These Weekly Menu recipes allow you to get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try some delicious and easy dishes! This week I highly recommend making the Thanksgiving Gobbler Rolls, Roasted Cornish Hens, and my Pork Ragu!
Happy Sunday TKW Family and Happy almost Thanksgiving! Are you ready for it? I’m eh.. kind of ready. I mean I have most of the stuff bought. Now it’s just taking the time to make the rolls and dessert.
Those I typically make a day or two ahead of time. Do you make any dishes ahead and just reheat the day of serving?
I received a high volume of emails and DM’s last week about Thanksgiving and turkeys. Even though I have a bunch of posts about this on the website and have said this numerous times throughout the year, I wanted to touch on a few things.
Can I stuff my turkey ahead of time and store it in the fridge?
No. Absolutely not! Per the USDA, “Harmful bacteria can survive in stuffing that has not reached the safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F (73.9° C) possibly resulting in foodborne illness. Therefore, it is essential that you always use a food thermometer to check the temperature of the stuffing.”
How to PROPERLY thaw a turkey
I wrote up an entire huge post on this. Seriously, read it as you do NOT want to get sick! But here are some basic guidelines:
- Turkey weight up to 12 pounds, thaw IN THE FRIDGE 1-3 days
- Turkey weight 12-16 pounds, thaw IN THE FRIDGE 3-4 days
- Turkey weight 16-20 pounds, thaw IN THE FRIDGE 4-5 days
- Turkey weight 20-24 (yes they really exist) pounds, thaw IN THE FRIDGE 5-6 days
How to cook a turkey
I oven roast my birds. So in this post I talk about about how to oven roast a turkey.
In that post you’ll find:
- Using a Roasting pan and rack
- Meat Temperatures
- Cooking temps
- Cooking Times
How do I make perfect gravy?
See this post as I walk you through it!
- Deglaze the pan.
- Separate the fat
- Make a roux
- Add the pan drippings
- Add the stock
- Make it AMAZING!
How do I fix my gravy? It’s lumpy/thick/thin…
See this post as I walk you through it!
TKW On YouTube
As I mention every Sunday, I have a YouTube channel. I’d LOVE and appreciate it if you subscribed there. I’m brand spanking new there and with the millions of TKW Family members out there, I really need to build up my subscription base there.
Not only am I creating videos for my newer recipes but I’m also going back and creating them for my most popular recipes.
Since I have 1000+ recipes posted, it’ll take me a little bit to get them all done but I’ll get there.
My goal is to do more longer-type 10-15 minute cooking videos where I talk to you while cooking – think TV-show but candid.
Candid in the sense of – I scrape the whole bowl out (no, we don’t waste stuff in my house), I’ll get batter on my face, flour on my chest and laugh at myself because I dropped/tripped/or just messed up what I was trying to say.
You’ll get me as me – true authentic Lori
Did you make a recipe? Leave a blog comment!
So why do I ask this? Two reasons:
- Honest feedback is appreciated. It helps me learn and grow.
- Most folks read the comments first before they decide on making a recipe or not.
We all visit blogs looking for delicious items and inspiration. What I find (and you should as well) the MOST USEFUL thing is the comments that people leave. Honest feedback, good or bad but respectful please, on a recipe.
You can give suggestions on what you’d tweak or a spin you put on it. Heck or just tell me that you loved it! Like how to make vegan, keto, or not use mushrooms.
This is how I grow and become better on here and it gives you guys real feedback. The absolute most critical thing you can do for me is to leave a comment on the blog recipe post.
When I look at someone else’s recipe I read the comments as to me, that’s honest feedback. So when you make a recipe of mine or plan on making it, leave a comment on the post. I, and everyone else that goes to my site, truly would appreciate it!
Highlighted Recipes of the week!
Recipes that are tried and true but ones that you may have forgotten about,
- PA Dutch Dressing– This classic PA Dutch Potato Dressing is the perfect side dish to any holiday or Sunday supper! Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to quickly have this be a family favorite for generations to come!
- Caramel Pumpkin Dinner Rolls– Hands down the BEST dinner roll I have ever eaten in my entire life! Super light and fluffy, caramel pumpkin dinner rolls
- Candied Maple Bacon Dijon wrapped Brussels Sprouts – Even Brussels Sprouts “haters” gobble up these Candied Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dijon Glaze!
- Roasted Maple Brown Sugar Acorn Squash– With hints of maple, brown sugar and cinnamon, these Roasted Acorn Squash slices go perfectly with your Thanksgiving turkey!
- Double Chocolate Occasion Cookies-Whether it’s for love, mending a broken heart or because you need ME TIME, these cookies are perfect for you! A soft, fudge-like cookie that just melts in your mouth!
Weekly Dinner Menu – What to cook this week
With that guys, I’m getting this off to you all. Stay tuned for your newsletter AND your bonus recipe! Have one fantabulously amazing day!
Below I’ve put together some easy and delicious meal prep recipes that can help with dinner or lunch for the week. Plus dessert as well, you always have to have dessert! Is your favorite recipe listed below?
With that, have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Pork Ragu
♥ Tuesday – Skinny Chicken Burrito Bowl
♥ Wednesday – One Pot Cheesy Chili Beef Pasta
♥ Thursday – Roasted Cornish Hens
♥ Friday – Gobbler Pizza
♥ Saturday – Thanksgiving Gobbler Rolls
♥ Sunday – Dried Cranberries and Turkey Wrap