Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Menu Plan Monday on Tuesday


Menu Plan Monday with Laura at Org Junkie

Upcoming week: 
Monday: Chicken sausage, Zucchini and Orzo scramble
Busy work day after weekend away - Deacon's meeting at 7pm - fast and easy is the name of the game! 

This is always a crowd favorite! I made it two weeks ago and froze it, and now it's defrosting in my frist

Wednesday: French Toast with Bacon
I will be out so Paul is making dinner - he gets to pick - and other than Chili this is his other specialty. . 

Thursday: YOYO (You're On Your Own) 
I have a work function and will be cooking every day of the weekend, so we've moved YOYO to Thursday.

We will have our nephews over for the weekend. I'll be making this Friday during the day, so it's ready to pop in when they are over. No fuss for me while they're visiting!

Saturday: Friends Thanksgiving Dinner - 10 people
Paul and I are having friends over who don't have homes to go to. Our menu is awesome:
Turkey & Gravy (Turkey cooked in an oven bag)
Ham (in the oven rather than the slow cooker)
Boursin & Crackers
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Carrots & Asparagus served with Lemon Dill Sauce
Roasted vegetables
Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie
Stuffing
Wine / Beer
Buns?

Sunday: Morgan Family Thanksgiving Dinner - 15 people
Sunday Paul's family is coming over - I am making the meats and one side dish, his family is bringing the rest. 
Turkey & Gravy (Turkey cooked in an oven bag)
Ham (in the oven rather than the slow cooker)
Rolls / Biscuits
Sparkling Juice
Roasted Veg
Mashed Potatoes
Dessert
Red Cabbage

Monday: Mitchell Family Thanksgiving Dinner - 25 people
Monday my family is coming over - I am making the meats (2 turkeys and a ham) and one side dish, his family is bringing the rest. 
Turkey & Gravy (Turkey cooked in an oven bag)
Ham (in the oven rather than the slow cooker)
Boursin & Crackers
Rolls / Biscuits
Roasted Veg
Mashed Potatoes
Salad
Cranberry Sauce
Dessert
Stuffing
Sweet Potatoes
Broccoli & Grape Salad
Jellied Salad
Wine / Beer

Phew!

Reviews from last week:
Monday: Sun dried Tomato Pasta with roasted chicken and veggies 
I know I didn't make this meal as planned but for the life of me I can't remember why. Hmmmm....ah yes, I was running late and only got home in time to throw something together and then race out to a meeting. Paul picked up his own dinner and I have no idea what I cooked for Jessie and I. I know it involved roasted chicken. 

Lifegroup Leaders meeting that night was amazing! Almost no one showed up but God sure did. Wow. I am so glad we made the meeting a priority and went. And afterwards my sister and I headed over to my Dads to visit him and Mom and it was a lovely night. 

Tuesday: Costco Lasagna and Salad
Dinner was easy and tasty! Lifegroup was also really good - I'm so thankful for these people being in our home each week. Gabe led worship, which was awesome. 

Loved this! It went over really well. And I went to bed by 9:30pm as I had a personal training appointment scheduled for 6:30 the next morning. 

Finally got to make this and it was good - next time I'll use more of the seasonings as it was a bit bland but it was very tasty! Then I went over to Jenna's and hung out with her and mom. Nice night. 

Friday: Chicken Sausage, Orzo bake and roasted veggies
So that was the plan but THEN we managed to have our family photo shoot changed to this afternoon. We planned to have dinner at my place afterwards for the family and our photographers, Nick and Laura. My Dad cooked a ham, my sister brought some veggies - we steamed carrots and roasted broccoli. Mmmm.  I made a salad and whipped up some garlic potatoes and a batch of sundried tomato pesto pasta. Mmmmmm. Jenna brought dessert, we all had some wine and it was a lovely night. We stayed up late chatting and laughing. I love my family and friends. 

Saturday: YOYO (You're On Your Own) 
Paul and I were away on the Island for Crystal and John's respective Stagette and Stag. We caught the 8:30am ferry - when we got to the Island Paul headed straight to the Stag and I headed to Crystal's. More on the festivities to come this week....it was gooood.

Sunday: YOYO (You're On Your Own) 
Sunday was amazing - again I'll follow up on this more in my recap! We caught the 3:10 ferry and were home by 5:40. With so little sleep (we were up until 4am!) I felt gross and so I took a nap for a couple hours after we got home and felt much better. Paul made dinner while I napped, and then I got up and made lunches. Back in bed by 10. I love sleeping. 

It was a wonderful weekend, can't wait to tell you more about it. 

1 comment:

The Porters' Lodge said...

totally stealing your boursin & crackers idea for our Thanksgiving Dinner. thanks for sharing!

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