We had a great experience with our Korean exchange students (I don’t know if I mentioned we picked up another one last Sunday!), but today we said our goodbyes and they went back to their families.  Even though we’ll miss them, the timing is rather perfect since my daughters are coming back from college on Tuesday evening for Thanksgiving break.  They both said they can’t wait to come home, but I think they’re looking more forward to the food than seeing me. 😉  Speaking of food and Thanksgiving, I’m getting started on my applesauce and cranberry sauce tomorrow (Sunday.)  My husband told me he is going to surprise me with a specialty cocktail on Thanksgiving.  I don’t like surprises on Thanksgiving.

Dinner Planner - Week of November 21st

Here’s your EASY-PEASY menu this week:

Monday: Naan Pizzas and Salad

Tuesday: Beef Tacos and Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Wednesday: Spice-Rubbed Salmon, Brown Rice, Broccoli with Chili and Garlic

THANKSGIVING:  See this post for what I am making

Friday: Shepherd’s Pie ( In an 8 x 8 casserole dish add 2 cups leftover roasted veggies, 2 cups of cubed leftover turkey (or 2 cups more veggies), 1 cup gravy mixed with 1 cup of stock, top with mashed potatoes and grated cheese or a little melted butter, bake at 350 until bubbly)

Saturday Lunch: Lemon Turkey and Barley Soup

Sunday: Turkey and vegetable fried rice (here’s a link to veggie fried rice which can provide a road map for how to make it)

Nothing really to prep ahead unless you want to make the taco seasoning a day or two ahead.

Here’s a link to all my other dinner planners.

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  1. this looks great! i love your meal planners.
    what did you put on your naan pizza?!

    • Thanks! I usually let everyone do their own and I always opt for veggies, especially sauteed greens. The cool thing about naan is that it’s like prebaked pizza so you just top it and bake. Done!

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