It’s Monday again and that means time for the weekly menu (Yay for Menu Plan Monday!). With Christmas looming in four days (!!!), it’s going to be an interesting few days. I also have holiday goodie making to do. I’m planning to do most of my baking after Christmas and deliver Happy New Year’s goodies instead. I won’t be seeing most people until after Christmas anyway and this way they’re fresher and less stressful. Total cop out or brilliance? You decide.
Monday: Going out for dinner. We need to grocery shop today and I have a doctor’s appointment. That all adds up to *crazy*. Too much to think about dealing with dinner too. I’m thinkin’ sushi is in order before they close for the holidays.
Tuesday: Chicken Curry with rice. (Have I ever posted the recipe for this? It’s one of our standby meals that works up in about 20 minutes. Less if you use some of the shortcuts…)
Wednesday: Grilled cheese sandwiches. With all the prep for Thursday and Friday and the impending huge meals, something light is just the ticket. I also need to bake oatmeal raisin cookies today for delivery to Grandma on Christmas eve when we have lunch.
Thursday: Christmas Eve dinner with my husband’s family. We’re having ham, scalloped potatoes, steamed veggies, homemade rolls, and pie. Yum!
Friday: Merry Christmas! We will be visiting my sister for Christmas brunch. That means dinner will be leftovers from Thursday.
Saturday: Corn Chowder. Soup will definitely be in order after all the stomach-upsetting sweets we’ll be having.
Sunday: Leftovers, corn chowder, grilled cheese… It’ll be another dealer’s choice night in our household.
Sometime this week: Baking/goodie making will occur on Saturday and Sunday most likely. I have plans for several varieties of cookies (read: as many as I feel like making at the time) as well as other goodies. I’m changing it up a bit this year and I’m going to do frozen, unbaked cookies for a few people and jar mixes for others, besides fresh baked cookies. One of my friends just had her fourth child two months ago. I figure with all the bustle going on and the goodies I know they’ll receive from other people, ready to bake frozen cookie dough would be much more useful. I am also planning a few new goodies this year like peppermint patties, homemade vanilla extract, and maybe that Irish cream I posted about earlier…