menu plan monday ~ december 22, 2014

I have been resting after the concert last Thursay and the party on Saturday. Took it easy on Sunday and Monday. I am looking forward to Christmas Day. Our grands are coming Tuesday afternoon and their parents will come Wednesday and stay the night with us. Christmas morning will be fun, I am sure!

We’ve already had fun with them this past week. DH received a package that required dry ice, so he put together a little science fun for the grands and for our great-nephew who was visiting from South Africa. Fun with dry ice! He showed them how to hold their fingers on the straw hole of a plastic cup until the lid popped off.

fun with dry ice

And each time it popped was as exciting as the first time!

fun with dry ice

Monday evening our middle daughter stuffed the stockings. She is our official stocking liaison. She has been stocking up on stocking stuffers all year. I am grateful she has taken over this part of Christmas prep for me. She does a wonderful job of finding great items that fit each person’s life and personality. I can’t wait to see what’s in my own stocking! Mine is the green one on the far right…in case you have something to put in it…

stuffing the stockings

On Christmas Day, Rose Red will be allowed to choose a candy ornament from the little tree on the guest book table. She has been eyeing them for a week.

Rose Red is wanting one of those chocolate much!

We will have finger foods and appetizers on Christmas Day. Breakfast, read Luke 2:1-20, open stockings and gifts, stop for some lunchables, then back to enjoying what was unwrapped during the morning. We have a tradition of not opening gifts until 9:00 a.m. on Christmas, established when we were sharing Christmas morning with DH’s parents. Still our protocol. Nice to know we can stay in bed for a little while…not so easy for the littles, but they adjust.

This is the current menu plan.

Carry Out

Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce
Garlic Bread with Cheese
Green Salad

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Chicken Taco Chili

Apple Cake

Fried Oysters
Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
Marinated Shrimp
Three Cheese Spread / Wasa Crackers
Veggies and Cucumber Party Dip
Grapes and Cuties

Garlic Lemon Shrimp Tortellini
Homemade Rolls
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Fridge Food

Pork Chops
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans
Garden Salad
Birthday Cake and Homemade Ice Cream for DH…happy birthday, my Sweet!

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

Only two days left until Christmas!


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