menu plan monday ~ october 3, 2011

With the onset of October, I start the annual cookie/candy production for our Christmas open house. Sunday afternoon, I made Date Balls (thanks again, Mellanie, for this great recipe!). These are one of my favorite holiday treats. And they freeze beautifully, even with the powdered sugar on them.

Date Balls

This week, I’ll make another batch of Date Balls and some shortbread treats made into my own specialty I call Elfin Bites.

We have another tree up. The silver and blue tree in the guest room was decorated with the help of DD and DDIL. And, no, it’s not too early when you have to be done by December 1, and have 22 trees to put up! We do a little at a time and it all comes together. BTW, this picture was taken with my phone as the tree turned…so please excuse the blur…

tree #2 done!

A little tinsel and that tree will be complete. In the meantime, here’s the menu for this week.

Black Bean, Corn, & Chicken Chili in the Crock Pot
Buttermilk Cornbread

Hamburgers / Homemade Buns
Veggies / Dip

Turkey / Ham Sandwiches
Coleslaw with Walnuts and Raisins

White Bean and Vegetable Soup
Crackers / Veggies / Ranch Dip

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Pizza Penne Bake
Garlic Bread
Green Salad

BBQ Pork Steaks in the Oven
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
Sweet and Sour Cucumber Slices
Cheesy Texas Toast

Fridge Food

Pesto Pasta with Chicken
French Bread
Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

You’ll find more menu and recipe ideas at Menu Plan Monday.


One Comment

  1. Posted October 4, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    1st time I see your blog and I love it. You can come and see our Christmas forum at Magical Holiday Home, you’d love it. In the same vein as your blog 🙂

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