Monthly Menu Plan – November

Monthly Menu Plan - November

Chocolate Chip Scones from Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam

We’re in the home stretch of 2009 and speeding towards 2010.  This month’s menu includes the Thanksgiving holiday, what to do with those leftovers and fast meals that keep you on schedule.  As usual, these are gluten free and dairy free recipes and stay true to my motto,  Good Food No Matter What!™

1- Mexican Seafood Soup

2- Burgers, oven roasted potatoes, green beans

3- Chicken Stirfry

4- Posole with homemade tortillas

5- Mini Buffalo Sauce Turkey Burgers, potato skins and bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

6- Pupusas

7- Chili Piquin Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

8- Mexican Scallops

9- Eating out – The Counter

10- Freezer Finds

11- Lamb Ragu

12- Fish and Chips

13- Chicken Hash

14- Eating Out – Restaurant Eve

15- Handmade Tamales

16- Mediterranean Tuna Pasta with Artichokes

17- Beef and Pork Cabbage Soup

18- Sports Banquet Pot Luck

19- Shrimp With Buffalo & Pork Chipotle Chorizo

20- Garlic Garbanzo Bean, Swiss Chard and Pancetta Soup and Sandwiches

21- Strip Steaks, Hand Cut Oven Fries, Broccoli

22- Eating Out – Oyamel

23- Buffalo Cranberry & Wine Sausage with Pork

24- Eating Out – Central Richard

25- Leftovers from the freezer

26- Thanksgiving Menu- Oven Roasted Spatchcock Turkey, Pancetta & Sausage Sage Stuffing, Creamy Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Shallot Green Beans, Cranberry Salsa, Cranberry Walnut Bread by Elana Amsterdam,   Elana’s Chocolate Chip Scones, Pumpkin Pudding

27- Leftover Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup or Vegetable Soup

28- Stuffing Stuffed Pork Chop Loaf

29- Italian Meatball Wedding Soup

30- Turkey Tetrazzini

7 Responses to Monthly Menu Plan – November

  1. Brenda Wilkey November 2, 2009 at 12:14 am #

    WOW! I plan a week at a time but I have a hard time doing much more than that. I am going to have to give some of these ideas a try. Pumpkin pudding has to be a big hit for Thanksgiving? The scones look wonderful. Thank you for all of the new ideas.

    • Diane November 2, 2009 at 8:07 am #

      Brenda- I found one day by accident, that it only took me another 10 minutes or so to finish out the month after planning a week. I would think of lots of ideas on any given protein but since I rotate them I had extra ideas. It also was easier to do a rotation menu for longer than a month. It's great because now for the next few weeks I don't really have to think about it. I double check the menu to see if I need any of the ingredients and make sure I have them on hand. Give it a try one month and you'll never go back. Everyone does enjoy the pumpkin pudding. I love it warm and could really use some right now!

  2. gfe--gluten free eas November 2, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    Diane–You are SO impressive! You remind us that Thanksgiving is really right around the corner. I just found out I am hosting! LOL I'll be using many tried and true recipes and some that are new to our extended family.

    And, yes, the scones look great … I'm having tea with my girlfriends on Friday afternoon–do you think you could swing by with these? 😉


    • Diane November 2, 2009 at 8:11 am #

      Shirley- Wish I could swing by but first I need to get baking again. These little gems don't last very long around here. Even when I hide them in the freezer.

      I can't believe this year has flown by. I always loved Thanksgiving but have not for the past couple of years after finding out I couldn't have gluten or dairy. It's taken me a while to figure out the best way to recreate my favorite food memories. I think this year I have done it. When I tested out the stuffing, Scott said that was all I needed to make on Thanksgiving and forget the rest! He's so funny, but right.

      I'm sure you'll have a great time hosting as it comes so natural to you. Have fun on Friday!

  3. Barb November 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas! You inspire me to try to be a bit more forward thinking!

    • Diane November 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

      Barb- Thank you for taking time to comment. I'm glad you are enjoying my menu ideas. Planning a month is actually easier than just a week. Plan ahead, live in the moment!


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