Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Menu Plan Monday...on Tuesday

This is my most favorite time of the year and would only be made better if I didn't have to work this week!  I need to think ahead next time and take off!!  For Christmas, I recieved yet another Hungry Girl cookbook so I plan to begin planning ahead and trying out some new recipes.  My goal for 2012 is to meal plan and blog about new recipes. 

Here is our menu....

Sunday - Christmas Day!  Breakfast with my in-laws and Dinner with my parents.

Monday - Fetticini Alfredo (frozen..Stouffer's), Caesar Salad, and Garlic Bread

Tuesday - Hamburger Steaks, Roasted Potatoes, Mac n Cheese, and Roasted or Pan "Fried" Squash and Zuchini

Wednesday - Homemade Pizza and Salad

Thursday - Cheeseburger Casserole (didn't make this the past two weeks), homestyle potatoes, green beans

Friday - Grocery Shopping Night.  Either something fun to make at home or we will pick up something

Saturday - New Year's Eve at Home.  Making junk foods including velveeta/rotel dip, sweet and spicy meatballs, and sausage balls.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

 Less than a week until Christmas!!  I finally finished my Christmas shopping on Sunday afternoon.  Presents are wrapped and under the tree and I have supplies to make several goodies for the holiday weekend. Now if we can make this work week fly by!

Here is our menu plan:

Saturday - Christmas Dinner with Friends - I made ham, dressing, corn casserole, and green bean casserole.  Others brought mac n cheese, cranberry sauce, and hashbrown casserole.

Sunday - Cheeseburger Casserole

Monday - Dinner with in-laws for FIL's birthday.

Tuesday - Taco Salad

Wednesday - Chicken and Dumplings

Thursday - Spaghetti

Friday - Something easy!  Probably out.  Will be grocery shopping for Christmas Eve and Day goodies!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

A Weekend in the Smoky Mountains

Hubs, my cousin K, and I spent a long weekend in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN in early November.  I love that part of Tennessee and it was the perfect time to visit.  The leaves still held so much of their Autumn oranges and reds yet things were decorated for Christmas.  We spent a full day in Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park.  We had dinner and a show at Dixie Stampede.  We had great weather and lots of beautiful scenery.  And we ate...a lot.

Hubs and I at Dollywood

Hubs could have watched the sandcasting and blacksmith guys all day.

K at the Grist Mill

The chapel inside Dollywood.

The steam engine that takes you on a trip through the mountains.

There is tons to see and enjoy for all ages.
Defintely one of my favorite places.


Menu Plan Monday

It has been a while - a long while - but I am back!  This is definitely a super busy time of year with end of my school year, monogramming business is booming, photography, and of course Christmas!  But, I made a meal plan and we are sticking to it!

Saturday - Family Christmas Dinner

Sunday - Eating Out - Going to see Christmas Lights

Monday - Red Beans and Rice and Cornbread

Tuesday - Vegetable Soup with cornbread (well maybe not)

Wednesday - Out.  Going to see our most favorite boy in his Christmas Program and eating out afterwards.

Thursday - Cheeseburger Casserole

Friday - Grocery Shopping Night -  Chicken and Dumplings

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