Sunday, December 1, 2013

Menu Plan–Dec. 1

Happy Advent!  Although Thanksgiving & Christmas are close together this year, I am loving it.  There’s nothing like gratitude and Thanksgiving to get your advent season off to a wonderful start. 

We had such a fun long weekend.  Thursday, of course, we celebrated with our favorite Thanksgiving foods

Friday, we decorated our house for Christmas!

And, Saturday, my mom, sister & I baked from 9:30am until 7pm!  It was a blast.  Christmas music on… assembly line down and much laughter and good food.  

We have all of our baking done for the season (sans a 1-2 treats we’ll make closer to Christmas); we were so productive, and my freezer is full. 

We wrapped up our weekend by hanging our outdoor Christmas lights, and reading about the first week of advent – our Hope. 

This coming week, we’re planning to eat pretty easy meals around here:

Sunday
Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal
Broccoli Hotdish (uses leftover turkey & stuffing)

To do: Dice & peel sweet potatoes, thaw Italian sausage

Monday
Leftover Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal
Sweet Potato Risotto (double recipe)

To do: Prep mushrooms for pizza

Tuesday
Granola & fruit
Canadian Bacon & Mushroom Pizza

To do: Prep dinner for Wednesday night

Wednesday
Granola & yogurt
Healthy Mac & Cheese with Broccoli

To do: Thaw muffins

Thursday
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins {freezer}
Leftovers

To do: Prep appetizer for Friday night; thaw turkey

Friday
Granola with Dried Cherries
Crockpot Turkey & Wild Rice Soup {new}, Artisan Bread
Ladies Christmas Tea! Bringing Loaded Baked Potato Dippers or 40-Minute Pizza Bread

To do: Thaw pork

Saturday
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles
Crockpot Balsamic Pork with Baked Apples
Buttercup Squash
Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Crust

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3 comments:

  1. Such a pretty tree! You accomplished so much!Nice to know all those treats are done.

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  2. Wow! That's impressive that you got all that baking done and how fun that you got to do it with your mom and sister! I hope to make a couple of treats this week.

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  3. What Christmas treats do you make ahead and freeze?

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