Sunday, December 19, 2010

Menu Plan: 12/19- Happy Birthday to C. and Jesus!

It's Christmas week and also C's birthday week... busy, fun times. Lots going on doesn't mean it has to be complicated, though. Our Christmas Eve celebration will take place at my sister's house this year and, with everyone kicking in a dish or two, it shouldn't be overwhelming for anyone. Christmas Day will be just us- the five of us- at our home. I really, really like it that way. I've had years where we were alone for the entire holiday, years where we had parties/festivities to attend every single day of the season, and years where we had just one big family gathering and then plenty of time for our nuclear family. That is my favorite way to go. How about you?

On to what's hittin' the table this week:


B-Cereal, Yogurt, Juice
L-French Toast, Ham, Sausage, Tangerines
D-Sunday Supper at Bama & Papa's (after Bama and I attend The Nutcracker)


B-Hot Cocoa Oatmeal (how FUN does that sound?), Milk
L-P,B,&J, Apples, Milk


B-PB Toast, Apples, Milk
L-Buttered Noodles, Green Beans, Water
D-Spaghetti, Broccoli


B-Biscuits w/ Honey, Apple Slices, Milk
L-Taco Pie, Juice
D-Sausage Pigs in Maple Blankets, Oranges


B-Smoothies, Fruit
L-Sausage Pigs, Raisins, Water

Friday: (Christmas Eve AND C's 5th Birthday!!!)

B-Sugary Cereal, Grapes, Water (C. doesn't like milk all that much, especially in the morning- I have no idea why. I still make her drink it almost all the time but, hey, it's her birthday! Water it is. We're keeping it quick and simple because she has a salon date with Bama to get her hair all purtied up! They'll be styling it with this beautiful clip custom made by Kelly.)
L-P, B, & J, Apple Slices, Kool-Aid (Daddy's home, so our usual "Cheesy Beans & Rice" is off the table- he won't TOUCH beans. C. loves P, B, & J. Our dear friends tucked Kool-Aid in our giant Christmas basket... what better time to indulge than a kid's birthday?)
D-Ham and all the fixins at my sister's house after Christmas Eve mass! (I will likely bring a cake or cupcakes along with baked beans...)


B-Scrambled Eggs w/ Cheese, Cinnamon Rolls, Hot Cocoa (This is Christmas breakfast every.single.year. Seriously. I hope my kids continue the tradition because it's just so good...)
L-Turkey & Swiss Sandwiches, Fruit, Chips (Keeping it simple after a busy morning!)
D-Fettucine Alfredo with Chicken & Broccoli (This is for you, husband of mine! He believes everything is better with alfredo sauce. ;))

And that's that! I'm so happy to realize that it's really not an overwhelming week for me, despite so much going on. Plenty of time leftover to make Reindeer Food and cookies for Santa...

This post is linked to Menu Plan Menu.

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