November Meal Plan and Desserts

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I got to try sweet potato pie for the first time, and I have to say it tastes just like pumpkin pie. It was delicious! We also had homemade apple pie, which was really good too. To continue with the holiday dessert theme, we made ginger molasses cookies today. Simply amazing. The recipe is from the cookbook Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.

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The recipe called for whole wheat pastry flour, which is something we didn’t have. I was thankful to find it in the bulk bins at the grocery store and got the two cups I needed for only one dollar! If you ever need a small amount of something, don’t underestimate the bulk bins section to buy the exact quantity. It helps limit unneeded leftovers and waste. One of our local grocery stores also has a bulk spice area, so you can get just a tiny bit instead of a whole container. It’s great to try new flavors and prevent overfilling your pantry. The whole wheat pastry flour was noticeably lighter, softer, and fluffier that regular whole wheat flour. I would definitely buy it again.

With dessert finished, here is our meal plan for dinners this week:

Sunday: Chicken fajita rice bowl (shown below) - all the fixings for chicken fajitas served over brown rice. I roasted the chicken and bell pepper in the oven after tossing them with olive oil, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder.

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Monday: Homemade pizza with mushrooms and olives

Tuesday: Frittata with spinach, roasted red peppers, and feta

Wednesday: Spaghetti with homemade bolognese sauce

Thursday: Curried coconut butternut squash soup with baguette

Friday: Black bean quesadillas with salsa and guacamole

Saturday: Meatballs with roasted potatoes

We will have a green side salad every night with dinner too.

What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Cassie says she likes to eat stuffed animals, but she also likes to cuddle with her cousin Jack :)

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