This meal plan is going to be a little different. Since it’s a short week and half the week will be accounted for with Thanksgiving goodies this weeks meal prep/plan will be a little different. I’ll break down what I plan to make this week, then some recipe ideas for Thanksgiving and after! We hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving!
This week I’m keeping it simple and light with the few days before Thanksgiving.
Lunch: Homemade Crock Pot Veggie Soup – Recipe HERE
Monday: Taco Salad
Tuesday: Eggs, Bacon and Toast
Wednesday: Spaghetti Squash with Red Sauce
Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas:
Slow Cooker Stuffing – Dana’s family makes this and it is delicious! The last time I made this, I used fresh bread that was shredded, should add it was from the grocery store 🙂
Baked Squash Gratin – Another favorite of Dana’s families dishes. This is so simple to make and so good!
Gluten Free Stuffing – Jen found this and made it for Thanksgiving the last couple years and it’s by far our favorite!
Maple-Whiskey Brine – We use this brine anytime we roast or smoke a turkey. The turkey always comes out super juicy and delicious! Turkey Tip for you, when I roast a turkey, I use a turkey roasting bag and I cook the turkey upside down with lots of butter inside the skin. The last 30 min, I flip over to get it a little brown.
What I’m Making…
Of course what I’m making, I plan to prep before hand. The last thing I want to do is be cooking when I can be relaxing and having some fun with the kiddos and family.
Chex Mix – I do like to add some Cheerios and sometimes Bugles, because what’s more fun than Bugles!
Shredded Brussels Sprout Bacon Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette – I haven’t made this before but I’m super excited to make it. This is actually for the day after Thanksgiving. I like that it’s healthy but still has bacon in it. I’ll prep this ahead of time and warm up the dressing before it’s served.
Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork – My husband likes to smoke a pulled pork but we won’t have time to smoke a pork but so our second favorite is this crock pot recipe. It’s so good and super easy. I’ll chop the onions before hand and that’s about it. I bought a couple
Cranberry Sauce – This is the only thing I’m making for Thanksgiving and it’s one of my favorites. I never use to like cranberry sauce, mainly because it was the one from the can. This recipe is super simple. To kick it up a notch, which I plan to do, is add a tablespoon of bourbon at the end. De-lici-ous!
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