Weekly Meal Plan Week 18 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Another week…another meal plan. This one is fabulous and perfect for planning ahead to Thanksgiving. If you’re like me you’re already planning ahead for that holiday.
Thanksgiving is one of the best opportunities to make a huge array of food for all your loved ones. It’s the time of year where it’s socially acceptable to have 15 side dishes on the table.
I tend to go all out on holidays. Thanksgiving is celebrated twice in our household. We’re Canadian but we live so close to the American border that we tend to celebrate twice.
It’s usually side dish-a-palooza for holidays at my house. Typically I’m not happy unless there’s a multitude of choices. I think it comes from having vegetarians in the family.
We usually offer at least two meat options. Then I make multiple potato dishes. I know everyone likes different kinds and has different favourites so I make them all.
I also like making two choices for stuffing. Some people like a more wet stuffing, and some like a more dry stuffing. So I tend to make both so everyone is happy.
Typically I make a couple kinds of carrots too. Roasted carrots are a huge favourite here. So I make a batch with the turkey, then one solo so our vegetarians can partake.
I do that with all our side dishes so I can ensure everyone at the table is happy and full. Making my guests happy is my ultimate goal. It’s why I do what I do.
I always take the time to immediately package and freeze leftovers so nothing goes to waste here. Bones get made into broth, all leftovers are packaged and labelled.
Thanksgiving leftovers will feed hubby for weeks after. I make sure I package turkey and ham leftovers so there’s enough for sandwiches. Air tight vac seal. Perfection.
One of my favourite things to make with leftover turkey is pot pie. It’s so scrumptious. There is nothing quite like homemade pot pies. They are incredible.
So start planning your Thanksgiving dinner now. If for no other reason than you can start planning what to make with all those leftovers. That’s reason enough to plan ahead! For real.
Kitchen is CLOSED – Enjoy the night off!
In loving memory of Joan from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More
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