Sunday, December 27, 2009

Menu Plan - Dec. 27


What a week. We're back from celebrating Christmas with Frog Prince's family, and we had a wonderful time. We hope all of you had a great time celebrating the birth of our Savior.

My Mother-in-Law and I did some yummy baking/cooking in her kitchen, and I can't wait to post some gluten-free recipes in the next couple of weeks. Most of our meals while gone for the holiday were meat and potatoes -- a real change from what we typically eat at home. But, along with the meat and potatoes, we also enjoyed:

Anise Cookies

Christmas Eve Roast

Christmas Eggs

Cran-Raspberry Jello

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Pie Crust (and Pie!)

Christmas Pork

Mint Pie

Yum - o.
It was a tasty week.

This week, we're trying to clean out the freezer a bit, and make some make-ahead meals so that we're able to be ready for the start of a new semester just after the new year. We're back to work through Wednesday before Frog Prince has more time off at the end of the week. Frog Prince has a major deadline on Tuesday evening, and I hope to get one more paper finished up before the New Year; thus, Monday and Tuesday meals are going to be easy to prepare to help us finish these projects.

We will be ringing in the New Year with some of our all-time favorite treats (see menu for Thursday/Friday):

Breakfast -
Apple Cranberry Granola, bananas
Lunch - Sandwiches in the car...
Dinner -
Turkey Noodle Soup (from freezer), crackers
Dessert -
Dark Chocolate Cherry Bark

- Kris Kringle Pancakes (from freezer)
Lunch - leftover soup and sandwiches
Dinner -
Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese, broccoli
Dessert -
Baked Apples

Breakfast -
Granola, dried fruit
Lunch -
Grilled cheese, cooked carrots
Dinner - Crockpot Soup (from my new cookbook!)

Breakfast -
Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins (freeze extras)
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner -
Chili, Tomato Basil Bread

Thursday (New Years Eve)
Breakfast -
Sweet Potato Waffles, apple-y syrup
Earlier Dinner -
Pizza and fruit salad
Evening Snacks - Taco Dip, cheese, crackers, & summer sausage

Friday (2010!!!!)
Breakfast -
Garden Veggie Quiche, Blueberry Muffins
Lunch - left over pizza
Dinner - Stir Fry, brown rice and pineapple
Dessert - Cheesecake (new)

Breakfast - Leftover
Garden Veggie Quiche and Blueberry Muffins
Lunch -
Grilled cheese, salad with fresh veggies,
Dinner -
Crockpot Chicken and Roasted Veggies, fruit salad

Enjoy the last week of 2009! We're c
ounting down the days here with a week of our favorite recipes from 2009.


  1. I'd love a recipe for Christmas eggs. I was looking for a casserole type dish I can prep the night before and just pop into the oven while we open presents.

  2. OK... I am working on my new year's resolutions, among them will be an attempt at menu planning...

    do you have any basic tips or suggestions to get me started... I have never thought neyond a day or two

  3. That MINT PIE looks sooooo GOOOOD!!!! Hope you have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  4. Yum yum yum so many good eats. I want that mint pie. Seriously.

  5. What a lovely feast and great week you have planned. Love the countdown idea.

  6. I'm pretty sure I just want to come eat at your house this week!

  7. I was looking through your pictures. Your food looks so yummy!!! I just wish I could get in the kitchen and actually cook again. It drives me crazy not being able to. Awh the woes of being pregnant. LoL Have a happy New Years!!

  8. All I have to say is you are AMAZING!! :-)


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