Thanksgiving Week Menu Plan

While I didn’t follow the menu plan from last week exactly (does anyone ever actually do that?), we did do a lot better around here.  The temptation to just eat out was great with my husband out-of-town hunting from Wednesday until yesterday but I managed to not do that despite being in desperate need of a grocery store trip.    I did cave and order pizza yesterday but overall, I’m really proud that we ate somewhat decent dinners while I worked all week and had a husband out-of-town.  I even came up with a new menu item on Friday night (with J’s help) that I’m calling “Deconstructed Corn Chowder” meaning we had corn on the cob, baked potatoes, and bacon for dinner.

While I was trying to create meals based on what we had here and avoiding the grocery store, I even managed to clear some items from our pantry, fridge, and freezer.  I’m hoping to do a bit more of the same with our Thanksgiving Week Menu Plan.  I’m also going to have to plan lunches for the second half of the week as the boys will be off school and my brother is doing his dinner later in the day.    Our lunches and dinners may switch places depending on the days.


MONDAY:    Chicken Strips (I have some buttermilk in the fridge that will go bad soon), rice, corn on the cob (freezer), and salad

TUESDAY:  Vegetarian Chili with a side of ham steaks for the carnivores (SIGH)

WEDNESDAY:   Chicken Sausage with Apple and Crunchy Coleslaw  (request from husband for me)  LUNCH:  Grilled Cheese

THURSDAY:  Happy Thanksgiving!  We’ll be feasting at my brother’s house and taking a corn dish (any suggestions??), chocolate pie, and apple pie along with us.  LUNCH:  Frozen Pizza (holiday standard)

FRIDAY:  BBQ brisket sandwiches (we have leftover brisket in the freezer) and French Fries or maybe oven-fried potato chips  LUNCH:  pork chops


What is on your menu plan for this week?  As usual, I’m linking this post up over at Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie and would like to encourage you to go check it out.  There are a variety of menu plans over there if you are in need of new ideas.




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14 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Week Menu Plan

  1. Elizabeth

    I actually have my menu pretty planned out other than my husband said he wanted to make dinner a couple nights which about gave me a heart attack but he’s on vacation this week so he’s doing weird things like that and I’m not complaining.
    Yesterday he made a pizza casserole type deal. Today I’m going to put cheesy chicken in the crockpot before I run off to work. Tomorrow we plan to eat out and then it’s Thanksgiving (ugh – BTW I start cooking tonight. This year though small dinner party I’m only hosting one other couple and a recently divorced guy we know… yes it’s still the Misfit Thanksgiving I put on with over 2 days of straight cooking).
    Day after turkey day I’m thinking pizza for a change and then I have stuff for a turkey pot pie because there is always extra turkey and then probably turkey quesadillas. It’s been my experience that if you pick through carefully there’s always a lot of meat left you just have to be willing to get a little dirty and work for it.
    Rambling lol sorry. Anyways have a great Thanksgiving!!

    1. Jean Post author

      Oh no, never complain when someone else wants to make dinner 🙂 Enjoy it! I think it is great you host Thanksgiving for friends who need a place for the holiday–hope it was a great one!

    1. Jean Post author

      I hope you had a great week of easy meals. We actually ended up having hamburgers for lunch on Thanksgiving (can get away with that when you aren’t the host!) and pizza the next day.

    1. Jean Post author

      I’d still love to see your recipe 🙂 I ended up taking the super simple route and just fixing corn with butter and salt. I didn’t have any leftover so I think it worked out okay. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I’ve come to the conclusion that it is hard to cook period. Well, maybe if I was a chef with a clean up crew on standby, it would be easy.


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