As you all know by now, my friend Jessica has a new cookbook out.
What you may NOT know is that I never use cookbooks.
I mean, I have some. I just never use them. I find them cumbersome and limiting and just not helpful, for the most part. Is that crazy? I don’t know. It’s true, though.
Nonetheless, I was super excited to receive Jessica’s book. And guess what? I’m actually using it. (*falls off chair*)
For the month of November, I chose two cooking plans from the front of her book– one “meat and poultry plan” and one “breakfast plan.” I listed, I shopped, I cooked.
And that’s what we plan to eat for the month.
Now, I’ve been watching Jessica from the sidelines long enough to tell you that I’m quite certain that’s not exactly how she meant for the plan to be used– it’s to help stock your freezer and provide variety over the coming weeks and months, not to just fill a month and call it good. But I also feel like I know her well enough to be certain that she’d be of the opinion, “if it works, go for it.” And, in this busy season? It’s working.
So… here’s what we’re eating for the rest of the month. (Just breakfast and dinner are listed. Leftovers and random bits will fill in the lunches.)
5: Oatmeal, Spaghetti & Meatballs
6: Cinnamon Rolls & Fruit, Burritos
7: Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins (these are my own recipe, actually) & Yogurt, Outside-in Cheeseburgers
8: Oatmeal, Southwest Pork Chops
9: Cranberry Orange Granola, Pizza
10: Lemon & Honey Flax Waffles, Tacos
11: French Toast Casserole, Sunday Supper
12: Lemon & Honey Flax Waffles, Meatball Sandwiches
13: Oatmeal, Spicy Taco Lasagna
14: Cranberry Orange Granola, Burritos
15: Oatmeal, Burgers in Lettuce Wraps
16: Oatmeal, Pizza
17: Lemon Blueberry Scones & Eggs, Ham & Swiss Claffouti
18: Eggs Florentine Casserole, Sunday Supper
19: Oatmeal, Taco Salads
20: Lemon Blueberry Scones & Yogurt, Barbecued Meatballs
21: Lemon Blueberry Scones & Fruit, Burritos
22: Cinnamon Rolls & Scrambled Eggs w/ Cheese, Thanksgiving Dinner
23: Cinnamon Rolls & Fruit, Pizza
24: Ham & Swiss Claffouti, Eggs Florentine Casserole
25: French Toast Casserole, Sunday Supper
26: Oatmeal, Spicy Taco Lasagna
27: Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins, Burritos
28: Oatmeal, Spaghetti & Meatballs
29: Oatmeal, Southwest Pork Chops
So there you go. I, for one, am pretty much done cooking for the month. And that frees up some time for holiday/birthday planning.
linked to Menu Plan Monday