November 30, 2009

Meal Planning Monday

Since we were given the turkey carcass to bring home from relatives on Thanksgiving, I was able to make a large pot of turkey stock for the freezer.  We’ll be using some of it this week to help free up some room in the freezer for other foods. 

I also made a double recipe of whole wheat pumpkin bread this weekend.  I brought half of it to church for the hospitality table.  We’ll have some of the rest for breakfasts.  The rest will go to my hubby’s work.  I like to send him to work with some goodies for his co-workers every so often, and I think this will be perfect for them. 

Breakfasts—whole wheat pumpkin bread, oatmeal, cereals, cheese toast, homemade yogurt and fruit, and omelets

Lunches—sandwiches, leftovers, soups, macaroni and cheese, snack lunches

Snacks—raisins, cashews, peanuts, frozen blueberries, crackers, cheese, pretzels, and carrots

Suppers

Monday—Potato and Kale soup using the turkey stock instead of ham or chicken broth.  The kale in the garden has now been touched by frost and should be yummy in this soup.  Since tonight our daughter has ballet and I have a meeting, this will be the perfect supper.  I will make it earlier in the day so that it is ready when we are.

Tuesday—Venison tenderloin, roasted acorn squash with maple syrup, yellow and green zucchini from the freezer

Wednesday—We’ll be making supper for the children’s program at church and will be eating there.

Thursday—Homemade pizza.  This was my hubby’s request, as I’ve not made it in a while.  Everything will be from scratch except the sauce.  I’ll most likely make the mozzarella the day before so that it dries some in the fridge, making it easier to slice thin.  I use the whole wheat pizza dough recipe from the Animal, Vegetable, Miracle book/website.

Friday—Salmon patties, peas, mashed potatoes, and home canned peaches for dessert.

Saturday—Date Night.  My aunt is in the new movie The Blind Side, we’ll be catching dinner and a movie to see her on the big screen.  I’m so excited!  I’ve been looking forward to seeing it ever since we heard she was going to be in it, and this is the first chance we’ve had for a date night.

Sunday—Shrimp and pasta.  If the basil is still alive after the cold this week, I’ll add some of it to the recipe.

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