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!