Hello, hello, hello! How are you? Hope you are all well and ready for a brand new week. Our Middle Eastern dinner club this past weekend was so delicious and I was pretty happy with how my Feta and Red Pepper Hummus turned out as well.
As most of you know I don’t love being in the kitchen and cooking disasters are a regular part of my life. Cooking big dinners makes me so nervous and the only way I can really manage it is by being organized and preparing as many dishes in advance as possible. I found an excellent resource yesterday to help with advance planning that I thought you might like as well.
Mel from Mel’s Kitchen cafe is sharing her Step-By-Step Guide to Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner in Advance. Her spreadsheet, that you can download in pdf format or as an editable Word version, is well organized and easy to read and she provides all the recipes to go along with it. Really fantastic stuff and she is sharing it all for FREE.
Menu Planning Resource:
My friend Rachel over at Home Sanctuary wrote a great post on Busy Family Menu Planning. She shares how you can EASILY come up with a whole month’s worth of dinner plans without burning up any of your precious brain cells. How about that? Yep and she walks through each step of the process. Don’t miss it!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Tuesday: Crock Pot Chicken Thighs served with roasted red potatoes and peppers
Wednesday: Crock Pot Brown & Maple Sugar Pork Tenderloin served with rice and broccoli
Thursday: Church lunch potluck, I’ll be bringing Picnic Coleslaw. Leftover buffet for dinner.
Friday: Youngest son’s 8th birthday! His pick for dinner is pizza that comes to your house (ha!), caesar salad and for dessert he’s asked for chocolate cupcakes on top of a chocolate cake. This could be interesting!
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
Have a great week!!
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