Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Grocery List

Thanksgiving – it’s almost here!  Okay, I realize it’s two weeks away but my paychecks are twice a month and that’s how I measure the time to each next big event in our lives. For instance, Christmas is three paychecks away.  Scary, huh?  So for me, Thanksgiving is one paycheck away which is why you will find me at the grocery store this weekend, shopping for our Thanksgiving dinner (plus the weeks leading up to the big day).  A few years ago, I wrote out a menu plan for Thanksgiving week and have used the same list for a couple of years now.  I figure it's already written and been family tested so it's become tradition.  And I do like tradition.  Here, I share with you my (totally genius J) menu plan and shopping list.

Thanksgiving Week Shopping List and Menu Planner.  

      The Grocery List
Thanksgiving Dinner
Mashed potatoes                                          potatoes, milk, butter
Green Bean Casserole,                                 green beans, mushroom soup, onions
Turkey                                                              turkey
Cranberry sauce                                            cranberry sauce
Stuffing                                                             bread, mushrooms, onions, butter, milk
Cole Slaw                                                        cabbage, carrots, mayo
Crescent rolls                                                   rolls
Pumpkin pie                                                    canned pumpkin, condensed milk
Gravy                                                               pie crust

Apple Dumplings for Breakfast

Pulled Pork Barbecue                                    Pork Roast  (Make extra)
Cole Slaw
Buns (Buy extra)

White Chicken Chili                                       Chicken tenders, McCormick’s spice,
                                                                        White Beans
                                                                        lettuce, cheese, sour cream

Barbecue Pork Tacos                                    Taco Shells, Cheese

Spaghetti and Meatballs                   Pasta, ground meat, seasonings, cheese,
                                                              Sauce  Make extra meatballs

Turkey Casserole                                             Leftovers from Thanksgiving

Meatball Sandwiches

Easy Chicken Casserole                               Chicken Tenders (or leftover turkey), 
                                                                        cream of chicken soup
                                                                        Sour cream, butter round
                                                                        crackers, onions.

Swiss cheese
Chocolate chips

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