Menu Plan: November 15 - November 21

If you've ever been to Five Guys Burgers & Fries, you know that they serve roasted peanuts from a box while you wait for your order.  I treated the kids to lunch recently at our local Five Guys.  We got a serving of peanuts to shell at the table.  After finishing our hamburgers, there were still some peanuts on our table.  Just scoop them into the bag with the leftover fries.

They're fun to snack on.  But it gave me a hankering for boiled peanuts.  Those slimy, squishy, good-when-hot-but-yuck-when-not snacks.  Most often they're found at roadside stands in the American rural South.  They are definitely an acquired taste.

Yes, it's an established fact that I'm weird.  Just deal with it.  In other foodie news, here's this week's menu plan.
  • Monday
    • Breakfast:  banana bread
    • Supper:  take-out/delivery (afternoon teacher conferences + evening ballet class = no time to cook [slow cooker on the blink])
  • Tuesday
    • Breakfast:  cereal
    • Supper:  meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots (save some potatoes for Friday)
  • Wednesday
    • Breakfast:  oatmeal
    • Supper:  baked eggs, salad, homemade bread
  • Thursday
    • Breakfast:  blueberry muffins
    • Supper:  baked mac and cheese, creamed spinach, beets in orange sauce
  • Friday
    • Breakfast:  soft-boiled eggs, toast
    • Supper:  butternut squash soup, homemade potato bread (use left-over potatoes)
  • Saturday
    • Breakfast:  pancakes, sausage
    • Supper: pizza for girls, Mr. Gaelic and I are headed to a party for our friends' daughter who is in graduate school in London and will be home for the holidays
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast:  bacon, eggs, grits, toast
    • Dinner:  potluck (need to clean out the fridge and freezer in anticipation of Thanksgiving)
Thanksgiving?  Already?  That means that Christmas is 41 days from today!  Didn't we just celebrate Hallowe'en?  Ack! 

Please don't send me boiled peanuts for Christmas.  They're best eaten hot and fresh.  Just like Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts.  But that's another blog entirely.


  1. Where is the all important haggis?

  2. I do believe we will eat out Thanksgiving. No one seems to mind and it just gives me one major meal to make..Christmas dinner.

  3. Krispy Kreme you say? I'm already dead in the water. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a doughnut like Krispy Kreme. Just the thought sends my entire self into shivers of sublimness (new word, lol). You know why they're so good don't you? It's they unadulterated fat content, that's why. Nothing makes taste better than fat, lol. Life is NOT fair.

  4. How do you go about menu planning? I know it is cost effective and would like to start but am overwhelmed by it.

  5. @Laoch, Do you know how difficult it is to find sheep's blood?

    @Ramblin', I enjoy cooking. Just not the cleaning.

    @Jenny, I have been known to sigh, "This is better than sex" when getting a hot, now glazed at the drive thru.

    @Gail, It'll be tomorrow's blog.