Here is my meal plan for the upcoming week - what I have lined up for dinner from Dec. 20-26, 2010. My parents will be in town for Christmas so I let them help me choose the dinner meals.
My dad wanted to order out a holiday ham and sides. My mom wanted two meals from my cookbook. So we're giving them what they want; after all, it's the Christmas holidays and I'm in the giving spirit!
(Reminder: For my family, breakfast is usually a rotation of oatmeal, muffins, pancakes, banana or other fruit, cereal or toast. On weekends, I will sometimes cook classic or new twists to french toast, egg casserole, a hash brown dish or more. When I do, I'll share those here. Lunch is usually leftovers, soup or sandwich. Therefore in my weekly meal plans, I usually only concentrate on dinners and 2-3 snacks per week).
Monday, Dec. 20 - Sausage and Biscuit Casserole, side of mixed veggies.
Tuesday, Dec. 21 - Big Easy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, homemade cheddar-beer bread
Wednesday, Dec. 22 - Skinny Turkey Stroganoff (recipe is from my cookbook).
Thursday, Dec. 23 - Man's Meat Pie (recipe is from my cookbook).
Friday, Dec. 24 - Ham, mac and cheese, green bean casserole - takeout from The Honey Baked Ham Company
Saturday, Dec. 25 - Holiday Brunch Casserole for Breakfast. (Note: I'm going to cut this recipe in half and lighten it up). Dinner will be leftover ham and sides from the day before.
Sunday, Dec. 26 - Eat from my freezer - Mix it up Meat and Veggie Chili
AND....Here are the snack and desserts I hope to make this week:
-Granola breakfast bread in my breadmaker, recipe is from The Bread Machine Cookbook
-Pumpkin apple butter in my breadmaker, recipe is from The Bread Machine Cookbook
-Almond Cheesecake Bars
What are you making this week? What are you looking forward to eating most for the holidays?