Monday, November 1, 2010

November Menu

Every month I make a menu that includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner.  Today when I was picking up my kindergartner a friend asked what we were having for dinner tonight, so Melissa tonight we are having turkey rollups.  And here is what we are having every night this month.  *I got the idea from so check out her menu and great home school ideas*

November 2010 Menu

Turkey Rollups
1 lb deli turkey
1 box stove top stuffing
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cranberry sauce or 1 recipe of Kneaders Cranberry Sauce

Make stuffing mix according to package directions.  On each piece of turkey place a large spoonful of stuffing then roll up like a burrito. Place in pan. Mix soup with ½ can water to for gravy and pour over the top of the turkey rolls. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until heated thoroughly.  Serve with cranberry sauce if desired.

Kneaders Cranberry Sauce
1 quart fresh cranberries
1 cup white sugar
2 to 3 oranges to equal 1 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cloves

Squeeze oranges to equal 1cup fresh orange juice.
In a large saucepan with a heavy bottom combine cranberries, sugar and orange juice.
 Add orange zest.
 Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until cranberries begin to pop. This will take 15 to 18 minutes.  Do not over cook
 Remove from heat  
 Let cool.  Blend to desired consistency.
For option #1, blend spices into sugar before cooking.
For option #2 add pecans after blending.
This recipe can be make 2 days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.
Nothing tastes as good as fresh.