Sunday, December 27, 2009

Menu Monday!

Sunday~ Leftovers: burgers, dogs, baked beans, turkey sandwiches... whatever else suits our fancy
Monday~ FFYS... Mom's going to dinner & a movie with the girls!
Tuesday~ Breakfast for Dinner
Wednesday~ Chili mac
Thursday~ New Year's Eve... TBA
Friday~ Happy New Year! Lasagna, tossed salad, french bread (We did this last year, and it was a nice change)
Saturday~ BBQ pork sandwiches

I have a question about New Years celebrations: how do you ring in the New Year?
Our evening is always very low-key, and we toast with sparkling cider, but it's not a fancy going-out kind of night for us... and honestly, I always feel a little bad that I don't 'do it up' better because Christmas is such a big deal at our house. I'm on the lookout for new traditions, so if you've got some to share, I'd love to hear them!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Another Monday... another menu

Only this isn't just ANY Monday!
This is the Monday of the week of Christmas... and we are super excited.
BOTH of our military sons will be home for the holiday, for the first time in two years.
The very best present I could request.

So our menu this week is a little special too.

Sunday~ this yummy pasta tossed with tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, feta cheese (and shrimp for hubby), homemade bread
Monday~ tacos & my layered bean dip
Tuesday~ simply breakfast for dinner
Wednesday~ (the fun begins...) Out to dinner with extended family, then back to their house for dessert and presents
Thursday~ OUR BOYS ARRIVE!!!! We are taking them out to the Melting Pot - something we've wanted to do for a while, and decided Christmas Eve would be a great time to do it.
Friday~ Christmas dinner: turkey, beef tenderloin, stuffing, mashed potatoes, fried okra, swiss beans, homemade rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and whatever else the boys request.
Saturday~ Cookout with the fam: hamburgers, hotdogs, sausages, baked beans, chips, deviled eggs, and cake

About last week...
the Chinese Orange Chicken was yummmm. I took a shortcut and just used chicken nuggets that I had in the freezer, and doctored it up with the sauce from the recipe. Very good, and better than the big frozen bags you can buy at the grocery store.
I never made the roast or lasagna (trying to use up leftovers in the fridge), but overall, a very good week.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Menu...

Oh my goodness... I haven't posted in over a month and so many things have happened.
My grandfather passed away... and we are all still profoundly feeling the loss.
We celebrated Thanksgiving - without him - but we made it through.
We learned that our oldest son would be home in time for Christmas.
We learned that BOTH our military boys would be home for Christmas.
I took 60+ middle schoolers on a trip to Disney.
And school is out on Friday.
So I figured this would be a good week to get my hiney back on the wagon.

Monday~ Chicken w/ mushroom gravy (crockpot), egg noodles, Caesar salad, homemade bread
Tuesday~ Pasta fagioli
Wednesday~ Roast in the crockpot, mashed potatoes, broccoli
Thursday~ Lasagna from the freezer
Friday~ WHEW! Breakfast for dinner. True comfort.
Saturday~ Chinese Orange Chicken, rice, broccoli, mandarin oranges

See more menus at Laura's!