Menu Plan Monday ~ Oct 5/15 Paleo Thanksgiving Edition

Menu Plan Monday for the week of Oct 5/15. Recipe links and menu planning inspiration!!

Hi menu planning friends!  Last week was all sorts of excitement around here as we celebrated my son’s 16th birthday.  He took his driving exam in the morning and passed!  He was all smiles for the rest of the day!!  It was so very exciting 🙂

happy sixteen birthday

Then Friday night was dinner club.  My girlfriends and I do this once a month and each month a different person hosts with a different theme.  This month was harvest theme and it was a great time.  I can’t eat a lot of the food because of my diet restrictions but that totally doesn’t even bother me.  It’s just fun to hang out with the girls.  Here was the yummy looking table.

harvest dinner club

harvest dinner club 1

I also want to wish all my Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving coming up this weekend!!  Here in Canada Thanksgiving comes early.  Technically it’s next Monday (a day off for many) but in our house we always celebrate on the Sunday before so we have the Monday to recuperate 🙂  Looking forward to it!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers (family favorite) served with tossed salad

Tuesday:  Ginger Beef, Mushroom & Kale Stir-Fry (with some basic substitutions)

Wednesday:  Crockpot Honey Apple Pork Loin served with broccoli

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Pizza Party Friday Night! and for me baked salmon

Saturday:  Paleo Pancakes

Sunday: Thanksgiving dinner!  Roast Turkey, Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash, Garlic-Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms and for dessert Cran-Apple Gingerbread Crumble

Have a wonderful week everyone!!


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12 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Oct 5/15 Paleo Thanksgiving Edition

  1. 1
    Jamie @ Medium Sized Family says

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! I love the idea of getting together with friends regularly for a meal. Lately I have been wanting to start something like that myself.

    Thanks for hosting!

    • 1.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Oh you should Jamie, it’s such fun and it makes it easier on everyone when it rotates houses each month. Plus everyone brings a dish based on the theme so it’s not too much work for the hostess which is nice 🙂

  2. 2
    Diane Balch says

    Happy Thanksgiving. My son is 16 and in NY you get a permit to learn until you are 16. Earliest you can get a license is 6 months later. Congrats to your son.

    • 2.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Even here in Canada it varies the driving rules vary so much from province to province. Here in Alberta though you can a learners at 14 and your full permit at 16.

    • 3.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Thanks Whitney! So hard to watch him drive off on his own though, yikes! 🙂

  3. 4
    Gen says

    The Cran-Apple Gingerbread Crumble desserts sounds wonderful! Will have to try that as we are now going gluten-free. How nice to find some wonderful GF desserts! Thanks so much

    • 4.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      You’re welcome! I’m excited to try it too 🙂

  4. 5
    Janet says

    Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! Your menu sounds delicious.

  5. 6
    Courtney @ LPHJ Kitchen says

    LOVE the dinner party idea! That’s so great you can all get together. And I MUST try those Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers – YUM!

  6. 7
    Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says

    What a fun idea to have a dinner club. I enjoy cooking for people who love to eat. My friends and I are a very diet restrictive bunch, I would have no idea what to make!

    Thanks for hosting as always. Glad your Thanksgiving is a month before mine so you can give me some good Paleo ideas. Pinning this post so I don’t forget!


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