Monday, November 24, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

Hubby and I have a house guest for the next month or so, our good friend is between jobs (got laid off in Texas and will be working in Canada after the New Year) so he is living with us! He has been incredibly helpful and has put plastic on our windows, replaced a light fixture, repaired our garbage disposal and got our drain flowing again! He also puts dinner in the oven for me so that its ready when we get home from work.

So what are we dining on this week?

Sunday: BBQ pork tenderloin in the crockpot, handmade potato wedges, steamed veggies, squash and brownies with ice cream.

Monday: Peanut Chicken Bowls

Tuesday: Tater Tot Casserole (see below), applesauce

Wednesday: Church Potluck, I’m bringing glazed sweet potatoes which will cook in the crockpot under my desk while I’m at work.

Thursday: Thanksgiving Dinner at my Grandma’s house! She said not to bring anything but I think I should anyway….but what to bring??

Friday: Not sure as Hubby works (I have off!) and then will be gone all night at the male teen lock-in at church.

Tater Tot Casserole

I’ve never made this before so here is my recipe (gleaned from several variations), does it seem to be on the right track?

Tater Tots
¾ lb brown hamburger
bag of frozen mixed veggies
1 can of something soup
squeeze of ketchup

Mix everything except tots, add a little milk if it seems dry. Pour into a greased casserole and top with tater tots. Bake 35 minutes at 350*.
For more meal ideas and recipes, be sure to check out Laura at the Org Junkie!


Brooke said...

I'm in the same dilema. I'm going to Mr. Right's Grandfather's for thanksgiving. His mother always cooks the meal (for 15 or so people) by herself. She insists I should bring anything but I hate to show up empty handed!

Sonshine said...

Never Tater Tot Casserole so I can't help you in that regards.

As to what to bring to Thanksgiving, I say bring a dessert or a veggie tray...those are the two things that one can't go wrong on. :)

Thanks for stopping by! I edited the post about the french toast for you. :) I cook it then cool it and then freeze it then pull out when I need it. :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with the other one about the dessert or veggie tray, also a cheese and cracker tray always hits the spot(sausage is a good addition to that too!)

Don't really have a set recipe for the Tot Casserole, but it sounds about right.

Never seen it with ketchup, but I add onions when browning the beef and then a layer of cheese before I put the tots on.

I have also seen recipes with either green beans or corn on before the tots go on as well.

Don't forget the salt and pepper!

Happy Thanksgiving