Menu Plan Monday ~ Christmas week

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Menu Plan Monday

This week we have a ton of baking planned. A lot of it is for gifts, but some of it is favorite holiday foods – like cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, Christmas cookies, and more yummy baked goods.

I made 7 loaves of sourdough bread over the weekend, hoping to have some to give as gifts. I made a batch of regular white sourdough, and an experimental batch of 100% whole wheat sourdough. When I baked it, the white bread was too close to the back of the oven and burned the top of all three loaves. Then the bottoms of two of my wheat loaves stayed in the pans. . .reminding me of exactly why I don’t like to use my glass pans to bake bread in (I can never remember how long to wait to try to get the bread out so it won’t break into a hundred pieces). On the other hand, since the wheat loaves stuck, I was able to try some of it. It turned out better than I expected. :O) It made really good French toast for breakfast this morning!

Here’s our menu for the week:

Sunday: potato soup

Monday: cream cheese ranch chicken and brown rice

Tuesday: goulash

Wednesday: chicken velvet soup

Thursday: chicken Alfredo and penne

Friday: pizza night

Saturday: not entirely sure here. Cinnamon rolls for breakfast, unless the kids say they want monkey bread instead. Roast is on the menu for later. We have plans to go to Grandma’s for Christmas dinner (I’m bringing rolls and apple salad), but aside from that I’m not sure. I’m looking forward to seeing some out-of-town family that day!!

The meals without veggies listed we’ll just decide then which veggie to eat from the freezer.

Breakfasts are eggs, scones, oatmeal, biscuits, grits, smoothies, and pancakes.

Lunches are sandwiches, wraps, macaroni and cheese, tuna salad, leftovers, etc.

Snacks are cheese, baby carrots, nuts, fresh fruit, smoothies, etc.

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