menu plan monday ~ october 8, 2012

I baked a lot this weekend. Made five recipes for the Christmas Open House. They are safely stored in the freezer. Two kinds of Biscotti…Christmas Biscotti (with dried apricots, Craisins, and pistachios) and Toffee Bar Crunch Biscotti (which seems to be everyone’s absolute favorite).

Christmas Biscotti Toffee Bar Crunch Biscotti

I’ll post the Christmas Biscotti recipe soon.

I also made Date Balls and Nutmeg Logs.

Date Balls Nutmeg Logs

And Daniel’s Cookie Bar Bites…cut and frozen. I’ll dip them in chocolate after thawing for the Open House.

Daniel's Cookie Bar Bites

This week, I’ll make the Sour Cream Sugar Cookies and the Chocolate Creams. At least. I want to get as many recipes as possible in the freezer before the big rush to decorate.

Here’s the menu for the week. I had a few requests, so those are included. It’s always nice to have some input. It makes the planning easier.

Roasted Chicken
Roasted Fennel and Carrots – I’m adding Brussels Sprouts to that mix, too.
Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Beef Stew in the Crock Pot (using leftover beef we made in the crock pot on Saturday)

Pan Seared Tilapia
Baby Baked Potatoes
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Oven Baked Tortilla Chips
Avocado Sour Cream

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Rosemary Bread
Steamed Green Beans

You will find more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday. Check them out for great ideas and a lot of inspiration! Laura is also hosting a giveaway for a Taste of Home crock pot recipe book. You don’t have to be a regular to comment for a chance to win the cookbook. Check out the link for more info.



  1. Posted October 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    I promised someone the recipe for the homemade spaghetti sauce. I’ll post that after I get a few pictures… My apologies for forgetting to do that earlier!

  2. Posted October 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m curious about your spaghetti recipe also,looking forward to that post!Menu looks great also!

  3. Posted October 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Stopping by for a blog visit from Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday today!
    The cookies looks amazing!
    I love this time of year when the temps have cooled down to something liveable in Las Vegas!
    When I opened our coat closet I didn’t get hit with a blast of heat today. Now that’s much better.
    I’ll be on the lookout for soup recipes to add to my recipe file box

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