Meal Plan Monday

Hmm…what to talk about? It’s not like there’s a huge national holiday this week that someone interested in food might want to talk about. Nope.

Did you “gobble” up that sarcasm?

I’ve had my share of Thanksgiving adventures. There was the year we first fried the turkey. There was the year that I didn’t eat any bad foods (we’re talking nothing but turkey and green beans on my plate, and I almost gave my dad a heart attack when I passed on his sage stuffing in order to eat sautéed chard I’d brought myself).

And of course, there was last year when I went to London (and have dreamed of going back ever since).

pub sign on thanksgiving in london

My blog feed has been absolutely overflowing with Thanksgiving recipes for at least a month. Frankly, I’m kind of sick of it. The “healthified” stuffing. The “perfect” pumpkin pie. The “classic” mashed potatoes. It’s just too much. And it just reminds me that this is sort of kinda or at least used to be mainly a food blog, and I’m not posting shit about food lately. (I blame the lack of natural light this time of year and the fact that all I want to do is make like a bear and hibernate.)

However you’re planning to celebrate the holiday this week, I hope you find time to contemplate the thing we’re actually supposed to talk about during Thanksgiving – what we’re grateful for.

For me, a few of those things are (in no particular order): Sous Chef, cats, Netflix, fleece blankets, Epicuren face care, and cheese.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Meal Plan

Monday: Roasted Balsamic Chicken Breasts with Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges (via eMeals)

Tuesday: Bun-less French Onion Burgers (via Food Network) with Braised Potatoes (via America’s Test Kitchen)

Wednesday: Spicy Eggs in Arrabbiata Sauce

Thursday: Thanksgiving (duh)

Friday: 2nd Thanksgiving (because where I’m from, one isn’t enough)