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Dad’s Special Green Beans

Serves 6-8


1 pound green beans

1/2 -1 tablespoon butter, depending on how much you like butter

1/2 -1 clove minced garlic, depending on how much you like garlic

Place the green beans in a steaming basket and steam them for 4-5 minutes, until they are almost done, but still a little crunchy.

In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the garlic.

Throw in the green beans and cook, stirring frequently, until they are limp and bright green, 1-2 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve hot.

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Thanksgiving Meal Plan

  Here is our meal plan for Thanksgiving week:

Sunday: Spaghetti

Monday:  Peanut Chicken with Rice and Broccoli

Tuesday:  Lamb Chops or Hamburgers with Bruschetta 

Wednesday:  We are eating out because it is my mom’s birthday.

Thanksgiving:  Turkey,  Stuffing,  Mashed Potatoes,  Cranberry Orange Salad,  Sweet Potato Casserole,  Dad’s Special Green Beans,  Rolls (the recipe comes from our cousins),  Stuffed Dates,  Cranberry Bread,  Peach Pie,  Cherry Pie,  Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Coconut PieApple Crisp

Friday:  Turkey Quesadillas

Meal Plan #8

Here is our meal plan for this week:

Sunday: Leftovers

Monday: Beef Stew

Tuesday: Grilled Chicken with Sweet Potatoes  and Broccolli

Wednesday: Chili

Thursday: Eat out

Friday: Potato Soup

Meal Plan #7

We picked up a Bountiful Basket this week and this is what was in it: corn, green beans, squash, mushrooms, mangoes, oranges, kiwi, blueberries, and bananas.  (See Meal Plan #1 for more information on Bountiful Baskets.)

We also picked up a Mexican basket, which included zucchini, lemons, cilantro, onions, tomatillos, garlic, jalepenos, serrano peppers, and some other peppers.

Here is what we are making:

Sunday: Thai Curry Soup

Monday: Hot Dogs and Corn on the Cob

Tuesday: Pineapple Pork Chops with grilled vegetables

Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff and green beans

Thursday: Mexican

Friday: Pizza

We are also going to make tomatillo salsa.

Honey Mustard Pork Chops

This is a great meal to freeze-just put the marinade and pork chops in a Zip-loc bag and put it in the freezer!

Serves 6-8


1/4 cup mustard

1/4  cup honey

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram

6-9 boneless pork loin chops

Mix together all of the ingredients except the pork chops.

Pour the mixture over the pork chops, cover, and let sit for 1-8 hours.

Grill the pork chops…

…and serve them over rice.


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Meal Plan #6

Here is this week’s meal plan:

Sunday: Steaks with grilled vegetables

Monday: Pulled Beef Sandwiches and a corn and tomato salad

Tuesday: Spaghetti

Wednesday: Hamburgurs

Thursday: Honey Mustard Pork Chops and a green salad

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Meal Plan #5

Here’s what we are eating this week:

Sunday: Mexican Goulash

Monday: Chuck Roast

Tuesday: Hamburgers

Wednesday-Sunday: Out of town.

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