Menu Plan Monday – November 12

This post is going up a little later than usual. I promise I didn’t forget it was Monday. I just had a few other things going on this past weekend that this got pushed back a little. But I still rely on menu planning to get me through the week. I’m so glad I have the accountability of posting here every week to keep me on track. Even though there are times I want to slack and not do it, I’m always so thankful that I did in the end.

One new project I was working on this past weekend was canning! I’ve actually never done it before and was a little wary of the whole thing, to be honest, but it is so simple! I bought a canning basket that fits perfectly into one of my large stockpots and a few other tools. We still have an abundance of apples so I made two big batches of apple butter and canned into half-pint jars that we will enjoy later as well as share with friends and family. This will also save my precious freezer space. I can’t wait for next summer to try my hand at canning my abundance from the garden (thinking positive thoughts that next year’s garden will actually yield an abundance of items to be canned!).

Here is this week’s menu:

Monday: Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Sliced Applegate Farms Beef Hot Dogs and Broccoli (yes, really – all baked together!) and Pomegranate Seeds

Tuesday: Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans (bumped from last week) and Sliced Asian Pears

Wednesday: Dinner at Church

Thursday: Turkey Pumpkin Chili with a Spinach Apple Salad

Friday: Horseradish Mustard Crusted Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa

Saturday: Evening Out

Sunday: Simple Supper

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