Menu Plan Monday – Dec 29th + Surprise Spread recipe
Can it really be the end of December already? This month flew by and I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone for another year. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. For me I had another episode of what I like to refer to as Laura’s Holiday Meal Gong Show. Seriously no matter how organized for a big meal I am something still always goes awry. This year the turkey decided to take an extra two hours to cook, almost seven hours in total (it was one huge bird but our oven is very finicky as well). So we were a little late sitting down for dinner and then on top of it I forgot to serve my squash casserole which I’d spent time making the day before. Oh well these things happen and because they happen so often for me I just laugh about it now and carry on. When we did finally sit down to eat it was delicious and we are still eating the leftovers.
Did anyone else have any dinner mishaps last week?
So this week I’d really like to clean out my freezer a little bit. There is just something about starting the new year off fresh and I like to carry that through to my cupboards and freezer as well.
Monday: Bringing Shredded Potato Casserole to a potluck dinner
Tuesday: Turkey Tetrazzini (didn’t make last week)
Wednesday: Taking homemade quick and easy pizza (awesome pizza dough!) to a friend’s house (we each make one) and I’ll also be bringing my favorite appetizer (recipe below)
Thursday: Happy New Year! Spaghetti Squash Casserole and perogies
Friday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Saturday: Feta Stuffed Chicken
Sunday: Leftover buffet
1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese light
1 cup miracle whip light
2 cans (120 g each) crab or shrimp drained
Seafood cocktail sauce
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1 diced tomato
1 diced yellow pepper
Beat the cream cheese and miracle whip together and spread in a 12 inch plate. Mix shrimp and enough cocktail sauce so that they are well coated. Arrange mixture over cream cheese. Cover with grated cheese. Sprinkle with the diced tomatoes and yellow pepper. Chill. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers. Yummy!
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
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