- Friday: Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Bacon – We really liked this, especially since it wasn’t nearly as rich as you might expect, though I still love a salad with my pizza. HIGHLY recommend fresh basil to finish it off.
- Saturday: French Bistro Inspired Dinner Party with the Lau’s and Renno’s
- Sunday: Kentucky Hot Brown Bake – We liked this, but it look about 90 minutes, so plan accordingly to avoid your husband asking you every 10 minutes if dinner is ready. I will say I felt like it needed something like a schmear of mustard, but that might just be me, as Jim said it was fine as is. For the record, he says almost everything is fine as is.
- Monday: Left-Overs of Short-Ribs and Pear Salad – If it’s good the first time, why not have more?
- Tuesday: Steakhouse Baked Potatoes – This is a great easy and well received meal in our house, especially now that Carter has decided he likes potatoes. I recommend making an extra potato for lunches and/or killer hashbrowns on the weekend.
- Wednesday: Southwest Chicken Salads with Avocado Ranch
- Thursday: Thanksgiving Contributions: Slow Cooker Stuffing with Sausage, Apples, and Cranberry, Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprout Gratin with Shallots and Rosemary, Bourbon-Caramel Pumpkin Tart – The stuffing was great, though I did finish in the oven, as I was nervous I wouldn’t get any crunch and/or brown in the slow cooker. The Brussels sprouts were as delicious as the first time. I will say that I quarter, rather than shred, my sprouts, as I like them to keep their crunch through the sauté and baking process. Now, the tart. I cannot tell you how excited I was to make this. On the flip side, I cannot tell you how disappointed I was in how it turned out. I followed the directions to a T, and to see how the final product cracked and separated was a huge bummer. I will say it tasted great, but the presentation was less than desirable.