Wow, it's 2017! Can you believe it? I plan on being depressed for the year, since I turn 50 in 2017...just kidding about being depressed...sort of. 😛 I remember being sad when I turned 30, then melancholy when I turned 40, and now almost 50 is sounding a bit dismal. All of that though is just the vanity in me. In reality, I AM THANKFUL for the time I've had on this earth, and grateful for whatever time I have left, and tremendously blessed that when this life is over, I am promised eternal life with no sorrow or pain, through faith in Jesus Christ.
I'm always sort of glad when the busyness of the holiday season is over, but I'm not one to hurry and take the Christmas tree down, as my family enjoys the soft light and the coziness it provides, especially in the evenings after dinner.
Speaking of dinner, for this year's menu plans, I've teemed up with Jade from Jonesin' for Taste, and several other bloggers, to provide you with lots of fresh new dinner and dessert ideas!
So here we go...
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos from New South Charm
Cranberry Turkey Meatloaf from Jonesin' for Taste
Turkey Tamale Pie from Cooking with Carlee
The dessert choice for this week is:
Sparkling Cider Strawberry Poke Cake from A Day in Candiland
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
Hope you have a wonderful first week of the new year!