Monday – Menu Plan for December 2, 2013

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our was enjoyable and topped off by a visit to church.

My husband likes to revisit the cooking aspect of our hosted dinners.

This year he thought the turkey was dry (he was in charge of that). We brined it and followed these intricate instructions we have according to size of bird. The last bit of roasting we let go on too long. I think it was over by about 15 minutes hence a dryer bird.

I know the potatoes weren’t ideal and that, I think, was due to the variety of potato I chose. I used Russets which I boiled too long hence most of the starch came out and they were a little watery. Next year I’m using  Yukon Gold as those always give me a rich mashed potato.

The gravy was wonderful as usual. I use a great recipe from America’s Test kitchen….Now that I’ve said that I need to see if I can dig it up to post for you.

And the stuffing was okay but I really slapped that together with an afterthought.

We have been eating leftovers. Everybody brought something to the dinner and we sent our guests home with plenty of leftovers which is always planned.

The turkey carcass went straight into the crockpot for soup stock and then we had Turkey Quesadillas the next night.

If you need any more leftover recipes you’ll find a great one for an After Thanksgiving Potpie below.

 Now here’s my menu for this week. Nothing special except the gnocchi I want to try

Monday: Leftover Lasagne from last night

Tuesday: Baked Catfish

Wednesday: Potato Gnocchi, Steak

Thursday: Chicken coconut curry over rice

Friday: Beef Quesadillas

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