I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. We always enjoy getting together with our extended family, and this year was no exception. I think everyone’s belts are a little tighter today, but it was a wonderful day.
I am in the mood for a simple menu this week, so here is my plan:

Breakfast Options:
(Any combination of the following)
French toast
Cereal
Fruit
Waffles
Toast
Eggs
Oatmeal
Poptarts
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
Pancakes
English muffins
Muffins

Lunch Options:
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta  (My kids love it)
Ravioli
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Vegetarian hamburgers
Hot dogs
Chicken,  turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
English muffins
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Soup
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Leftovers from dinner

Dinner:

, Menu Plan for the Week of December 26th, Joyful Homemaking

Baked teriyaki chicken
peas, mashed potatoes, and carrots
Grocery list: Chicken, potatoes, peas, carrots, soy sauce, garlic, apple cider vinegar and ginger

, Menu Plan for the Week of December 26th, Joyful Homemaking

Sesame noodles and broccoli
Grocery list: Angel hair pasta, broccoli, soy sauce, garlic, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil, canola oil and green onions (optional)

, Menu Plan for the Week of December 26th, Joyful Homemaking

Turkey burgers, baked beans, carrots and spinach salad
Grocery list:  Turkey burgers, buns, carrots, spinach and baked beans

, Menu Plan for the Week of December 26th, Joyful Homemaking

Penne, tomato and mozzarella salad
Grocery list:  Penne, tomatoes, olive oil, green onions, garlic, mozzarella cheese,
Parmesan cheese, basil, black olives (optional)

, Menu Plan for the Week of December 26th, Joyful Homemaking

Chicken nuggets, baked french fries, apple slices and carrots
Grocery list: Chicken nuggets, french fries, apples, and carrots


, Menu Plan for the Week of December 26th, Joyful Homemaking

Chocolate chip pancakes, ham, carrots and peaches
Grocery list: Pancake ingredients, ham, carrots and peaches

New Years Eve we like to have finger foods, including ham and swiss on rye bread squares and any leftover Christmas cookies.
Have a great week!

, Menu Plan for the Week of December 26th, Joyful Homemaking

 

8 Comments

  1. I love that you list lunch ideas. I have 5 kids & homeschool, too. Planning dinner meals isn’t hard, but I get to bored with lunch. Thanks for your ideas. Happy New Year!

  2. Everything looks just delicious…wow love all the menus..it looks like a lot of planning for an organized person…I am a new follower come on over for a visit.

  3. looks like an easy week! i also love your breakfast and lunch ideas. im lucky if i have a chance to eat during the day so i need to come up with easy things for breakfast and dinner when its just me and the baby. sometimes i only have 5 minutes to make something. i need some ideas on makeahead so i can either gran and eat or grab and heat up.

    Here is a link to myMenu Plan
    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 and let us know what your plans are for New Years Eve
    Have a great week!
    I also have a $10 applebee’s gift card giveaway happening too! link is under the cooking with cristin sign:)

  4. Margo,
    Your menu plans and recipes look awesome. I just have to have a plan it goes so much better. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen

  5. I joined your blog and enjoy your recipes. I love to bake and cook for my family and we I noticed have alot in common.
    I can’t wait for your next post.
    Happy New Year!
    I also have a blog I hope you come on by and join, I saw on your other blog something about Bellingham roofing, we live in Hopkinton, Ma. so we might live only a couple of towns over from each other.

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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