Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 17th

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Hello! I decided to do a bit of a festive banner for the holidays! Hard to believe Christmas is only a week away, yikes! My parents arrived safely today (they just made it out on time as Toronto is having a big storm right now and many flights were canceled) and now I feel like the holidays can really begin. It was fun to prepare my menu this week knowing my parents will be eating with us although somewhat stressful at the same time as I, of course, really want to impress them. Cooking doesn’t come naturally to me but this week I’m going to pretend it does!

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So here is what I’ll be serving up this week:

Monday: Ravioli Chicken Casserole (I’ll be using turkey sausage instead)

Tuesday: Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker served with wild rice and broccoli and Pineapple Carrot Cake for dessert

Wednesday: 40 Clove Garlic Chicken served with rosemary red potatoes and frozen veggies

Thursday: Homemade pizza

Friday: Potluck Party ~ I’ll be bringing Creamy Red Potatoes

Saturday: Annual Christmas Fondue dinner!

You are all invited to stop by my open house.


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47 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 17th

  1. 1
    Candi says

    The banner looks great!!

    I love fondue!! I haven’t made it in a long time. I first had it while on my honey moon and fell in love!!

    Enjoy your parent’s visit!!

  2. 2
    mamasutra says

    Sigh! I want to come over to eat at your house! Seriously, I’ve just lost all motivation for making my plan; if it weren’t for the yukky weather making multiple grocery trips in a week completely miserable, I wouldn’t have bothered even putting my silly plan together. But it really makes a difference!

  3. 3
    Donetta says

    how wonderful for you to have your parents. Mine are all passed now. Enjoy them. Relax they are coming to be with you not to judge you. 🙂

  4. 4
    Grace says

    Merry Christmas, Laura!! I’m glad it feels like the holidays for you now. 🙂 Have fun with your family!!

  5. 5
    Speaking from the He says

    40 cloves garlic chicken with Rosemary Potatoes sounds good to me.

  6. 6
    Natalie says

    Have fun at the fondue dinner!

  7. 7
    Tiany says

    I love your new banner, too cute! 🙂

    Thanks for all the links, i will have to try at least one of those recipes!

    I accidentally added the wrong link the first time , please delete my first entry #21! Thank you and have a blessed week!

  8. 8
    Ruth says

    Mmmmm. Fondue! I will have to get my pot out and make some soon!

  9. 9
    Stephanie says

    Wow, that 40 Clove Garlic Chicken sounds absolutely amazing!!! I may just have to cancel my own chicken recipe and try that instead!

    Thanks for hosting!
    Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home

  10. 10
    Michelle says

    Hi Laura ;=) enjoy the visit with your parents.I love love susannes 40 cloves of garlic chicken..have a great week .thanks for hosting as always.

  11. 11
    Proverbs31 says

    I’m glad your parents arrived before the weather got too bad. Have a good week with them!!

  12. 12
    Kim says

    Your new banner is lovely! Have a great week.

  13. 13
    Jodi says

    Everything sounds yummy!

  14. 14
    Misslionheart? says

    The 40 clove garlic chicken is the best chicken recipe I’ve ever made!

    Have a great week.

  15. 15
    Misslionheart says

    The 40 clove garlic chicken is the best! I blanched the cloves for a minute to easily peel them.

    Have a great week

  16. 16
    DanaB says

    Great holiday banner 🙂

    Happy Holidays to all from our home to yours!


  17. 17
    Lisa D. says

    The Fondue dinner sounds fabulous! Your menu is great! Thanks for hosting.

    Merry Christmas!

  18. 18
    Becky says

    That pork tenderloin looks delicious! I’m going to bookmark it for a future menu plan. I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time with your parents.

    Merry Christmas!

  19. 19
    Sharon says

    My goodness, you did a great job with your menu this week! I’m sure your family will be impresses. 🙂
    Enjoy your time with them! I agree-once the company has arrived ( or vice versa) it officially feels like holiday time.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!!

    Oh! And thank you for the nice new banner! It looks great!

  20. 20
    Vickie says

    What a neat idea a Fondue meal! I want to try your raviloi casserole. That sounds very good. This week I am so busy I need quick and easy things. I will add more of my recipes next week. Have a great week!

  21. 21
    Mommychicky says

    Fondue! I love it. I haven’t used mine since the first New Years after I got married. Now, I’m adding that to the list of things to bring to my parents’!

  22. 23
    Char says

    Sounds like another good week! Enjoy your time with your parents.

  23. 24
    Bettina says

    Thanks for hosting. Merry Christmas!!

  24. 25
    Amy says

    Love your Christmas open house! I’ve posted my menu on my blog. Thanks for hosting this!

  25. 26
    Cindy says

    I keep meaning to try that 40 clove chicken since I keep hearing raves about it. Maybe that will be my new recipe this week! Thanks for hosting!

  26. 27
    gloria says

    thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas!!

  27. 28
    Annie says

    Love your menu plan! And the fondue thing, I’ve never fondue’d before (is that even a word?). The hubby might be getting me one for Christmas, so I will bombard the internet for delish recipes! Thanks for hosting MPM!

  28. 29
    Nichole says

    The pork tenderloin sounds great. Have a wonderful week!

  29. 30
    Sandra says

    Love the banner Laura and your menu sounds amazing as always 🙂


  30. 31
    Sonshine says

    What a yummy week planned! I love the new holiday banner too! Thanks for hosting MPM!

  31. 32
    Angie says

    Fodue… that’s like cheese, right… I LOVE CHEESE!! I’m a MPM newb, but sure I will be back. I love your site!!

  32. 33
    Laura says

    We do both oil and cheese. We fondue beef, mushrooms, potatoes, bread and carrots and of course chocolate fondue for dessert!!

  33. 34
    mjpuzzlemom says

    Looks like a great week. Thanks fo rthe new banner, and for hosting MPM!


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    Jena says

    Have a great holiday!


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