Menu, week of 11/21


A late, quick and easy menu this week.

Monday: Tomato and Sausage Risotto

Tuesday: Chicken Tamales

Wednesday: Chili, either here at home, or at the local high school chili cookoff

Thursday: see below

Friday: Pizza–Thai pizza for me, pepperoni for the kids

Saturday: Another Thanksgiving meal, with friends, menu to come later

I am hosting Thanksgiving as usual. My dad is coming over in the morning to cook the turkey on the grill with the boy, but I will be doing plenty of cooking. Here is what I am thinking:

Carmelized Onion-Butternut Roast with Chestnuts
Roasted purple potatoes
Roasted brussels sprouts
Cranberry sauce–the kind my grandma always made with jello and crushed pineapple and pecans and an apple
Steamed green beans
Turkey gravy
Nutmeg mushrooms–even thought I am the only one who likes them
Tropical sweet potato casserole–based on this recipe, but made into a casserole with mashed sweet potatoes

Desserts–not determined, but I am thinking a pumpkin pudding, a chocolate pecan pie, or pumpkin cheesecake.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

I am linking this up over at for Menu Plan Monday.


2 responses »

  1. Last year I made it with walnuts instead of chestnuts, and a cranberry pumpkin seed bread instead of the beans. It was really good, but since I am not doing gluten now, I won’t be doing that again…

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