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
Dinner: 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
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
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
Tasks: Pack N’s lunch.
Monday, December 22
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
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.
Dinner: 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
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
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
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
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
Dinner: “Cheesy” Chicken Casserole (doubled) and salad
Tuesday, December 30 – N off, down 2-3 kids
Tasks: Check on kombucha.
Wednesday, December 31 – N working from home, down 2-3 kids
Breakfast: Spinach & Sausage Egg Muffins – double batch
*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.