Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monthly Menu: Novemeber

November Menu

Here are my dinner plans for 30 days of November. A few things you should know:
*I love to use leftovers to create another meal
*My meals are pretty simple (most ingredients are listed in the meal item) My go to cookbook is my 1996 Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook (you know, the red checked one) - it was a wedding gift and has been extremely useful.
*I don't usually measure when I cook and add extra spices sometimes, so the same dish tastes different every time I cook it
*I have one child that is a very picky eater (doesn't like different foods touching) - so I fix her plate before I mix everything together. She still eats the same food as the rest of us, it just meets her standards of separation.

 Week 1 Menu:
1. Whole Roasted Chicken with carrots and rolls
2. Chicken Fried Rice (use leftover ckn, bag of frozen mixed veggies, an egg and white rice with soy sauce, honey & dijon mustard)
3. Chicken Quesos (leftover chicken, plus onion, and cheese grilled inside a tortilla)
4.  Make your own pizza - I make/or buy 1 lg. pizza crust and let everyone add their favorite toppings to one section of the crust - add cheese and bake.
5. Tacos - beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, tortillas, salsa, sour cream, black olives
6. Leftovers
7. Eat Out:Sandwich Shop
Snacks: Apples, Grapes, Cubed Cheese, Trail Mix

Week 2 Menu: Soup & Sandwich Week
8. Hot Ham & cheese
9. Ruben Sandwiches (corned beef, sauerkraut, cheese, Thousand Island dressing)
10. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
11. Bacon, Cheddar Potato Soup
12. White Chicken Chili (here's my recipe)
13. Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese
14. Eat Out: Burgers
Snacks: Pretzels, bananas, peanut butter/crackers, apples

Week 3 Menu:
15. Meatloaf, rolls, green beans, and corn
16. Homemade enchiladas
17. Taco Salad - beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, black olives
18. Breakfast for Dinner - eggs, bacon, pancakes
19. BLTs (bacon, lettuce, tomato)
20.  Spaghetti with meat sauce, corn, bread & butter
21. Eat Out: Sandwich Shop
Snacks: Homemade granola, pears, bananas, homemade cookies, chips & salsa

Week 4
22. Beef Stroganoff (beef, egg noodles, cream of mushroom, sour cream)
23. Homemade Chili
24. Baked Potato Bar with favorite toppings
25. Homemade Lasagna (my easy recipe), salad, rolls
26. Leftovers
27.  Eat Out: Pizza
Snacks: Bananas, applesauce, cereal trail mix, cinnamon roll-ups, fruit smoothies

Thanksgiving Weekend:
28. Roasted Turkey, Green Beans, Cranberry Salad (grandma's recipe), homemade rolls, pumpkin pie
29. Leftovers
30. KY Hot Brown (here's my recipe)

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