menu plan monday ~ december 8, 2014

We had a big day yesterday. About 190 people attended our annual Christmas Open House. Thanks to all who came. We so enjoyed seeing you, meeting first time guests, and enjoying the holiday spirit with everyone! Next post is about that!

Our younger son and his wife are here from Seattle, Washington. They will visit until Wednesday, then head to her parents’ home for a few days, before flying back to Seattle. Yesterday all five of our children and their families were here at the same time. I love it when we can all gather together. This evening we plan to have a gift exchange with our son and his wife while they are here. So everyone will be back again this evening. Love this time of year!

The menu has to be planned with some consideration of the week’s events. This should take care of it.

Ham or Turkey Sandwiches
Crackers and Cheese
Three Cheese Spread
Veggies and Beau Monde Dip
All the Christmas Cookies and Truffles you could care to eat…

Baked Ziti
Green Salad
Garlic Bread

fake baked ziti

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Heat Free Chili

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Fridge Food

Beef Roast / Carrots / Potatoes in the Crock Pot
Green Salad
Steamed Green Beans

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

Only 17 days until Christmas!



  1. Lauren Crews
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Christmas.I look forward to seeing your open house pictures every year. What a special person you are !

    Merry Christmas !

    Lauren Crews

  2. Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    The baked Ziti looks amazing (and pretty simple too). I have pinned it to try in the New Year!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Posted December 12, 2014 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Lauren, thanks so much for checking in and for leaving a comment. I plan to write the post about the Open House today. We’ve been very busy! Merry Christmas to you! ~~Rhonda

  4. Posted December 12, 2014 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Melissa, thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment on my blog. I hope you give the ziti a try. It’s a great dish for family supper or a potluck dinner. Goes together quickly and everyone seems to like it. You can add mushrooms, meat, veggies…whatever makes your fam happy. 🙂 ~~Rhonda

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