Monday, November 7, 2011

Menu Monday and Giveaway Winner

I've been slacking lately- on the blog, in the kitchen, with the giveaway (whoops)... just seems like there's a lot going on! I'm back and ready to get things on track again! 

So, for starters I guess I should share the giveaway winner! Congrats to Amanda for winning the Shaklee cleaners!! You get a special award since you were the only one to enter! ha! 

I'm ready to get back in the kitchen- I've got to warm up my cooking skills again since Derek and I are making the Turkey this year for his family!!! I am beyond excited and extremely nervous because it's going to be huge! I will be using my Nani's special recipe, it's always wonderfully moist and juicy and extremely flavorful! She is German but married an American and moved to the United States. When she moved here, she wanted to cook like his family so she tried a Better Homes and Garden recipe for her Thanksgiving Turkey. She tweaked it through the years and once my dad and his sister started doing the the turkey, they used the same recipe. Everyone tweaks it to their taste, but it's still that same basic recipe that my Nani found so many years ago!

Ready for an exciting menu?!! 

(I bought some pre-seasoned meat as part of a special and added my favorite spices- southwestern chipotle seasoning and cumin and sauteed it with some onion and bell peppers! It was really good!)

(This is a new recipe from Pioneer Woman! I had several apples laying around that were just a little too soft for me, so this is the perfect use for them!)

(Thanks to pinterest, I found this little gem. I've been wanting to try it for a while now!)

(I love this type of pasta sauce so I'm just going to whip up something based off a few different recipes)

(Usually I don't do pork and even when I do it's never twice in one week but this sounded really different from the other! Click here for the recipe)

Saturday we are having a very special Tea Party for Derek's grandmother (more on that later). I'm going to be doing some special things for that. I've still not hammered out my menu since I'm trying to be health conscious! 

I'm also going to be working on some appetizers and snacks to freeze for next weekend! We are celebrating Thanksgiving a week early with Derek's dad's side of the family! (That's when we will be doing our Turkey!!) 

I will try to post some special Thanksgiving themed recipes soon!!

What's on your menu this week?


Taylor Kee said...

I'm itching to try that new PW pot roast recipe!!! And I can already tell you that the tomato basil cream pasta and the french chicken broccoli supreme are both very yummy!!! I can't wait to hear about how the pot roast turns out!

derekandnicki said...

The roast was SO good! I'm not a huge fruit with my meat fan but this was delish!! Loved the french chicken broccoli supreme too! I added rice to beef it up a little and it still turned out really well! I'll probably be making the pasta tonight or tomorrow! I don't think you can go wrong with a tomato and cream sauce- it's the best of both worlds! :) 

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