, homemade ranch dip, butterscotch bars
Monday, November 19
Pancake sausage muffins, applesauce
Tuna salad, crackers, pineapple
Dinner at our friend’s house (Cake Boys will be making the dessert we’ll be taking)
Tuesday, November 20
Oatmeal pancakes (an experiment), applesauce
Cottage cheese, peaches, blueberry muffins
YC Bball Team (for about 24 people)Pulled pork sandwiches, cream cheese corn, baked beans, grapes, baby carrots, homemade ranch dip, butterscotch bars
Wednesday, November 21
Scrambled egg sandwiches, clementines
Grilled cheese, tomato soup
Chili with crackers and fruit
Thursday, November 22
Banana bread, fruit
Big Thanksgiving Feast with family!
Friday, November 23
Pancakes, scrambled eggs
Homemade pizza, fruit
Saturday, November 24
Biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, fruit
Turkey sandwiches, veggies and fruit
Will you be doing lots of cooking for Thanksgiving, or will you be joining someone else and let them do most of the cooking? :)
Sheila h says
Smittenkitchen has a great steal pancakes recipe using the blender. Happy turkey week.
I make oatmeal pancakes every week! My kids don’t even know the fluffy white flour ones yet. Let me know if you would like my recipe!
I will be doing all the Thanksgiving cooking for our family of 4 (2 young boys), and my father-in law. I just planned the menu today: roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, cheesy broccoli casserole, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, pumkin pie and cherry pie. All homemade by me.
I am a total real foodie, but this year I’ve decided a few boxes of Pacific Foods cream of mushroom soup, store bought french fried onions and a little Velveeta won’t kill us. These are true childhood comfort foods, and they just aren’t quite the same when I do everything from scratch. I’m even going to use organic, unbleached flour for the rolls, instead of grinding and using whole wheat.
It’s going to be a lot of work, and I’m going to start on Tuesday, so I can enjoy Thanksgiving Day as much as possible. I can’t wait to have all those yummy leftovers! We’ll be eating leftovers for days. :)
I’m excited for Thanksgiving! Our church is handing out over 100
Thanksgiving plates bless the Lord! So I’m making a couple of dishes for that, and making a meal at home. My hubs wants BBQ pork for Thanksgiving instead of our usual ham…so I said ok because I love him ;) It should be a lot of fun! I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving! Glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
We love oatmeal pancakes. One of my favorite ways to make them is to replace the oil with pureed pumpkin, and add pumpkin pie spice to the batter. You can also do this with applesauce and apple pie spice.