Menu Plan Monday

menu plan monday

This is a short week, and I almost didn’t post a Menu Plan today but then I thought better of it. Even though I’m only going to be responsible for the cooking two nights this week, I know that I need a plan or we’ll be eating takeout or scrounging for sandwiches and leftovers. Actually, eating up leftovers isn’t a bad idea, but even that’s pretty much slim pickin’s around here this week.

We will be visiting my family in Virginia for the holidays and my mom is an excellent cook. While there will be a lot of preparation and clean-up work to do for a larger dinner crowd, it is a relief not to have to plan it all and shop for it all!!

MONDAY: Tonight we are having a simple sausage scramble. I came up with this by combining two recipes from Heather at Home Ec 101, and it is one of my family’s favorite simple meals.

TUESDAY: Salmon Cakes with rice and roasted broccoli

WEDNESDAY: We will be eating whatever goodness my mom has prepared for us. Hopefully it will be something light, as her Thanksgiving Day dinners always give new meaning to the word feast.

THURSDAY: Mom’s Traditional Thanksgiving Meal (everything made from scratch, right down to and including the cranberry sauce): roast turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, herbed stuffing, sweet potato casserole, baby onions in cream sauce, cranberry sauce (none of that canned stuff either!), and usually a green veggie of some sort. Oh! And homemade yeast rolls using my grandmother’s recipe. (Did I forget anything, mom?)

FRIDAY: Leftovers probably!

I am also looking forward to going out for dinner one night with my childhood bestie.

Oh and also. Did I mention? My whole family signed up for a 5K on Thanksgiving Day morning. This will be my first 5K. I’ve been wanting to run one ever since I got the running bug a couple years ago, but first knee problems prevented me and then I was just putting it off. Most of the family signed up to be with the walkers (because the kids are going too!), but I’m with the runners, and I’m hoping to finish in less than 30 minutes.

What are you cooking this week? Do you make the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or do you like to change it up?