Happy Monday! I may have started last week a little ambitious. It didn’t take long for me to crash and burn. Halfway through the week, things started going wonky. On Friday, I decided to make the chorizo soup, since the meat was already past its “best” date and I didn’t want it to go off before I used it. Fast forward to 6:30 p.m. I have been cooking since 5 and the rice has been simmering for 45 minutes. It was still hard as a rock, but all the liquid had cooked off. It was getting to the “hangry” part of the evening – you know, hungry and angry. I gave up and Hubby ordered a pizza.
Saturday, we ended up eating the enchiladas planned for Friday because the chicken was thawed. Sunday, we ate the chorizo soup, although it was more gumbo-like. The rice absorbed enough liquid while hanging out in the refrigerator for two days. It was pretty good, though I can only imagine that it would’ve been better as a soup.
This week is going to be busy, but should be the fun kind. The kids are home from school all week. Tuesday is my birthday. We are hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.
I always have trouble planning meals for the days around Thanksgiving. It seems like we are eating a week’s worth of food at once, so almost anything sounds heavy. Does anyone else know what I mean? This year I’m planning on making a main bread and then letting everyone pick through leftovers.
Here’s what’s on my menu plan this week:
Monday – slow cooker chili (double batch)
Tuesday – salad, baked potatoes
Wednesday – chicken noodle soup
Thursday – turkey and gravy, sausage cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, rolls, and several kinds of pie
Friday – garlic parmesan knots + leftovers
Saturday – bacon and corn bread + leftovers
Sunday – frozen bread + leftovers
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Cheers! I participate in Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie.