menu plan monday ~ december 24, 2012

Only one more sleep till Christmas! It makes me excited and sad at the same time. I hate for this time of year to come to an end. We do have three more parties to host, though, so we’ll be celebrating for a while longer. My family is coming Saturday for our Christmas, we’re hosting a library dinner and Christmas house tour January 5, and we are planning to have friends over for an evening in there somewhere. Maybe January 2. We’ll see how that works out.

The twins are ready! And excited!! They are counting down the “sleeps till Christmas.”

Christmas twins

Everything is a great adventure for them this time of year. We are looking forward to having their family here for Christmas Day.

Christmas amaryllis

Here’s the menu for the week. I’m working on tomorrow’s menu today. Most will be ready or will just need reheated for our Christmas Day snacking and grazing. We gave up the big dinner a few years ago in favor of finger foods and it has made the day much more relaxed and easy-going which we enjoy a great deal.

Hearty Lentil Soup

Cheese and Spinach Strata for Breakfast

Finger Food for Christmas Day
Little Smokies in Bacon
Three Cheese Spread and Pita Chips
Sausage Cheese Balls
Spicy Meatballs in Cranberry Sauce (I’m trying this recipe for the meatballs and baking them instead of frying.)
Veggies with Ranch Dip
Cheese / Sausages / Crackers
Chex Mix
Peaches and Cream Pie
Christmas Cookies

Fridge Food

Homemade Pizza

Cheesy Potato and Sausage Soup

Family Christmas Party / We’re providing the meat and buns. Everyone else is bringing the rest.
Alton Brown’s Pot Roast for sandwiches
Spicy Shredded Pork for sandwiches
Homemade Buns
Cowboy Beans
Green Salad
Veggies and Dip
Cheese Spread and Crackers

Fridge Food

You will find more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday.

May you have a very Merry and Joy-full Christmas!

Christmas Open House


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