Welcome to the Christmas edition of Menu Plan Monday! Yesterday I spent some time looking through my Reiman magazines (Simple & Delicious/Healthy Cooking) and some internet sites trying to narrow down our Christmas menu. I love looking at all the pictures, I just wished I loved to cook as well :). We always have Christmas dinner at our house though because I just love staying home that day and not rushing anywhere. This year we have friends and family coming and while it might not be the best meal it will hopefully be edible….that’s the goal anyway :) I try to pick recipes that are pretty straight forward with no complications and I of course will also make some good old faithful recipes as well.
Up until now we have not had any Christmas Eve menu traditions. I wanted to change that this year. I love traditions and I was looking for something fun and easy for the kids that they could look forward to year after year. I found the recipe below while looking through the Family Fun site. I absolutely heart that magazine. So great! What about you? Do you serve a specific meal each year on Christmas Eve?
A new family favorite dessert in our house is White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars from Kraft Canada (I’m sorry if the link doesn’t work, they have been having trouble with their website). I made this recipe twice last week and it was so easy and delicious!
A recipe we make every year, as treats for our guests and neighbors, is Peppermint Bark. This is such a simple but festive recipe and takes no time at all to whip up a batch. I’ve yet to mess it up and trust me that is saying alot!
Reminder: if you are including a Family Favorite recipe in your menu plan this week please feel free to include the name of the recipe in brackets beside your name in Mr. Linky. Just please please remember to leave spaces. Thanks!
So onto my menu this week:
Wednesday:Christmas Eve ~ Christmas Tree Pizzas (how fun is that!) served with birthday jello for Jesus (I wanted an easy light dessert :) )
Breakfast: Wakeup Casserole * Family Favorite *
We cook the turkey unstuffed so my son who is gluten free can enjoy it as well.
Love it! Can be prepared the day before.
One of our favorite recipes, so yummy! I also make these up the day before.
Love that I can put it into the slow cooker and forget about it. Just some occasional basting is all that is needed.
A new recipe for me but I like that it’s a little different than the usual apple pie.
Friday: Creamy Turkey Soup and sandwiches
Saturday: Turkey Tetrazzini
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
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