It’s Christmas menu planning week! My children are so exciting to watch. Their enthusiasm is contagious. Cade is counting down the days, the presents under the tree are growing in number and I get to plan our Christmas meal. Oh, the choices!
We don’t go anywhere on Christmas day. We head out to a family members house on Christmas Eve and again on the weekend, but Christmas day we are here. The children like to enjoy their presents, nibble on candy and stay in their pajamas all morning. (I normally don’t allow that. I know some people have “pajama days”. I cannot. It’s a quirk. Sorry. Wish I didn’t care. It sounds like fun.)
I am heading out to the stores today (yes, I know) hopefully not to wait in line for hours on end. I would think Aldi’s and Kroger’s will be okay. Walmart, I’m doubtful.
Here is our menu plan for this next week.
Cereal, toast, bagels, oatmeal and of course the cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning
Pizza Hut (gift card)
Chili, grilled cheese, green beans
Leftover Chili over noodles, ham sandwiches, fruit (I am also taking a Coffee Cake to a Sunday School Christmas party before church.)
Chicken and Dumplings, mashed potatoes, rolls, fruit
At family members house: I’m taking Craisin Salad and Grasshopper Dessert (yes, I will post picture and recipe!)
Christmas Day: Taco Potatoes, salad, fruit
Hubby’s Birthday: Beef Enchilada Casserole (not my favorite, but he LOVES it and requests it every year), rolls, mandarin orange salad
You ready for his dessert? Blueberry Cheesecake. (His other favorite.) I have instructions to make it so heavy his muscle flexes when he picks it up. I will make a blueberry sauce to put on top. His marathon training is apparently on hold for his birthday meal. ;-)