menu plan monday ~ november 30, 2015

This is a very busy week for us. We will host our annual Christmas Open House this coming Sunday. There is a long list of things to finish before Sunday gets here. Today, I did some baking and made some truffles. I have five or six items that can’t be made until Thursday or Friday, so those will wait.

I mixed together a double batch of Peppermint Meltaways and put that in the fridge. I’ll bake them tomorrow. Then I made Butterscotch Gingerbread cookies. These spicy cookies make the house smell SO good! And they are as delicious as their smell promises. I topped them with white chocolate and sanding sugar because they are for the open house, but they are delicious on their own, without the party clothes.

Butterscotch Gingerbread cookies topped with white chocolate and sanding sugar.

I made the Oreo Truffles which seem to be everyone’s favorite. They are stored in the fridge since we are so close to the big day. I have frozen them in the past without any trouble.

Oreo Truffles

I kept the menu simple. We don’t have time to put a lot of effort into meals this week. Fridge food (leftovers) will be important for lunches! Tuesday, Thursday and Friday menu items will be made in the crock pot.


Irish Stew

Irish stew

Chinese Takeout

Smoked Pork Shanks and Ham

Alton Brown’s Pot Roast
Homemade Rolls

Pot Roast or Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Homemade Buns
Fresh Veggies and Dip

Ham or Turkey Sandwiches
Fresh Veggies and Dip

Older Son is coming Wednesday to help DH with plugging away at the to-do list. My sister and my daughter-in-law will be here Friday evening through Sunday to help with the last minute party prep. I can hardly believe it is almost time for the Open House!

The cats seem fine with the hustle and bustle. They go about their business and let us go about ours. This evening, Clark tried to make friends with Cedar. Cedar was more receptive than usual. Perhaps they will become friends. Clark sure hopes so!

Clark and Cedar are becoming more friendly.

You can find many menu ideas at Menu Plan Monday.


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