Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kelly's Menu Plan 12/3 thru 12/9

The Christmas season is full of activities for my family-trips to outdoor ice skating rinks, cookie parties, gingerbread house making, parties.  This weekend we were stuck at home; everyone had the flu.  I used some of my extra downtime working on a menu.  I am hoping doing some meal planning will keep me out of the crowded grocery stores while letting me spend the rest of this special time with my kids.

Monday-Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Pasta
I bought spinach on sale earlier this week, and we have some frozen sausage. This recipe is one of my husband's favorites.

Tuesday-Turkey Day Casserole
John asked that I would add this dish to the rotation, and Andrew, my 16 month old son, loves it.  I took advantage of all the sale prices on canned cranberries and stuffing.  The coupon on the Country Crock side dishes will be useful to pick up the mashed potatoes.

When I get home from work, John will be handing me 2 dance bags, two ready dancers, and a bag of dinner for us.  
Thursday-Zesty Chicken Pasta
We haven't had this dish in a few months.  The kids don't like it so spicy, so I'll reserve some pasta for them.

Lately, I've been having my husband stop at Aldi to pick up their take-and-bake pizza on his way home.

Saturday-Pulled Barbecue Chicken Crescents 
I've been seeing lots of holiday coupons for crescent rolls lately, time to stock up.  I'll use the rest of the chicken I defrosted for Thursday's dinner to make this.  

Sunday-Snickers Cookies and Apple Crescent Surprise
We'll be having dinner with my family so I will need to bring a dessert, the apple crescents. We are working on our Christmas cookies. I did have to break down and buy the snickers this year; we didn't have a lot of leftover Halloween candy, and I wasn't fast enough to collect the snickers bars and hide them.

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