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My Frugal but Tasty Thanksgiving Menu November 17, 2011

Filed under: Weekly Meal Plans — extremecouponqueen @ 6:59 pm

I’m hosting this year and I like to plan things way in advance! I went shopping at Aldi (I’m sorry if you don’t have an Aldi near you….it’s¬†unbelievable¬†how much cheaper they are than everyone else!) yesterday for everything but the turkey. I already started baking my pumpkin bread today since it freezes well and actually tastes better (it gets more moist and flavorful) after a few days!

Cajun Fried Turkey (I buy the frozen turkey, I can’t tell the difference between that and fresh, especially when you fry it!) Usually costs under $5 for the turkey, and my neighbor always fries his turkey and offers to do mine for free, so I’ll take him some homemade cookies or something as a thank you. I inject it with melted butter and cajun seasoning beforehand.

Cranberry Sauce

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Loaded Potato Casserole, serves 8 (I made this up)

8-10 Russet potatoes (the smaller/medium sized, not the huge ones), peeled, boiled and mashed

1/2 pound (or half a package) bacon, cooked and crumbled

16 oz shredded cheese, your favorite flavor (we like Colby Jack)

1 8 oz container light sour cream

1 stick butter

2 cups warm milk (or heavy cream if you’re feeling naughty…makes these super rich and creamy!)

1/2 cup chopped green onion

Salt and pepper to taste

Once the potatoes are mashed, stir in half the crumbled bacon, half the cheese, the entire container of sour cream, butter, and milk (add more/less milk depending on the consistence you like), and half the green onion. Spread into a 9×13 pan and top with remaining cheese and bacon, cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle remaining green onion on top, serve.

Green Bean Casserole (Sis in law)

Sausage and Pecan Cornbread Dressing (in-laws)

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Rolls

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheescake

Pecan Pie (Mom)

Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake

 

My mouth is watering! I am so ready for Thanksgiving!!

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Meal Plan: 10/23-10/29 October 26, 2011

Filed under: Weekly Meal Plans — extremecouponqueen @ 4:57 pm

Sunday

I had just gotten back from my retreat and was too tired to cook, so we had sandwiches

 

Monday

Homemade pizza with Colby Jack and Romano cheese, pepperoni, banana peppers, and jalapenos

 

Tuesday

Homemade pumpkin muffins, fruit, yogurt

 

Wednesday

Omaha Steak Hamburgers on the grill

Salad

BBQ beans

 

Thursday

Leftovers

 

Friday

Community Supper with friends some church, we rotate houses and everyone brings a dish.

 

Saturday

Spaghetti

Garlic Bread

Salad

 

 

Meal Plan for 10/02-10/08 October 3, 2011

Filed under: Weekly Meal Plans — extremecouponqueen @ 9:31 pm

Sunday

Taco Bell since I burned dinner!

 

Monday

Tantalinzingly Tangy Meatloaf

Garlic mashed potatoes

Salad

 

Tuesday

Catherine’s Spicy Chicken Soup

Crescent Rolls

 

Wednesday

Walked Away Baked Spaghetti

Garlic Bread

Salad

 

Thursday

Leftovers

 

Friday

Takeout

 

Saturday

Grilled Chicken

Seasoned Potato Wedges

Carr0t sticks and celery with ranch dressing

 

Meal Plan for 9/19-9/25 September 21, 2011

Filed under: Weekly Meal Plans — extremecouponqueen @ 5:36 pm

Sunday

Leftovers

 

Monday

Crockpot italian chicken with pasta and spinach

 

Tuesday

Tortilla Soup

Cheese Quesadillas

 

Wednesday

BBQ baked potatoes

Salad

 

Thursday

Grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches

Grapes

Celery Sticks and ranch

 

Friday

Takeout

 

Saturday

Breakfast for dinner

 

Sunday

Whatever my husband wants, he will be back from out of town so it’s his birthday dinner!

 

Meal Plan for 9/11-9/18 September 14, 2011

Filed under: Weekly Meal Plans — extremecouponqueen @ 4:56 pm

Sunday

Picked up fast food, we had salad and hamburgers

 

Monday

Frito Pie with turkey chili

Watermelon

Salad

 

Tuesday

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Salad

Mashed potatoes

 

Wednesday

BBQ baked potatoes

Watermelon

Salad

 

Thursday

Chili Rellenos Casserole

Salad

 

Friday

Pizza Party with my Mothers and More group

 

Saturday

Leftovers

 

Meal Plan for 9/04-9/10 September 6, 2011

Filed under: Weekly Meal Plans — extremecouponqueen @ 7:06 pm

Sunday

‘Eat what you can find’ since no one was feeling well

 

Monday

Turkey Burgers

Fruit

 

Tuesday

Cheese Stuffed Shells

Salad

Garlic Bread

 

Wednesday

Leftovers

Salad

Fruit

 

Thursday

Homemade whole wheat waffles

Bacon

Fruit

Eggs

 

Friday

Homemade pizza

 

Saturday

Out to eat (family in town)

 

 

 

 

Meal Plan for 8/28-9/03 August 29, 2011

Filed under: Weekly Meal Plans — extremecouponqueen @ 3:33 pm

Sunday

Taco Cabana (we went to evening Mass instead of morning, and I usually swing by CVS on the way home from church. The deal my husband and I have is if I want to stop by CVS every Sunday, he gets Taco Cabana, so that was dinner!)

 

Monday:

Turkey Pesto Paninis

Grapes

Baby Carrots

 

Tuesday

Walk Away Baked Spaghetti

Salad

 

Wednesday

Homemade Waffles

Grapes

Turkey Sausage

 

Thursday

Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 

Friday

Take Out

 

Saturday

Grilled Italian Chicken (marinate chicken breast in Italian dressing overnight)

Salad

Garlic Bread