Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekly Menu: Thanksgiving Week!!

To avoid the "what's for dinner" discussion every night, I try to make a weekly menu on Sunday. Weekly basically meaning weeknight dinners... weekends are more flexible because there's more time to think and cook.  This helps keep shopping organized, dinner less stressful and lunches basically automatic due to leftovers!

Here is the weekly menu November 21-25:  

Butternut Squash Lasagna (new recipe!)
Chicken & Lentil burger with oven fries (Burger from Everyday Food, new recipe!)
Homemade pizza w/ salad 

Thanksgiving!:  pumpkin cinnamon rolls and coffee for breakfast!
 sweet potatoes and cider (contribution to Friendsgiving meal) 

UPDATE!  Here and here are two homemade pizza dough recipes I use frequently.  They both make mini pizzas, but work well to make two large pizza dough crusts. That is what I always do.  Use one that day and freeze the other.  Take it out of the freezer the morning you plan to make the second pizza!  Homemade pizza is an awesome way to use leftover veggies not used in other other recipes. Enjoy!
P.S. I have made the first recipe in it's entirety before, but liked how easy the dough was to make. It's worth a try, it's so good!!


  1. I am so going to make those pumpkin cinnamon rolls!

  2. I made Ravioli with apples & walnuts tonight. It was really good and super easy to make. It would be a great topper to chicken as well. I'm going to try it with chicken and pasta with a creamy sauce next time. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Adding chicken sounds like a good idea. I like the simplicity of this dish because you could jazz it up, or make it really quick after a long day at work. :)