Menu Plan Monday: Gobble Up Those Leftovers

November 28, 2015

Josh carving the turkey.
Even though it was only 13lbs, there was A LOT of meat left over.
Friday: Make stock
Saturday: Finish making stock and eating some of the leftovers. I have missed King's Hawaiian rolls so much. Like, crack. Good thing I don't plan on moving much the rest of the weekend.
So much stock. I wonder if I should try Phở?
Sunday: Turkey Shepherd's Pie with sweet potatoes - modified from Paleo Shepherd's Pie.

Monday: Turkey (Noodle) Soup
Tuesday: Turkey Pot Pie

Wednesday: Turkey Waldorf Salad
Turkey Waldorf Salad from

Thursday - Saturday - someone else is doing the cooking.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes?

Holidays in Houston

November 24, 2015
I'm new to town and had no idea how we were going to spend the holidays, other than my son coming down from the Dallas area to eat. Luckily, there are a few things coming up. I just need to remember to take my camera.

Menu Plan Monday: Uninspired by Fall

November 8, 2015

It's getting towards the end of the year, holidays, stress, and everything else that makes me just want to crawl under a rock until the beginning of March. I have no motivation. Time to get out of the house,  so I went for a walk. It's only supposed to be 70 today (hallelujah!) By the time I got to my destination, less than a mile away, I was sweating. I hate Houston. Why do I even bother taking a shower?
Gorgeous weather, right? Then why am I sweating?!?
Speaking of showers, I was trying to plan this week's menu during mine. The only thing I could think of was spaghetti (squash) and meatballs. I'm also quite uninspired, the focus in the household since November 1 has been to get the menu together for Thanksgiving, which requires clearing out the apartment-sized refrigerator to make room for all of the extra food. Which makes me feel like "Why bother feeding anyone for the next two weeks?"
But, here goes. The hungry teen has been complaining that there's not enough food in the house. The pantry is full and I finally had to breakdown and buy new Tupperware for the leftovers. Why won't anyone eat leftovers?

Sunday: Orange Chicken
Gluten Free Orange Chicken Tenders
Gluten Free Orange Chicken Tenders
Monday: Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Spaghetti squash and meat sauce

Tuesday: Acorn (or Butternut) Squash and Apple Soup
Wednesday: Beef and Bean Chili Verde
Thursday: Skillet Chicken with Cranberries & Apples (new recipe to try)
Friday: Curried Turkey Cutlets with Dried Apricots
Curried Turkey Cutlets with Dried Apricots
Curried Turkey Cutlets with Dried Apricots

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