Sunday, October 5, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

At our house, we don't eat breakfast or lunch together during the week, so there is minimal planning that goes into those meals.

Tonight, we had a wonderful fall feast. I had bought one of those Jennie-O Turkey & Gravy in roasting pans a few weeks ago when there was a deal at the store. We had never had one before. I would say, it wasn't too bad. It smelled wonderful as it was baking and since it comes in its own pan, there are no dishes to do. They describe it as a Turkey Roast; it seemed a bit like a "turkey loaf" to me, but had a good flavor and was moist. As sides, we had corn and Kahlua Candied Sweet Potatoes. This was a recipe that we found a few years ago, that offers a nice alternative to the regular candied sweet potatoes and the mashed sweet potato casserole that we normally make. We also bought a pie pumpkin and baked it today. Then, we used the pumpkin to make the Pumpkin Streusel Muffins that were featured in a guest post on Money Saving Mom a few weeks ago. I'm still waiting to make the pumpkin seed recipe that was in the same post. It was a wonderful fall meal. We even had Apple Cider to go with it. I love fall food!

Turkey/Kahlua Candied Sweet Potatoes/Corn/Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Ravioli Lasagna


Egg Flower Soup/Fried Rice


Pork Tenderloins


Weekdays breakfast is at daycare for my daughter, the rest of us eat cold cereal, frozen waffles, oatmeal, toast or whatever strikes our fancy. Lunch we pack, usually leftovers for me. My son either packs or buys lunch at school. If he packs, it is generally a lunch meat sandwich or a PB&J with some sides.

Check out other menu plans for the week at I'm An Organizing Junkie Menu Plan Monday. I didn't realize it when I was planning out my menu, but this week is Thanksgiving Edition (Canada has Thanksgiving Day next week) so my Sunday night meal fit very nicely.