Weekly Meal Plan December 16-20

This is the last official meal plan of the year. Christmas break is so crazy, and I never really know when we will be home, so we kind of fly by the seat of our pants a little more. I may even go to the grocery store without (GASP!) a list…

Ok let’s not get crazy, I will make a list. I always make lists.

Now I know the season of Turkey dinners is just around the corner, and we will have our fair share of them, but I have never cooked my own Turkey before. So there are a couple of Turkey recipes on the menu this week so I can finally say I have cooked (part of) a turkey in my home.

Here is what is on the menu this week:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Turkey, stuffing muffins and mashed potatoes

Turkey Noodle Soup

Spaghetti and lentil meatballs

Frozen pizza

BBQ chicken sandwiches and salad

Grocery List:

  • 1 turkey breast (the recipes says to use a boneless one, but I bought a bone-in one…flavor right?)
  • Apple
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Onion powder
  • 1 loaf soft white or brown bread
  • Apple butter (I have yet to find this…do you know where I can get it? Or where I would look for it?….I may just try honey)
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Corn flakes
  • Dried cranberries
  • Potatoes or instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 containers of turkey or chicken stock
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Bay leaf
  • Italian seasoning
  • Egg noodles
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Lentils
  • Eggs
  • Bread crumbs
  • Flour
  • Soy sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Fennel seeds
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Oregano
  • Frozen pizza

Monday

Alright, I hope that this turkey recipe is good. I am excited to be able to throw it all in my slow cooker and finish off the meal with stuffing muffins and potatoes when I get home. If this works out well, we may have Turkey dinner more often!

EASY SLOW COOKER TURKEY BREAST: Butter with a Side of Bread

Stuffin Muffins

Tuesday

Naturally, you make soup with leftover turkey right? Hopefully there will be enough to freeze for over the Christmas break.

Turkey Noodle Soup 2

Wednesday

I am sure Andrew was hoping I would forget about this lentil meatball recipe…but I haven’t! Instead of meatball subs like I had planned last week, I think I will try them as toppers to spaghetti. And if I make some cheesy garlic bread to go along with it, maybe Andrew won’t hate it too much.

Thursday

We have our staff Christmas lunch on Thursday so I think I am going to be pretty full by the time supper rolls around. I’ll be making Andrew a frozen pizza that night.

Friday

Friday is grocery night, so I think I will pick up a pre-cooked chicken, some nice bread and salad fixings and that should get us through the weekend.