I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas! As we begin to look at the coming year I’ve been thinking about how to make MPM an even greater experience for you. One of the things I know many of you like to do is connect with others that are planning similar menus to yours (ie: gluten free, weight loss, carb free, etc..). Jena from Organizing Everyday suggested that I have a prepared KEY that participants could reference and enter after their name on the Mr. Linky list if they are planning a specific menu type that others might be interested in. Many of you already do this so it’s really just a continuation of that. I did a little brainstorming and put together a “working” list.
Cooking for 1 or 2
BBC (big batch cooking)
OAMC (once a month cooking)
NT (nourishing traditions)
Let’s start with those and certainly if you would like to see others added let me know. Once I have a complete list I’ll add it to the MPM tab at the top of the site for easy reference. I’m hoping this will make it easier for you to search the growing list of MPM links for menus and recipes you are most interested in. And please don’t feel like you have to use any of these. This is just if you regularly plan meals around a certain theme and would like to connect with like minded menu planners.
Last week’s Christmas Eve Santa Pancakes were a big hit in our house. The kids had fun making their own and I can definitely see it becoming a yearly tradition.
My daughter’s pancake creation :)
I also found a recipe for a veggie casserole that turned out delicious and was super easy to make. It could easily be prepared in advance too if you want and then just thrown in the oven right before dinner.
The winner of last week’s MPM Taste of Home giveaway is Jeanine from Neenee’s Nook!
On our menu this week:
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Maple Ham with potatoes and veggies
Wednesday: Leftover buffet
Thursday: Chicken Caesar Wraps
Happy New Year Friday: Family Fondue Party
Saturday: Slow Cooker Beef Stew (using up fondue leftovers)
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.