I haven't made a menu plan in a little while. But I figure since we aren't homeschooling in December, I don't have an excuse for not planning and making meals this month. Although my pantry is a little bare at the moment — although I do apparently have a lot of tomato products in the back left corner — and I only have one meal's worth of chicken in the freezer, I think I'll just work on using up what I have on hand before making a big shopping trip. Hmmmm. I wonder how long we'll be able to make it before I just have to go grocery shopping? I'm shooting for Friday.
Here's what I plan to make this week with what I have on hand:
- Baked beans and creamed corn cornbread (using the recipe by my favorite Food Network chef, Alton Brown)
- Vegetable stir-fry
- Chicken taco soup
- Pita Bread Pizzas
I'd also like to use up those cans of pumpkin I have by giving these recipes a try:
And of course, since I'm a devout chocoholic, I definitely have to try this recipe of Kate's:
And make sure you stop back by here on Monday, December 15th, for the first course of our Bloggy Progressive Dinner. You won't want to miss it!
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