Wow! Things are speeding up around my house. Do you feel that way too with the Christmas holiday fast approaching? My oldest son’s birthday is this week, and next weekend we have company coming for a few days. Towards the end of next week, my precious parents are coming to stay for a few days over Christmas, AND my extended family is coming here for Christmas dinner. Soooooooo… things are going to start hopping around my house tomorrow in preparation. Not to mention all the last minute shopping, wrapping and decorating I still need to do!
One of the things that helps me keep my sanity through it all, is writing everything down that I need to get accomplished each day, and jotting things down in my planner for the days ahead, so I can spread things out, and not forget anything important. Today, I also did most of my grocery shopping for the next two weeks’ meals (which I’ve already planned and written out), so that I’ll only have to grab a couple of things here and there as needed.
This leaves me some breathing room to savor the season, which is important to me.
If you’d like some ideas for earlier in the day:
(Any combination of the following)
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
Baked eggs and cheese casserole
Toasted peanut butter & banana sandwich
Coconut Quinoa Granola
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta (my kids love it)
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Hot dogs (We like Hebrew National)
Chicken, turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Here are some delicious dinner recipes for your week:
Tuna, broccoli & pasta casserole and cheddar biscuits
Grocery list: Tuna, broccoli, pasta, cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs
Grocery list: Ground beef, spaghetti noodles, onion, taco seasoning, corn, Cheddar cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, Doritos and sour cream
***This recipe is a long time family favorite!
Crockpot Chicken and Artichoke with Pasta
Grocery list: Chicken breast tenders, canned artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, Worcestershire sauce, cream of chicken soup and pasta
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas by Lou Lou Girls
Grocery list: Romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cooked chicken or turkey, avocado, bacon, blue cheese and dressing
Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup from Life With The Crust Cut Off
My dessert choice for the week is this luscious Banana Cake.
I hope you find a new favorite recipe, and have a great week!