menu plan monday ~ december 28, 2009

The last of the Christmas Mice met a delightful end.

eating Grandma's Christmas Mice

We have some family visiting through Saturday, and some through the fourth, a birthday, plus two Christmas parties thrown into the mix, so the menu reflects some easy meals, some party food, and some special requests. 🙂

Monday Happy birthday, Honey…here’s your favorite!
marinated pork tenderloin
mashed potatoes
green beans with mushroom sauce
homemade rolls with homemade apple butter
pear/walnut salad
red cake
homemade strawberry ice cream
homemade chocolate ice cream

tacos and our Sunday School first-Tuesday-after-Christmas Christmas party
spicy cranberry meatballs [I make my own meatballs for this recipe.]
meat and cheese picks

chicken and noodles

fried chicken
mashed potatoes
sugar snap peas
spinach salad

pulled pork / homemade buns
[I follow the pork recipe’s ingredient list, but I don’t blend them. I put the roast in the crock pot and throw everything in on top. I know it’s not the same as roasting it, so it’s different than the meat the original recipe would produce, but it’s still delicious! And easier. 🙂 ]

fridge food for lunch and then my side of the family’s Christmas party
three cheese spread / crackers
Christmas cookies [I stored an assortment in the freezer for this party.]

spaghetti / homemade sauce
rosemary bread
green salad

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



  1. Laurie Shain
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know which of the twins is cuter…..what a couple of dolls. Your pictures are great. I LOVE the mouse. Aren’t daughter-in-laws great? Julie knows her MIL!! The mouse is killer. I am so glad you are enjoying your wonderful family. I enjoy seeing all of the pictures because I love all of your children so!
    Thanks for sharing them!

  2. Posted December 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    I am so glad I found your blog, love the recipes and seeing pictures of your beautiful home.

  3. ~~Rhonda
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Laurie, wait till you hear how much the twins loved the balloons you and Gary sent over! 😀

  4. ~~Rhonda
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Betsy, thanks so much for stopping by! Do come again! ~~Rhonda

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