Monday, November 21, 2011

Meal Plan Monday {Nov 21} + WW {Wk27}

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Its going to be a busy week.  I’m going to fully take advantage of my open availability and do a lot of food prep in advance this week so that cooking on Thanksgiving will be easier!


  • AM – Doctors appt; PM – trip to Costco
  • Clean & chop all veggies for meals this week & for Thanksgiving {celery, carrots, onions, mushrooms, peppers, parsley}
  • Cook 1lb black beans
  • Clean bathrooms


  • Early AM – take Dad to airport; PM – pick up race packets for Thursday
  • Take Turkey Breasts out of the freezer; put in fridge when mostly de-thawed
  • Make pie crust; refrigerate until Wednesday
  • Hard boil 24 eggs
  • Boil macaroni salad noodles
  • Pre-mix deviled eggs filling
  • Clean guest room; change sheets
  • Clean master bedroom
  • Sweep & mop kitchen


  • Make chili in crock pot
  • Clean living room, entry way & hallways
  • Spot clean bathrooms & kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Make apple pie
  • Make Macaroni Salad {after mom arrives}
  • Make Deviled Eggs & Cream Cheese Roll Ups {after mom arrives}
  • Make Biscuits {to go with chili dinner}


  • Start Turkey Breasts before leaving for race
  • Start stuffing in the crock pot before leaving for race
  • Walk the 5k at the RUN TO FEED THE HUNGRY with TEAM EXTREME
  • Shower, cook, eat, clean, relax :)

Monday ~ Tofu Sloppy Joe’s

I enjoy finding new ways to use tofu as a meat replacement so last week when we were eating Tofu Tacos I mentioned to the husband that I thought tofu would be good in Sloppy Joe’s.  I Google’d it and found many variations but decided to go with the traditional recipe in one of my cookbooks.  I’ll share the recipe if it turns out good :)

Tuesday ~ leftovers

I know that we’ll have enough leftovers from Monday which will be good since I plan to spend a good chunk of time on Tuesday doing prep work for the Thanksgiving dishes.

Wednesday ~ Buffalo Chicken Chili 

We really enjoyed this when we made it a couple of weeks ago and it makes A LOT so I figured it would be a perfect simple crockpot meal to make while I’m busy in the kitchen doing more prep work for Thanksgiving and cleaning my house while awaiting my mom & step-dad’s arrival.


All the prep work and planning comes down to this one meal.  I couldn’t be more excited!

In 2008 & 2009 I cooked turkey breasts in the crock pot for just me and the husband.  In 2010 I cooked a full size turkey for us and my mom & step-dad with my moms assistance.  This year I’m cooking two 7+lb turkey breasts for us along with my mom & step-dad and my MIL.


  • Brie Cheese swirled with Cranberries served with crackers
  • Onion Dip served with chips {MIL is bringing this}
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Cream Cheese Roll Ups

Main Courses


Friday ~ leftovers

Yum, leftovers. 

Saturday ~ Spaghetti

I’m not sure how much leftovers we will have so I put some simple dishes on the meal plan for the weekend but we’ll eat leftovers until they are gone :)

Sunday ~ Tomato Orzo Soup {freezer}

When I made this last week I froze most of it.  Its always nice to have homemade soup on hand for easy meals.


What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Don’t forget to check out the links … you never know what you might discover!  There are some GREAT food blogs & recipe websites out there :)

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Weight Watchers Week 27 {11.14.11 – 11.20.11}
Weigh-in {11.21.11} = 136.6 lbs
Week 27 Loss = –0.2 lbs
Total Weight Loss = –13.6 lbs
Starting Weight {05.16.11} = 150.2 lbs
I earned 32 activity points
I exercised 5 out of 7 days
*I only tracked fully tracked on Monday & Tuesday.  I tracked most of Wednesday until we ended up going out to eat for dinner.  Then we ate out again on Thursday & Saturday.  My goal for Thanksgiving week is to track all my food on Monday-Wednesday and be mindful when eating/snacking during the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend.  Starting next week my plan is to fully get back on track --- no eating out, no candy, and no alcohol; and track all food until Christmas.  I’d like to get back below 135 before the end of the year. 
WW recaps can be found HERE.