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:

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

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

Leftover Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal
Sweet Potato Risotto (double recipe)

To do: Prep mushrooms for pizza

Granola & fruit
Canadian Bacon & Mushroom Pizza

To do: Prep dinner for Wednesday night

Granola & yogurt
Healthy Mac & Cheese with Broccoli

To do: Thaw muffins

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins {freezer}

To do: Prep appetizer for Friday night; thaw turkey

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

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

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

  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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