Here's the menu for the week around Thanksgiving:
Breakfast every day: eggs, waffles, or oatmeal.
Lunch every day: homemade bread with whatever meat may be left in the fridge, and soup. It's likely I'll just make a gallon or 2 of chicken rice soup and let people reheat it as desired. (Yes, that's a gallon or two. And it'll only last maybe 3 days,)
Friday, November 16 (2 kids home)
Quick Sally Lunn bread
Chocolate (sheet) cake
Saturday, Nob. 17
Chicken with Pineapple & Carrots
Sunday, Nov. 18
Portuguese Sweet Bread
Yellow (sheet) cake
Monday, November 19
Steak (for kids)/Fish (for parents)
Orange Sponge Cake
Tuesday, November 20 (2 more kids home)
Chicken in a bag
Wednesday, Nov. 21 (1 kid plus relatives from CT arrive)
French Apple Cobbler
Friday, Nov. 23 (eldest son home)
Leftover turkey, stuffing, etc.
white rice (for the oldest son, who won't eat most starches(
leftover dessert by the ton
Saturday Nov. 24
Roast Leg of Lamb
Parsleyed potatoes/white rice (for aforementioned son)
Birthday Cake for Dan
One of my sons is bringing his girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, so someone who is not used to the normal lunatic pace of this house will be arriving during one of the looniest weeks of the year. Ah, well, I did tell him that she's invited at her own risk!
I'm still working out the side dishes for Thanksgiving. However, now that the rest of the week is written down, I have to cook it this way! What a relief not to have to think about those days!
And, of course, you all know who will be "helping" me, with his 275 lb self underfoot all week!