Sunday, November 14, 2010

Menu Plan, Pre-Primal / Paleo Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition

I had a sort of a wacky idea tonight. We're heading to a relatives' house for Thanksgiving dinner later this month, so I'm not anticipating a lot of leftover turkey (or any leftovers, really) coming out of that evening. But turkey is so CHEAP right now; $0.47/lb. at Giant! And why is it precisely that folks don't make turkey more often? Burnout! They're always trying to do it on a day when they have 100 other dishes to cover as well. So I'm thinking of trying to thaw and roast a frozen turkey from Giant, and then putting the cooked leftovers in the freezer for future use in soups.

One other wacky idea: I'm going to bake a whole bunch of sweet potatoes, mash'em, and freeze the leftovers in portions.

Breakfast - Pumpkin custards
Lunch - Caprese salad - rBGH-free mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, on top of greens, with a bit of liverwurst
Dinner - Bacon zucchini quiche, salad

Breakfast - Fried eggs, bananas for the girls
Lunch - Apple slices with almond butter, leftover quiche
Dinner - Slow cooked pork roast with carrots, leeks, potatoes

Breakfast - Blueberries (on sale at Giant!) with whole fat yoghurt
Lunch - Lunch at preschool with my daughter for a "Thanksgiving Feast"
Dinner - Leftover pork roast; baked/mashed sweet potatoes

Breakfast - Cheesy scrambled eggs
Lunch - Bananamandeln smoothies
Dinner - Shrimp and asparagus over spaghetti squash with a white wine reduction

Breakfast - Mixed berries, cottage cheese
Lunch - Packed to eat with a friend; boiled eggs, apples, nuts, raisins, etc.
Dinner - Roast turkey, wasabi asparagus (on sale this week at Giant for $1.99/lb.!)

Preschool Lunch Ideas:
Lunchbox #27: Pumpkin custard, liverwurst, quiche
Lunchbox #28: Blueberries, wasabi asparagus spears, slices of Kerrygold cheese, apple slices with almond butter


  1. Hi! I just wanted to say I am totally in love with your blog! I've been reading it for about a week now and digging through all your old posts and it is seriously like finding a goldmine! It is sooooooo difficult to find any family-friendly primal sites or blogs as most tend to be oriented to a more, ahem, "mature" palate, lol. I have two little-ish ones (3 and 5) and all four of us (hubby included) are primal, but we actually were all led to this diet for different reasons.....funny how that works out, huh? Anyway, thanks so much and keep up the FANTASTIC work!!!!! :)

  2. Shauntae - welcome!! Glad that you are enjoying your 'stay'. Hope that you continue to find useful stuff here at Primal Kitchen, and good luck feeding your family. :)


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