Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 14th


Hi everyone!  Sorry for the delay tonight.  How was your week?  I hope things are going smoothly for you and not too stressful.

I normally don’t do any extravagant Christmas baking but I do like to give the gift of goodies to teachers and friends once and awhile.  Last week my friend Tanna, at Complete Organizing Solutions,  posted about some very different cookies that she assured me were very yummy.  I say different because they are made with Ritz crackers, peanut butter and chocolate AND didn’t require any baking.  That certainly got my attention!  I made up a batch yesterday and I have to say they were surprising delicious and so easy to make which always gets me super excited that is for sure.  Not even I could mess these babies up 🙂

Easy Peanut Butter Cracker Cookies

cracker cookies

Also if you are looking for a quick and easy potluck dish, I highly recommend this festive Appetizer Wreath.

Isn’t that pretty and fun?!  And also very easy to throw together, yay!

Okay so on my menu this week…all family favorites!

Monday: Homemade Mac & Cheese

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Dilled Pot Roast

Wednesday: Pizza Pancakes

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Mexican Style Ravioli Bake

Saturday: Slow Cooker Sweet Aromatic Chicken

Simple Supper Sunday


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44 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 14th

  1. 1
    [email protected] says

    WooHoo! I’m first! Well worth staying up until midnight 😉
    Your menu and Christmas look great!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    Myra says

    So excited to be participating! The crescent roll wreath looks amazing! I’m definitely going to try it out this season!

  3. 3
    Cheryl @ Moms In Need of Mercy says

    Those peanut butter cookies are THE BEST!! A friend just made them at our cookie exchange; they taste so much like Nutter Butter cookies, if you’ve had those.

    When I entered my link, I wrote “one week+” however, the “+” sign didn’t show up, so it just looks like I wrote “one week!” with a big exclamation mark. How funny!! 🙂 Maybe everyone will think I’m a brand-new menu planner and am just so excited that I planned for “one week!” 🙂

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    purple moose says

    Wow, those are some pretty cookies! And the wreath, oh my!!

  5. 5
    Sharon says

    Your pictures make everything look so gorgeous! LOVE the edible wreath! I may try that. 🙂

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    Tanna says

    I’m glad you liked the cookies Laura! They are always a hit especially when I mention no baking! 🙂 The perfect cookies for me.

    Cheryl, they do taste similar to Nutter Butters. My husband had a Christmas party on Friday night and they had a chocolate fountain with stacks of Nutter Butter’s next to it for dipping. I was in heaven!

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    Krista says

    I think that my own Christmas baking has gotten a little out of control.

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    Mom Chatter says

    OH… I love those peanut butter cracker cookies, but I had forgotten about them!! So grateful for the reminder!! 🙂

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    Pamela says

    I love the idea of the Appetizer Wreath! How festive and yummy!!

  10. 10
    SnoWhite says

    the wreath is cute! something festive, yet healthy 🙂

    I also think the pizza pancakes are fun! Thanks for the link to the recipe.

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    The Happy Housewife says

    I am totally intrigued by the pizza pancakes. I can’t decide if my family would love them or hate them, lol!
    The wreath is so cute!

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    Becca says

    My mom has been making these Ritz cracker cookies for years and they are always a bit hit! YUM!

  13. 13
    Anna says

    I’ve had the biggest craving for homemade mac & cheese since Saturday. But alas, it was not to be for me this week.

    Enjoy yours! =)

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    [email protected] Funk says

    I am hosting a Christmas dinner this week – that wreath is stunning – going to try it out. Thanks!

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    Christine says

    Can’t wait to try your cookies!

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    Amy says

    The pizza pancakes look like the perfect light dinner or lunch for the family – the picky boys will even eat them I’m betting.

    The appetizer wreath is so pretty! That would be great for our next holiday party. Thanks, as always, for the wonderful ideas.

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    Judi says

    Looking forward to trying out that wreath…so pretty! The Ravioli bake sounds yummy…

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    Deanna Piercy says

    I see we both thought homemade macaroni and cheese would be good tonight. 😉 We are currently eating mostly vegetarian and I’m on the lookout for new recipes. The Mexican-style Ravioli looks really good and all I will have to change is substitute vegetable broth for the beef broth.

