Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 1/14

Menu Plan Monday for the week of December 1/14

Yay it’s December!! I love that I get to change my banner above to a nice new festive one for the holidays. If there is ever a month to be planning your menus this is it!  With so much going on this month, planning a weekly menu is one of the easiest ways to keep your sanity.  Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be, keep it simple and let it be one less thing you have to worry about.  Join us here each Menu Plan Monday for ideas and inspiration.

Also as a reminder, you can check out the menu planners and grocery list templates I have available for free here.

Menu Planning Resources:

Speaking of keeping things simple, here is a great post listing 33 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes.  Doesn’t get much easier than that, does it!


Christmas Tree Hunting:

So my family is crazy.  Every year we go to a local tree farm to pick out a Christmas tree and since I like to have my tree up at the beginning of December, we went out yesterday to get this years tree.  Only problem was it was -30 degrees Celcius out.  Yikes that is cold but if we waited for a warmer day we might be waiting for awhile.  Here in Northern Alberta, Canada it is cold,cold, cold most of the winter.  I thought you might enjoy some pictures from our day.

All bundled up:

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Did I mention it had snowed 45 cm a couple of days before?

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Our tree pick:

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My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Baked Tacos (family favorite)

Tuesday:  Simple and Creamy Tortellini Alfredo

Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples, Carrots and Rosemary

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Pan Fried Italian Chicken Thighs served with Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Saturday:  Breakfast Sausage Patties served with Roasted Carrots

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own!)

Have a great week everyone!


Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.

More family favorite recipes here.

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One of my favorite menu planning resources is on sale for 50% off, today is the last day!!

  Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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7 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 1/14

  1. 1
    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says

    WOW! It’s so beautiful with all that snow. Stay warm, though, and take care of yourself! Thank you as always for hosting :)

  2. 3
    Janet says

    While it is absolutely picturesque, I don’t envy that cold weather one bit. Stay warm!

  3. 4
    Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says

    Holy moly, I can’t believe you went trekking out into that deep snow for your tree! Thanks for letting me know about Plan to Eat, I used your affiliate link and got my year’s subscription during the sale! I love it!

  4. 5
    Waking Up Bagtas says

    Happy December!!! Thanks for hosting another great party. Have a great day!

    Aubrie B. @ Waking Up Bagtas

  5. 6
    Keri says

    That’s a lot of snow. How fun!

  6. 7
    BeBetsy says

    Hello! Love your blog! Thanks for hosting a great party.

    Have a great day,


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