I haven’t planned out my weekly meals in quite a while, and consequently we have been eating out way too much. I don’t know about you all, but one of the hardest aspects of getting dinner done is deciding what to have. If I don’t plan ahead, I find myself trying to throw something together with half the ingredients missing.
So here I am back at it. That’s the nice thing. Even if you haven’t planned your meals in a while, you can just pick up where you are and plan for the next few days, or week, or month.
I am also thinking that I should start planning for the Christmas cooking and candy making. The cooking doesn’t require too much planning just because we have the same things each year. It’s the finding time to get it all done that requires the planning.
Some of our favorite goodies include:
Lucero’s Magic Bars (these are my son’s favorite, so he is in charge of making them)
Millionaires (my great-grandmother and grandmother always made these — now it’s my turn)
Fudge (no frills here, just the recipe on the back of the marshmallow creme)
Pecan Pineapple Cheeseball (another recipe from my great-grandmother, although we have tweaked it a bit)
We had the cheeseball this week so that I could get pictures to share (look for the recipe in a few days). Not sure if I will make it again for Christmas. I am looking for a cheeseball recipe where the cheeseball is covered in chili powder. My grandmother made it when we were little, but doesn’t have the recipe anymore. Maybe I should do a cheeseball linky…
Menu for December 12-18
Monday — pork stir fry with cabbage, brown rice
Tuesday — fish sticks, hushpuppies, salad
Wednesday — crockpot pork chops, mashed potatoes, spinach
Thursday — vegetable stew, cornbread
Friday — caroling (bringing snacks to fellowship)
Saturday — enchiladas, beans, rice
Sunday — leftovers
Now it’s you turn! Share your weekly menu or favorite recipe.
Please make sure that you link to the specific post (your menu or recipe) and not your homepage. At the end of your post, please include a link back to this post so that others can join in as well. Also, the post that you link to must be completely family friendly.
If you don’t have a blog or haven’t written a menu post, share your menu for the week in the comments!