Menu Plan for the Week of December 19th
Next Sunday is Christmas! I am so looking forward to this week as my hubby has some time off from work. He works long hours, and has been out of state a couple of times in the last 2 weeks, so we are going to savor his time off. Even though this season tends to be full of busyness, we can’t forget that this is a time to celebrate our dear Savior’s birth!
On the menu this week is a couple of new recipes that I have tried recently, and they are worth trying!
One is for macaroni and cheese, and the other is an easy but delicious chicken and dumpling casserole.
So here we go.
(Any combination of the following)
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta (My kids love it)
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Chicken, turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Leftovers from dinner
Chicken and dumpling casserole
It doesn’t take a great picture, but it is comfort food at it’s finest, and if you like you can add some mixed vegetables to the recipe.
Grocery list: Chicken, chicken broth, butter, self-rising flour, milk, cream of chicken soup
Mexican Lasagna and salad
Grocery list: Lasagna noodles, ground beef or turkey, refried beans, green chiles, taco seasoning, salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, olives, green onions, tomato and salad fixings
Creamy macaroni and cheese and broccoli
(I didn’t use the Gruyere cheese in this recipe, I just used extra cheddar and Swiss)
Grocery list: Macaroni noodles, bread crumbs, milk, flour, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, Gruyere cheese and broccoli
Grocery list: Ground turkey or beef, kidney beans, pinto beans, corn, canned diced tomatoes, can of tomatoes and chiles, taco seasoning, ranch dressing packet, cheddar cheese and sour cream
Hamburgers, smiley potatoes, carrots and fruit
Grocery list: Hamburgers, buns, smiley potatoes, carrots and strawberries
Veggie sausage, egg and cheese biscuits and…
Grocery list: Biscuits, veggie sausages, cheddar cheese, eggs, assorted fruit for salad
Christmas dinner will be a shared effort amongst extended family.
Hope you all have a blessed Christmas.
Ok, I am so hungry just looking at these wonderful yummy dishes. Very nice. Love all but have to try the taco soup, macaroni and Mexican Lasagna. yummy!
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Have a great weekend
That mac and cheese looks SOO good. Mac and cheese is one of my favorites of all time food.
YUM! I want some of that Mac and Cheese now! I love those little lunch trays. For some reason they help my kids eat more??? Who knows… but it works!
Everything sounds and looks delicious! I’ve never written out a weekly menu plan before (it’s usually just in my head), but now I’m thinking of trying it out. Thanks for sharing!
Margo, thanks for the link back on the Chicken & Dumpling Casserole recipe! I love your menu and recipes! I have a linky party going on now that I would love to have you join! Thanks again!
your menu looks great. i love the pictures. i am hoping to make a mexican lasagna eventually!
My menu plan this week is pretty much just fast food and leftovers with all the running around to do!
Here is a link to myChristmas Day Menu
I’d love if you stopped by my blog to check it out and leave a link to your menu or share it in the comments, or let us know what your plans are for Christmas if you are not cooking!
I’m so glad I found you via DIY Project Parade! This is so what I need, filled with wonderful menu options and yummy recipes! I’m your newest follower! 🙂
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