Monday, November 22, 2010

Menu Plan: 11/21- I Don't Like Thanksgiving


Guess what? I don't like Thanksgiving. Well, that's not true. I love going to Mass with my little family on Thanksgiving morning... I love the MEANING of the holiday... I love sitting around a big dining room table with extended family and laughing... I love watching the Christmas decorations start to peep out in the days following it... But I do NOT like the food. It's true. Turkey? Potatoes? Yams? Cranberry sauce? Pies? None of it strikes my fancy. No, I don't go hungry and YES, I am very thankful for the bounty. But for me? I look forward to our Italian feast every Christmas Eve or the ham on Easter! Anyhow, I still have cinnamon rolls, monte cristos, and peanut noodles to look forward to this week... ;)


Sunday:

B-Cereal, Yogurt, Juice
L-Toast, Egg, & Bacon Cups (Baked)

D-Hot & Sour Peanut Noodles w/ Shrimp and Broccoli (this didn't happen last week on our anniversary... we ended up going out to dinner with our kiddos!)

Monday:

B-Vanilla & Banana Oatmeal, Milk
L-P,B,&J, Pretzels, Juice
D-Sweet & Sour Chicken, Rice, Mixed Veggies

Tuesday:

B-PB Toast, Grapes, Milk
L-Chicken, Rice, Veggies, Water

Wednesday:

B-Yogurt Muffins, Apples, Milk
D-Salmon, Rice, Carrots

Thursday: (Thankgiving!)

B-Oatmeal, Raisins, Milk
L & D- Traditional Turkey w/ all the fixin's... supplemented with snacky stuff. I, for one, will be hungry. As I said... I'm not a fan of the food on Thanksgiving. Not. At. All.

Friday:

B-Smoothies, Fruit
L-Cheesy Beans & Rice, Milk
D-Ham & Black Olive Pizza (the hubby picked this one- one of his fave combos!)

Saturday:

B-Cinnamon Rolls, Sausage Links
L-Yogurt Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Tangerines
D-Monte Cristos, Chicken Soup



4 comments:

Michelle said...

Who says you have to do traditional thanksgiving foods? Why not change the way you celebrate -- or at least augment the celebration to include foods you do love? I don't like turkey so I always try to include ham.

~M said...

I personally really love fall/Thanksgiving foods. But as the cook of the family, I always make a brisket since my mother in law and my dad both enjoy it more than turkey...they love it when I make traditional Jewish ashkenazic (Eastern European) food. :)

By the way, what are Monte Cristos?

Miranda said...

I love that you post breakfast, lunch and dinner. Looks like a great week! Thanks for your meal plan ideas, visiting from Menu Plan Monday!

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha! You are so funny! Love the honesty. I can't say that I am a huge turkey fan, or yams or cranberries, but I like dressing and pies :-) CANNOT wait to hear about your Italian Christmas Eve traditions! Looking for some ideas...post early if you can.