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Eats for the Week: 11/22/09

by Shawanda Greene

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After all these years, I finally learned how to dice an onion. Judging by the popularity of the video How to Chop an Onion on Clicker, I’m not the only one who’s struggled in this area. Don’t be afraid to watch the video if you’re among those who haven’t mastered this basic culinary skill. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

Noticeably missing from this week’s menu plan is the traditional Thanksgiving feast. Since I’m not going back home to Jacksonville this year, I’m on my own. There’s no point in making a whole bunch of food I’ll end up tossing out later. Instead, I’ve chosen catfish over turkey. The other dishes I’m preparing for Thanksgiving day are what I’d normally eat on the holiday.
Even without my auntie Rachel’s dressing, I’m still looking forward to this week’s eats.

Sunday – Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas (pictured above)

Monday – Poorman’s Sausage & Potatoes

Tuesday – Quinoa Chili

Wednesday – Leftovers

Thursday – Blackened Catfish Fillet, Collard Greens, Macaroni & Cheese and Sweet Potato Pie

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday – Grilled Cheese and Bacon Sandwich*

*I’m not actually going to use the recipe I’ve linked to. Although it would be funny (or scary) if I did.

If my dishes aren’t to your liking, :( check out other options on Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

Are you preparing a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year? What’s on your menu?

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MemeGRL November 23, 2009 at 4:11 AM

Great link to the quinoa chili–thanks!
My mother's family is Italian so we always started Thanksgiving with homemade ravioli! Otherwise, we stick with tradition….hope you have a great week!

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Money Funk November 23, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Okay, I really want to come over for dinner on Thursday. Sounds delicious! Infact you whole menu sounds delish. :)
We're just eatin' the same ole' thing. No non traditional for us.

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Rona November 25, 2009 at 1:22 AM

I love Collard Greens!
Yummy menu! I so want to head to your house for dinner.
I'm enjoying blog visiting while I'm watching "Law & Order" on TNT.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Kimbopaloopa December 6, 2009 at 1:11 AM

I watched the video on the correct way to make a grill cheese sandwich……I will try a lid next time……sometimes I use an potato peeler on the cheese……and raisin bread……yummy……my son says I make the best "girl cheese sandwiches"….He is 20(HeeHee) but coined the phrase when he was a wee one……..

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