Menu Plan: 11/21- I Don’t Like Thanksgiving

Guess what? I don’t like Thanksgiving. Well, that’s not true. I love going to Mass with my little family on Thanksgiving morning… I love the MEANING of the holiday… I love sitting around a big dining room table with extended family and laughing… I love watching the Christmas decorations start to peep out in the days following it… But I do NOT like the food. It’s true. Turkey? Potatoes? Yams? Cranberry sauce? Pies? None of it strikes my fancy. No, I don’t go hungry and YES, I am very thankful for the bounty. But for me? I look forward to our Italian feast every Christmas Eve or the ham on Easter! Anyhow, I still have cinnamon rolls, monte cristos, and peanut noodles to look forward to this week… ;)

Sunday:
B-Cereal, Yogurt, Juice
L-Toast, Egg, & Bacon Cups (Baked)

D-Hot & Sour Peanut Noodles w/ Shrimp and Broccoli (this didn’t happen last week on our anniversary… we ended up going out to dinner with our kiddos!)

Monday:
B-Vanilla & Banana Oatmeal, Milk
L-P,B,&J, Pretzels, Juice
D-Sweet & Sour Chicken, Rice, Mixed Veggies

Tuesday:

B-PB Toast, Grapes, Milk
L-Chicken, Rice, Veggies, Water


Wednesday:

B-Yogurt Muffins, Apples, Milk

D-Salmon, Rice, Carrots

Thursday: (Thankgiving!)
B-Oatmeal, Raisins, Milk
L & D- Traditional Turkey w/ all the fixin’s… supplemented with snacky stuff. I, for one, will be hungry. As I said… I’m not a fan of the food on Thanksgiving. Not. At. All.
Friday:
B-Smoothies, Fruit
L-Cheesy Beans & Rice, Milk
D-Ham & Black Olive Pizza (the hubby picked this one- one of his fave combos!)
Saturday:
B-Cinnamon Rolls, Sausage Links
L-Yogurt Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Tangerines
D-Monte Cristos, Chicken Soup
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Menu Plan: 11/21- I Don’t Like Thanksgiving

Guess what? I don’t like Thanksgiving. Well, that’s not true. I love going to Mass with my little family on Thanksgiving morning… I love the MEANING of the holiday… I love sitting around a big dining room table with extended family and laughing… I love watching the Christmas decorations start to peep out in the days following it… But I do NOT like the food. It’s true. Turkey? Potatoes? Yams? Cranberry sauce? Pies? None of it strikes my fancy. No, I don’t go hungry and YES, I am very thankful for the bounty. But for me? I look forward to our Italian feast every Christmas Eve or the ham on Easter! Anyhow, I still have cinnamon rolls, monte cristos, and peanut noodles to look forward to this week… ;)

Sunday:
B-Cereal, Yogurt, Juice
L-Toast, Egg, & Bacon Cups (Baked)

D-Hot & Sour Peanut Noodles w/ Shrimp and Broccoli (this didn’t happen last week on our anniversary… we ended up going out to dinner with our kiddos!)

Monday:
B-Vanilla & Banana Oatmeal, Milk
L-P,B,&J;, Pretzels, Juice
D-Sweet & Sour Chicken, Rice, Mixed Veggies

Tuesday:

B-PB Toast, Grapes, Milk
L-Chicken, Rice, Veggies, Water


Wednesday:

B-Yogurt Muffins, Apples, Milk

D-Salmon, Rice, Carrots

Thursday: (Thankgiving!)
B-Oatmeal, Raisins, Milk
L & D- Traditional Turkey w/ all the fixin’s… supplemented with snacky stuff. I, for one, will be hungry. As I said… I’m not a fan of the food on Thanksgiving. Not. At. All.
Friday:
B-Smoothies, Fruit
L-Cheesy Beans & Rice, Milk
D-Ham & Black Olive Pizza (the hubby picked this one- one of his fave combos!)
Saturday:
B-Cinnamon Rolls, Sausage Links
L-Yogurt Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Tangerines
D-Monte Cristos, Chicken Soup
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  • Who says you have to do traditional thanksgiving foods? Why not change the way you celebrate — or at least augment the celebration to include foods you do love? I don't like turkey so I always try to include ham.

  • ~M

    I personally really love fall/Thanksgiving foods. But as the cook of the family, I always make a brisket since my mother in law and my dad both enjoy it more than turkey…they love it when I make traditional Jewish ashkenazic (Eastern European) food. :)

    By the way, what are Monte Cristos?

  • I love that you post breakfast, lunch and dinner. Looks like a great week! Thanks for your meal plan ideas, visiting from Menu Plan Monday!

  • Anonymous

    Ha, ha! You are so funny! Love the honesty. I can't say that I am a huge turkey fan, or yams or cranberries, but I like dressing and pies :-) CANNOT wait to hear about your Italian Christmas Eve traditions! Looking for some ideas…post early if you can.

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