After the fun and festivities last week, it’s kind of nice to get back to a regular week of cooking and dinners at home. We’ve pretty much taken care of the leftovers around here (though there might be a stray piece of berry pie or two left.) It’s that dark time of the year when comfort foods seem sooo extra delicious so here’s our plan for the week:
Monday: Shepherd’s Pie–I overdid it, kind of purposefully/kind of by accident on the mashed potatoes last week so this is the perfect dish to finish off our Thanksgiving potatoes.
Tuesday: Date night! Glenn and I are going to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream (in November?!?) So we’ll get to have dinner out on the way. If we find a new treasure I’ll be sure to write about it. Or if you have a suggestion–shout it out! We’re headed downtown to Portland’s Center Stage.
Wednesday: Pork Chops (nothing special here–I’ll just cook them up on the stove top or maybe stick them in the oven) with Crock Pot Apple Butter Yeast Rolls from A Spicy Perspective and Wild Rice Stuffing from Tidy Mom.
Thursday: Spaghetti and Meatballs–My usual go-to recipe for spaghetti is Mom’s Meaty Spaghetti Sauce but Glenn specifically asked for spaghetti and meatballs so I’ll be trying this recipe from AllRecipes instead. (Incidentally, have you tried their smart phone app? So handy!)
Friday: Nicole’s Corn Chowder from The Crockin’ Girls. Glenn is not always a fan of creamy soups but I am hoping this one will be okay. We have ham leftover from our Thanksgiving stuffing, making this both handy and delicious!
Saturday: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spiced Chicken Sausage and Apples from Paleo in a Pinch. I love acorn squash and Glenn…doesn’t. So I’ll serve his over rice (maybe the leftover wild rice stuffing, if there is any) and put the rest of ours in the hollowed out squash as instructed.
As always, ther are links to all of these recipes on my pinterest boards…look for the ones that start with taste. Shepherd’s Pie is the only recipe I’ve tried before so no promises on the results but fingers crossed and I’ll let you know what we think.