Monday, November 19, 2012

Frugal meal planning week of November 18th

Thanksgiving week is here!  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the food and all the meaning of the day.  I will be responsible for making the sides and bringing them  to my sister in laws house   green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and carrots for dinner. I make a thanksgiving dinner for me and the boys the Friday after each Thanksgiving.   Make sure grab the Thanksgiving coupons

We had Thanksgiving in the Woods with cub scouts on Saturday. All the cooking is done outside  in the the reflector ovens . The reflector oven is made of chicken wire and aluminum foil. The chicken wire surrounds it and makes the charcoal holders. The turkeys  are in roasting bags so they don't get ash on the skin.  

After that the turkeys were all taken apart and the sides all put out buffet style for the 50 boy and cub scouts plus  parents that showed up to feast. . Each patrol made a side and a dessert.  Thanksgiving in the woods was served at 1pm.    Very good!    I didn't stay for dinner but my husband said that they served soups made up of leftovers.   My husband and the boys camped out overnight-they had leftover pie for breakfast.

Here is the menu plan 

Sunday  Homemade pizza  wanted an easy night!  Boys were kind of cranky and tired lol 

Monday Easy cabbage roll   using cole slaw again. It was so good and even easier to make.  I love making this because it does give me leftovers for my lunch for a few days 

Tuesday   Chicken tortilla soup   

Wednesday  Leftover soup and cabbage rolls 

Thursday   Thanksgiving 

Friday     My own Thanksgiving dinner 

Saturday   Open faced thanksgiving sandwiches 

Are you looking for even more menu ideas check out  Monday meal plans at organizing junky  And if you a frugal blogger please join thrifty thursday linkup!


Erin Branscom said...

Oh, I totally forgot about open faced turkey sandwiches. Great idea! I have a menu Monday link up if you want to link up every week. Have a great week! Erin

librarian eats said...

As I sit here with my cabbage rolls that I slaved in the kitchen for - I think head smack!!! I'm using your cabbage roll recipe next time!!!

Admin said...

Erin thanks for stopping on by-open face sandwiches are one of my favorite leftover dishes. Stopped by your blog to post my menu

Liberian-it is so easy with the cole slaw. So easy!!