Okay, here we are! It's the week of Thanksgiving! I just can't believe it. We've already had a long morning here. GG was up before 6 a.m. (she usually sleeps until 10 a.m.!) because she had a bad dream. I had been up since before 5 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep because I just couldn't get comfortable and my stomach feels a little icky. So, we've both been up and way too early than we are used to! I'm just hoping that she takes a nap soon, so that I can try to rest as well. My stomach still feels icky and I'm hoping it's just because I'm overly tired and not because I'm catching the stomach flu. Oh, that would just be horrible! 29 weeks pregnant with the stomach flu and during the week of Thanksgiving! That would not be good!
I've been getting really anxious to start bringing out Christmas decorations, but I refuse to put any out until after Thanksgiving. ;-) Plus, I've been enjoying the Autumn table topper quilt that I made so much, I'm going to hate to put it away. It's been chilly here in the Heartland and I'm not liking it too much. It always takes me a month or so to get used to it. I've been freezing for the past few weeks, to the point of wearing my Long John's underneath my clothes! But, by February and we're having 30 degree weather, I'll be running around without a coat on, because we had just gone through December and January with below freezing temperatures and blizzard-like winds!
I had a pretty productive weekend. I even did our weekly grocery shopping by myself this week. I know, it sounds silly, but usually my husband goes and that means that our 3-year old goes, too. He always keeps her and they go get things, but I must admit that it sure was nice to go by myself this time, especially since I was doing some serious, Thanksgiving dinner shopping. I only bought food for meals through Thursday. Our grocery budget is actually for Friday through Thursday. So, it's been hard for me to share menus for Monday-Sunday, because that's now how I plan them. I might just start sharing them the way that I do them, because it will just be easier.
So, here's the menu for this week!
Sunday- Szechuan Noodles with Chicken (stirred in afterwards, since I don't eat chicken!), Green Beans in Miso Sauce
Monday- Guiltless Alfredo Sauce on Fettuccine , Steamed Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce, Lettuce Salad
Tuesday - Hashbrown Quiche, Fruit Salad
Wednesday - Best Tuna Melts, Roasted Heirloom Potatoes
Thursday - Thanksgiving Day- Smoked Turkey, Morningstar Farms Vegetarian Chicken Patties with white gravy for me, Golden Corn Bake, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffind, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Cucumbers in Sour Cream, Grandma's Candied Cinnamon Apples, Pumpkin Pie, Cheesecake with Cherry Topping
Friday - Leftovers!
And, to snack on Thursday through the weekend football games: Relish Tray, Vegetables with Ranch Dip, and Creamy Cheese Ball with Crackers
I'm going to break things up and try to cook a few things on Tuesday, Wednesday and then the rest on Thursday. The best thing about my husband smoking the turkey is that it doesn't hog up oven all day! But, I figure that I'll make the cinnamon apples and cucumbers in sour cream on Tuesday, because they get better after a day or so. Then make the pumpkin pies and cheese cake on Wednesday. Then I'll just need to bake the corn casserole and green bean casserole on Thursday.
As far as other projects for this week, all my free time will be spent finishing up my Ritzy Cracker Quilt. I finished the quilt top and backing last night. Now the fun part, pinning the sandwich all together! Ugh. It really tries my patience! I'm really excited about machine quilting this one and hopefully getting it done by this weekend.
Time to try to rest up a bit......
Take care and God Bless!