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Menu Plan for the rest of the year – because I can. :D

on December 18, 2014

Menu Plan for the rest of the year

How often do you get to say that? 🙂

Not often enough, I think.

Thursday,  December 18 – Nathan’s work Christmas party

Breakfast:  Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby, Oatmeal, and Nathan will make a fresh batch of biscuits 
Lunch: Leftover chicken soup with the rest of the biscuits
Tilapia, Pumpkin Pie Casserole, and slaw

Tasks: Pack N’s lunch. Make a new batch of tea for the kombucha. Start soaking oats for the baked oatmeal. Make a double batch of sweet onion poppyseed dressing. Soak black beans overnight.

Friday,  December 19

Breakfast: Baked oatmeal
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Sandwiches, Black Bean and Avocado Salad, and lettuce salad

Tasks: Make the waffle mix found in “Against All Grain.” Pull stew meat out of the freezer before bed. Crock pot cook the black beans.

Saturday,  December 20 – last music lesson for the year

Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner: Beef Stew with corn, okra, tomatoes, beans, and beer – totally making this up as I go, based on the faint recollection of a really good (similar) stew from Cracker Barrel.

Tasks: Pack lunches for girls to eat while driving to violin lessons.

Sunday,  December 21 – No cooking on Sundays! Serving in WL this evening. 

Breakfast: Leftover waffles
Lunch: Leftovers and sandwiches
Dinner: Leftovers

Tasks: Pack N’s lunch.

Monday, December 22

Breakfast: Cherry muffins and THM cinnamon muffins
Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner: Baked chicken legs, lettuce salad, green beans 

Tasks:  Start a batch of sourdough bread early a.m. Bake bread in the afternoon. Start soaking sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil to get ready for pasta salad.

Tuesday, December 23

Breakfast: Lemon Berry Coffeecake
Lunch: Leftovers
Salmon patties with lemon sour cream and broccoli

Tasks:  Start a double batch of sourdough pancakes.

Wednesday,  December 24 – N working from home, Family (part 1) arriving

Breakfast: Sourdough pancakes – if any batter left over, work on the savory pancake recipe again.
Lunch: Leftovers
Whiting with lemon cream sauce, baked potato/sweet potato bar 

Tasks: Make pasta salad for tomorrow. Use the crock pot to bake potatoes and sweet potatoes during the day.

Thursday,  December 25 – Christmas, Family (part 2) arriving, Family (part 1) leaving

Breakfast: Fried eggs, biscuits, and Low Carb Cheese Danish
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Steak, Savory sweet potatoes with bacon and swiss, pasta salad (Add ins = swiss cheese, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and mushrooms)

Tasks: Thaw out steaks and bacon.

Friday,  December 26  – N off – Family (part 2) leaving, along with 2-3 kids

Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Chickpeas with dill*, marathi rice* and Grain-free flat bread to wrap them both.

Tasks: Thaw out chick peas.

Saturday,  December 27 – down 2-3 kids

Breakfast: Autoimmune Paleo Apple Crisp
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Meatballs and leftover sides.

Tasks: Pull meatballs from freezer. Make BBQ sauce for the meatballs.

Sunday, December 28 – No cooking on Sundays! down 2-3 kids

Breakfast: Leftovers
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Leftovers


Monday, December 29  – N off – Rafe’s birthday. Usually, we let the birthday kid plan the menu for the day, but he may not be here.

Breakfast: French toast with berries
Lunch: Leftovers
“Cheesy” Chicken Casserole (doubled) and salad


Tuesday, December 30 – N off, down 2-3 kids

Breakfast: Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby (and oatmeal, if there are kids around who don’t like it)
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Simple Chicken and Spinach Enchilada Casserole

Tasks:  Check on kombucha.

Wednesday, December 31 – N working from home, down 2-3 kids

Breakfast: Spinach & Sausage Egg Muffins – double batch
Lunch: Leftovers



*From the amazing Indian cookbook, “5 Spices, 50 Dishes.” If you love Indian food, but don’t have all day to spend in the kitchen, you will love this book.

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