This week’s meal planner includes some super simple recipes (yes, including dessert!) that will get you through those hectic days before Thanksgiving!
Hi friends! THE THANKSGIVING COUNTDOWN IS ON!
And as it turns out, folks are still going to expect dinner on these next few days before Turkey Day, and in case you are up to your elbows in pie crust the way I am, this week I am sharing some of the easiest recipes I know.
As in, they will get you in and out of the kitchen during the pre-Thanksgiving days as quickly as possible, OR you can hand them off to whomever your Assistant Cook is and they will do just fine. Here’s mine…
To start, I have a Ham Steak with Apples that is all kinds of autumn-y, and is ready in about 15 minutes. Microwave a bag of trimmed green beans and you are golden!
Next up, a One Pot Parmesan Pasta, because goodness knows we are going to have enough pots to wash later in the week (and bonus points, this is always a fave with the kiddos).
Speaking of the kiddos, another easy kid-friendly supper is the always popular Chili Mac! Despite its name, it has a scrumptious mild flavor, and works some protein into dinner.
If you like your chili on the sassier side, I have a Cornmeal Beer Chili that is also a snap to make. And if you put both on this week’s menu, I don’t think you are going to get any complaints.
Our light meal this week is a warm and comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup. It’s one of those suppers that slow cooks itself all day long, so when you get to the end of that long day, dinner is just about ready!
And last but not least, dessert! My 1000% easiest dessert is a little number that I call Ridiculously Easy Peach Crumble. You’ll see why.
I’ll be back on Monday with my last but not least suggestion for a Thanksgiving side dish. You can also check out my supersized recipe round-up of Thanksgiving ideas here, and on Wednesday my recipe round-up of the week is going to be full of ideas for what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers.
And as always, we will be sharing another new menu next Saturday morning, full of post Thanksgiving dinner ideas.
You can always find our previous menus here, in case you want to mix things up!
Main Meal One
Take your ham supper from good to great with this recipe for ham steaks with apple walnut sauce! It’s sweet and savory deliciousness.
Main Meal Two
This easy recipe for one pot tomato Parmesan pasta cooks all the ingredients up together for a delicious and no fuss pasta supper!
Main Meal three
This easy chili mac recipe is a mixture of pasta, ground beef, tomatoes, cheese and a secret ingredient that folks will never guess!
Main Meal four
This recipe for cornmeal beer chili adds some delicious texture and extra flavor to this classic cold weather favorite!
What’s For Dessert?
This ridiculously easy peach crumble is a real crowd pleaser! Just don’t tell them how crazily easy it is as they come back for dessert seconds.