Monday, November 1, 2010

November Food

I love November! The air is chilly, the skies are blue, and the trees are still beautifully arrayed here in the south. It's a month of football, Thanksgiving, and my birthday! Who could ask for more from a month?
I have a hard time containing myself when I grocery shop on the first of the month; I always come home with enough food for several weeks instead of my intended one week's worth. So for November, I'll give you a rough run-down of the food we'll have for the next two weeks.
Monday Nov. 1 Roasts were bogo today, so I purchased two lovely ones for our month of food. The first is in the crock pot right now with a can of Italian seasoned chopped tomatoes, a 1/2 cup of red wine, and 3 beef bullion cubes. We'll have our roast with gravy, rice, salad and a winter vegetable mix.
Tuesday Nov. 2 Hubby and I are going out with the hubby's office for dinner. Kids will eat rollups and cold veggies and fruit with the babysitter.
Wednesday Nov. 3 Sneaking in a no meat meal with these black beans and rice tortillas. Shhh! Don't tell the hubby! We'll have guacamole and chips and a salad with these.
Thursday Nov. 4 Bread making day! I'll use the leftover beef from Monday to make a beef stew and we'll eat it with our homemade bread and a salad.
Friday Nov. 5 Easy cheesy pizza with pepperonis and a salad.
Saturday Nov. 6 Can I serve Italian two nights in a row? Why not? I'll be out most of the day and tired when I come home, so I'll be serving this frozen lasagna with frozen broccoli and a salad.
Sunday Nov. 7 We eat with the small group! Yeah!
Monday Nov. 8 Chicken and dumplings is something I always forget about until the weather gets chilly. (Hurray for fall!) We'll be having a big pot of this:
3 cups AP flour, 1/4 t baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons shortening, 1 cup of iced broth, 1 whole chicken cut up, 6 cubes chicken bullion, onion, celery,  salt and pepper to taste. 
Boil chicken for 1 1/2 hours with 6 bullion cubes. Scoop out one cup of broth and put in freezer. Cut chicken off bones and discard bones. Place chicken back in broth. Let sit while 1 cup of broth almost freezes. Sift flour, soda, and salt. Cut in shortening. Stir in nearly frozen broth. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick and cut into 2 inch squares. Bring chicken and broth to simmering. Add chopped onion and celery. Add dough squares. Boil for 2 minutes. Simmer for 15-30 minutes. Enjoy!
Tuesday Nov. 9 Sandwiches to finish off last week's homemade bread.
Wednesday Nov. 10 Stir fried rice with some chicken that I held back from the whole one I boiled for the dumplings on Monday. I usually cook the rice, fry it with 2-3 T olive oil, add scrambled egg, chicken, and frozen peas. I season the whole thing with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce. I have some frozen endamame, so I may use that in it or on the side instead of the peas.
Thursday Nov. 11 I think it's time for a big pot of easy chili! I'll probably shred some carrot in it and serve it with chips as a one-dish wonder.
Friday Nov. 12 More Italian--tonight it's easy spaghetti with ground turkey.
Saturday Nov. 13 Leftovers
Oh and at some point in the next two weeks, I'd like to make these homemade crackers.
So there's a couple of weeks worth of Of Such is the Kingdom cooking. I hope you have a happy November!
Linked with Menu Plan MondayMeatless Monday, and Hearth and Soul.
Linked to Tempt My Tummy TuesdayTuesdays at the TableAnything RelatedDelicious DishesSlightly Indulgent TuesdayToot Your Horn TuesdayTuesday TwisterTwo for TuesdayTuesday Tastes, and Tasty Tuesdays over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and A Beautiful Mess


  1. This sounds like a delicious schedule. By the way, I'm having a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter.

  2. Well planned and it seems you'd chosen mostly healthy and easy to cook foodie...thanks for the visit dear..

  3. I need to make some bread.. I have a bread maker sitting here (for years) and haven't used it but maybe 4 times! I've had it for 14 years! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Looks like you have a great two weeks planned.

  5. Thanks for linking to My Meatless Mondays. You ae organized, that is for sure. More power to you.

  6. These posts always make me so hungry!!!! =D

  7. Oh, my...I'm getting hungry just reading your post. I'm right in the middle of making out a grocery list, so I can head to the store after voting. Thanks for the inspiration!


  8. I love a delicious menu plan, knowing what is on the menu helps my family so much, they will eat the surprises especially if they know their favorites are coming up - thanks for sharing the dumpling recipe also with us at the hearth and soul hop!