Welcome to the first MPM of November! I know many of you in the US are gearing up for your Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks. I’ve been sharing some fabulous printables over on my Facebook page lately (I’m seriously addicted to free printables!) and this one for Thanksgiving is so cute. You’ve got to go check out all you get in the kit for FREE. I love how generous some designers are!
The one thing I can’t stress more than enough though is that as you get busier this month please don’t neglect your weekly menu planning. When you are busy is when you need it the most however it can also be the first thing to get put off. Your week will go so much smoother having a menu plan in place and even planning super easy meals (think pancakes, sandwiches and soup from a can) it’s still better than no plan at all.
Do you need a quick and easy dessert for a potluck or guests any time soon? I went to a potluck recently and brought these extremely easy and delicious No Bake Cookie Bars. They were a huge hit! Thanks Lynn for the recipe :)
I got my new Kraft Foods What’s Cooking magazine in the mail last week. For those that haven’t heard about it, it’s a quarterly magazine put out by Kraft Foods. I really enjoy it…the recipe I’m making on Tuesday is from this Festive 2011 issue. However I just noticed it’s no longer a free magazine subscription though. I guess since I’ve been a subscriber since the free days I’m grandfathered in at the free price because I haven’t paid anything for it. It does look like you can get the digital copy for free though. In the US it’s called Kraft Foods Food and Family magazine and after looking at both I can see they that although they look similar they do contain different recipes. Here’s the link for the digital version in the US. Hope that all makes sense :)
Okay so now on to what we’ll be eating this week:
Monday: Slow Cooker Tender Pork Roast served with rice and broccoli
Tuesday: Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells
Wednesday: Fly-Off-The-Plate Pancakes
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Homemade Pizza (dough in the bread machine)
Saturday: Grilled Bacon-Tomato Sandwiches and soup
Simple Supper Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
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