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    Clever Colleen says

    I have to say “THANK YOU” once again. I was the lucky winner of the six month menu planning through Stolen Moments Menu Planning, and wow, has it been a blessing! I was never this good at putting meals on the table so consistently! Love it!

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    Talia Alley says

    this is my first time participating…i ‘m excited! that wreath looks so cute and yummy! thanks for doing this.

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    [email protected] says

    your menu’s always sound so yummy!! those cookies look amazing and the wreath does too!! 🙂 love the new look btw, don’t now if i told you that yet!! gonna have to try those cookies, i have to make some for a cookie exchange next week…. thnx!

  22. 22
    floridamom says

    The Ritz cookies look yummy. Years ago I had a recipe for Girl Scout style mint cookies, using Ritz. They were delicious, and easy to make. Now I want some! Off to google the recipe…

  23. 23
    Laurie says

    Sorry I accidentally posted “4fh Cookies” – whatever that is! I was about to post my menu plan when the phone rang and my 2 year old “posted” while I was on the phone. Sorry!

  24. 24
    JacquitaG says

    Those Peanut Butter Cracker Cookies look yummy! I can’t wait to try them!

  25. 25
    Tiffanee says

    Your menu sounds so delicious. Since I am a SLACKER this week I may be using some of your meal ideas. Thanks!!

  26. 26
    Ronni says

    Your menus always look so yummy!

  27. 27
    Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says

    Hi Laura!

    Your menu looks yummy! I love tt appetizer wreath. that is just so cute! I might just have to make it!

    Have a great day!

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    angie says

    what great ideas for the holidays and the menu looks delicious

  29. 29
    Christy says

    You always inspire me to get mine up! Thanks!

  30. 30
    Jessica Snell says

    That appetizer wreath is such a clever idea!

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    darnold23 says

    That wreath is a great idea. I’m doing a fun event this week called Merry Merry Munchies. You should come and add both of these. Thanks for hosting MPM. I really love all of the great ideas.

  32. 32
    Forgetfulone says

    The recipe for pizza pancakes sounds good! And I love that appetizer wreath. Too cute.

  33. 33
    Sandee says

    I just want to say how much I just ADORE your new blog look. It is absolutely perfect!

  34. 34
    Becky says

    I am so excited to see those easy peanut butter cracker cookies on here. But that is such a long name. ‘Round these parts we just call them yummies

  35. 35
    Meal Plan Mom (Brenda) says

    Love that wreath appetizer–it looks delicious and oh so festive! I may need to make it for my family’s early Christmas celebration coming up this weekend. We’ll be needing some snacks to munch on after our “big” meal early in the day. Love your new blog redesign too!

  36. 36
    Tamara says

    I am finally up. Work is now finished for the year and I am linking up to stirfry recipes this week. Have a great week everyone.

  37. 37
    Stacy says

    Glad to hear these taste good. Check out these cute snowman cookies using the dipped Ritz with peanut butter. I’m making them for my daughter’s kindergarten class this week and was debating between using the Ritz/peanut butter or Oreos instead. Based on your suggestion, I think I’ll give the original recipe a try!

  38. 38
    May says

    Just started out… you have a wonderful blog thanks !

  39. 39
    Rona says

    You and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

  40. 40
    Kathy says

    Those peanut butter cracker dipped cookie things might be just the dessert I’m looking for for tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing your menu with us.
    Merry Christmas.

  41. 41
    tang says

    these babies look so cute and inviting^^
    christmas is coming, that means all the work will have to be done before I could enjoy anything… that means, stressful 🙁

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    Liz L. says

    Thanks for faithfully having this linky for us to share our Meal Plans. I’ve gained traffic from MPM alone and I truly appreciate it. Thanks for also including a giveaway this week . May you have a very Merry Blessed CHRISTmas!! ^_^

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    Amanda Thomas says

    My grandma has made those peanut butter cookies for as long as I can remember. They are a Christmas tradition in our family. LOVE them with milk chocolate (although white chocolate is ok too)!!!

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