Saturday, December 15, 2012

Menu Plan for the Week of December 16th

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Photo Credit: 2bsquared designs

I haven't posted a menu plan in a while but Christmas is fast upon us, and I wanted to share some simple, easy meals if you're like me and planning a lot of baking and candy-making this coming week.

Here's what we're having, just to give you some idea:

Sunday: Revolutionary Mac & Cheese with steamed broccoli {Delicious, easy, & hearty even without meat. Just use whole wheat pasta for extra protein or stir in some bacon bits or hamburger.}

Monday: Penne with Shrimp & Herbed Cream Sauce with salad {Shrimp has always been a "Christmas food" in our family. Giada de Laurentiis' recipe just looks so yummy.}

Tuesday: Juicy Roasted Chicken with carrots, celery, onions, & potatoes (sweet & russets) with green peas {I think roasted chicken is the easiest, most economical meal ever AND there are lots of leftovers that you can freeze or use up during the week.}

Wednesday: One-Pot Pinto Beans on flour tortillas {I've never made this recipe before but we eat tons of beans. This recipe has a Mexican flava to it, so we'll probably make quesadillas or burritos.

Thursday: Leftovers {We'll be gone all weekend, so we need to eat this food up!}

Friday: Pizza with Pioneer Woman's pizza crust recipe {This is THE best recipe for pizza crust!}

Saturday: Christmas with my family

It's easy to get overwhelmed at Christmas time and resort to fast food and eating out, but planning ahead with simple, economical recipes like these will save you money and are better for your health.

I hope you have a blessed week! Merry Christmas!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo