- waffle bar at the hotel (Did you know we celebrated our 10th anniversary this weekend?)
- homemade chicken ‘n noodle soup and turkey sandwiches at mom and dad’s (when we went to pick up the kids… funny how homemade food tastes so good after only a weekend away!)
- black bean quesadillas (fixed on the stove top instead of in the oven) with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, and homemade salsa
Monday through Wednesday Suppers
- baked chicken with chipped beef sauce (scroll down for recipe), peas and carrots
- potato soup, grilled cheese
- biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, fruit
We’ll celebrate Thanksgiving Day at my parents’ with about 35 family members. My mom is the third of 10 children; we always have the whole family together for Christmas on the third weekend of December, so Thanksgiving is a much smaller affair. Yes, 35 is small in our family. 😉
Thanksgiving Day will look something like this:
- eggs and toast (or some other “light” breakfast, since we’ll be eating nearly all day)
- Thanksgiving Dinner: turkey, ham, pork loin, dressing, potatoes and gravy (over everything if you are me!), sweet potatoes (sorry, I can’t hack them… the one Tday dish I’ve tried and tried… just can’t do it), green bean casserole (my contribution to dinner), corn, homemade rolls, cranberry salad, and a pie buffet. I will be sorely disappointed if there are not at least 6 homemade pies to choose from (plus a layered chocolate pudding pie dessert), because that’s just how it is!
- um, if we still want to eat… definitely leftovers tonight
The Rest of the Week is completely up in the air. We’ll go visit my in-laws for a meal sometime. Lance may go hunting sometime. I may drag myself out of bed at 4:15 a.m. on Friday… you just never know. But I’m ready. Here are the meals that I have the ingredients for and am prepared to make over the weekend sometime.
- blueberry pancakes, bacon or sausage, scrambled eggs
- waffles, bacon or sausage, scrambled eggs
- baked steak, cheesy potatoes, green beans, mandarin orange salad (we’ll take this to the in-laws)
- taco soup
And if I decide I’m too tired (perhaps from getting up at 4:15 on Friday) or unmotivated (Thanksgiving vacation) to cook, I’ve got a freezer full of meals ready to eat: cavatini, enchiladas, taco lasagna, king ranch chicken casserole, stuffed shells… we should be set!
Chipped Beef Chicken Casserole
- 4 chicken breasts (boneless or bone-in, doesn’t matter)
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup sour cream and chives (can substitute 1 tsp. parsley for the chives)
- about 7 slices dried (chipped) beef, diced
Place chicken breasts in bottom of greased casserole dish. Combine soup, sour cream and chives, and diced chipped beef. Spread over chicken. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Visit Organizing Junkie to see what everyone else will be eating Thanksgiving week.