Menu Plan Monday – November 25

Happy Thanksgiving! I still can’t believe it is Thanksgiving this week. Where has this year gone? I know I say it all too often and it is rather cliche, but I need time to S-L-O-W   D-O-W-N! I am thankful to live close by family so that my children regularly see all of their aunts, uncles and grandparents. It also is handy when a crisis occurs that I have a number of people I can call on to lend a hand (i.e., my mother-in-law and my mom helping me out when my daughter got sick, again, this past week!). What are you thankful for this year?


This past week’s menu went off exactly as planned. That almost never happens! Usually I switch days around or we have too many leftovers so a meal gets bumped, etc. Although I will say last night’s meal wasn’t exactly a “Simple Supper.” I had some leftover cooked chicken my mother-in-law had made for my daughter and decided to make a chicken pot pie. For the crust I used the dough for the Pumpkin Crescent Rolls (made with all white whole wheat flour). It turned out well for a slightly different take on a chicken pot pie. It was quite soupy (notice the pan above that caught the spillage), so the crescent roll crust was a nice complement.


Though I think my favorite meal from this past week was probably the Greek Spiced Spareribs. While ribs are not something I eat often, these were incredible. And the spice combination was so flavorful – it would be good on just about any cut of meat or pork I would think. Stephanie O’Dea, who created the recipe, described the spice mix as making old shoe leather taste good. I have to agree!


And in case you missed it on my blog this week, I posted 2 new recipes: Hot Chai Dark Chocolate Mix and Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Cookies. Both would make perfect hostess gifts, or something to keep your own family warm and fueled.

Here is what I’ll be cooking up this week (plus lots of fresh fruit):

Monday: Leftover Chicken Pot Pie with a Green Salad

Tuesday: Spaghetti with Steamed Broccoli

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Thanksgiving Feast (I’ll be contributing a hummus appetizer, a salad and probably some Pumpkin Crescent Rolls)

Friday: Curried Veggie Burgers with Zucchini

Saturday: Evening Out

Sunday: Simple Supper

Have a wonderful week. For more menu planning ideas, go to Menu Plan Monday on I’m an Organizing Junkie!