Leftover-less Menu Plan

My menu plan is leftover-less.  We haven’t any Thanksgiving leftovers to use.  We did have leftover pie but my husband and I took care of that over the weekend.  No turkey.  No cranberry sauce.  SIGH.  I admit I am a bit jealous of those of you having to make do with all that leftover turkey.  Although we weren’t hosting Thanksgiving, I did buy and turkey.  Then, I put it in the freezer.  I suppose we’ll have to get our turkey leftover fix another time when the bird is not frozen.  I bought a ham as well.  Guess where I put that?  I didn’t plan very well but in my defense, I do believe there is a law against cooking a large meal the weekend and week after Thanksgiving.  I had no choice but to grocery shop this afternoon.  Here’s the leftover-less meal plan I threw together:




MONDAY:  BLT’s on Texas Toast and French Fries



TUESDAY:  Roast in the crock-pot

WEDNESDAY:  French Toast

Our Favorite French Toast

Our Favorite French Toast

THURSDAY:  Frozen Pizza (G has a band concert so I’ve opted to keep it super simple!)

FRIDAY:  Fish (catfish or trout from the freezer plus fish sticks for the picky kids)


Our menu is fairly basic this week.   December is already busy for us….we could start our weekend with the concert on Thursday and not stop the activities until Monday.   What’s on your menu plan this week?  Are you ready for the holiday season?  I’m predicting a lot of basic meals this month as I’m not anywhere near ready for it all this year.

If you need some menu planning inspiration, don’t forget to go check out Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie.


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6 thoughts on “Leftover-less Menu Plan

  1. Elizabeth

    I think all we do is eat left overs. Monday was our last leftovers day thank goodness. Normally we’re done earlier but we had less drop ins.
    On the plus side at least you didn’t have to host Thanksgiving! I had a mental break down during my 3 day prep this year. I really need a bigger house. They say don’t host for more people than you have seats at the table but we can hardly fit ourselves at the table since it has to be against a wall if you want to enter the kitchen LOL My rule of thumb is not more folks than space to pop a squat on the floor and some years I’m pushing that 🙂
    Awesome simple menu this week. 🙂
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    1. Jean Post author

      I like the way you think except it will take at least 1 day (maybe 2) to thaw the turkey and this week is a bit busy (aren’t they all?) for turkey planning. Maybe we’ll do it over my boys’ Christmas break from school though.

  2. Deanna

    I hope you got your turkey fix by this point.

    We had our turkey, and all the stuff to go with it. I only eat on the turkey once more meal, and then freeze the rest so I don’t get burned out from turkey. The stuffing, for whatever reason, wasn’t that tasty this year, and we opted to use the ricer (for good ol’ times for Chad since that’s the potatoes he grew up with, and I found the riced potatoes to be as dry and flavorless as I remember). The cranberry sauce turned out wonderful – too bad it got pushed to the back of the fridge because I just threw out a small container of it this past week.

    We did make a homemade pie this year. Can’t remember the flavor, but the crust was tasty, and we all enjoyed the pie.


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