Week 15 Menu and lots of Turkey!

Hi everyone! Thanksgiving is creeping up on us. I can't believe it's almost here! I need to finish my grocery shopping! This week should be a fun week, since Grandma and Grandpa are coming to visit! We're really excited to have some visitors!

Last week was a low key, since Dave was gone almost all week on work travel. It was a nice break from cooking dinner everyday. The kids are happy with waffles (which are yummy -- sometime I'll post the recipe) and spaghetti.

Now on to this week's set of menus:

Monday: clam chowder, rolls/or bread

Tuesday: white chili

Wednesday: sweet and sour chicken with rice

Thursday: turkey, mashed pototatoes, Great Grandma's stuffing, gravy, rolls, and who knows what else we'll have (I still need to plan a little more)

Friday: turkey noodle soup (it's a tradition!)

Saturday: rich and creamy pasta bake (taking dinner to a gal in our ward who is having a baby)

Sunday: leftovers

This will be my third year in a row that I get to cook the turkey. I think it's really fun. Hopefully it goes pretty well. This is the only time a year that I buy lots of fresh herbs to cook with. I love cooking with fresh herbs! Sometime I'll have a herb garden. Anyway...Just wanted to share links to my favorite turkey recipes.

For the brine recipe, I use Emeril's recipe found here. To actually cook the turkey, I use Giada's recipe found here.

Just because every post is better with a picture, so here is a picture of my first turkey in 2006. Just focus on the beautiful turkey and not so much on me. Happy Thanksgiving! And don't forget to post your menus for this week.