Who else can't wait for all the food on Thanksgiving Day? What is your favorite food item? Mine is my mom's broccoli cheese rice casserole. A great southern dish.
I am so excited!!! We have both sides of the family here in town so we have a big day of family, food and fun. Oh yeah.... and stuffed bellies. Should I pull out my old maternity pants? I will need them after this week. I don't know what I was thinking when I meal planned I have big meals this week.
Here is my menu:
Monday: Grilled Chicken, corn and mashed potato's. This is a big meal for a Monday night. Last night we had BBQ for our family night so our big meal was pushed forward. Plus it's a nice warm day to grill. Gotta love Texas weather.
Tuesday: Make your own Nachos. I put out all the fixings and each person makes their own. We have these toppings: leftover grilled chicken, ground beef with taco seasoning, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, jalapenos, diced peppers, black beans and sour cream.
Wednesday: Leftover nacho stuff. I will probably throw the ground beef, peppers and black beans in some mac and cheese and call it Tex-Mex Mac. The kids love this.
Thursday: Thanksgiving! I make Great Aunt Mary Ann's Pumpkin Pie/ Cheesecake recipe. This is my 2nd year making it. She passed away and before she was sick shared her secret recipe. We sure miss her smiling face. Sorry this is one recipe I keep in the family. She protected it for years.
Friday: Leftovers, the best part! We put up the Christmas tree, eat leftovers and bake sugar cookies. An annual family tradition.