Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 21/15 Christmas Edition!

Menu Plan Monday for the week of Dec 21/15...recipe links and menu planning inspiration!!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited, it’s Christmas week!!  The boys are finished school and my daughter is coming home TODAY!  She is managing to get home a day earlier than expected, woohoo!!  Best news ever.  I asked her which recipe she was most looking forward to me making for her and she said she is craving is our Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball. I originally shared this family favorite recipe back on my blog in 2009.  Will definitely have to get a better picture of it this year for sure.  It’s absolutely delicious!

Christmas Menu Planning:

Christmas Menu Planning Made Simple at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

This is the week to be organized my friends! If you haven’t checked out my Christmas Menu Planning Made Simple post, do that now to get simple tips, recipes and printables!  It all comes down to the planning.  I’ve got my lists printed off and clipped behind that are all of my printed recipes.  I’m ready…it’s easier for me and easier for delegating tasks too so everyone can pitch in and help!  Grocery shopping happens today.  Keep meals leading up to Christmas as easy as you can.

I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful week!! Remember the more organized you are the more time you’ll have for relaxing and visiting 🙂

Merry Christmas everyone!!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Slow Cooker Ravioli Alfredo with frozen meatballs added, served with tossed salad

Tuesday:  Basil and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese served with tomato soup and side veggies

Wednesday:  Spinach and Ham Scrambled Eggs

Thursday: Christmas Eve appetizer party! Our menu includes:

Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread
Veggies and Dip
Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball and crackers
Mozza Sticks
Paleo Holiday Stuffed Mushrooms
Gum Drop Cake (hoping to share this recipe with you on Wednesday!)
Butter Tarts
Healthy Caramel Corn (no refined sugar or butter!)
Holiday Surprise Punch

Friday: Merry Christmas! Our Christmas menu includes:

Garlic Rosemary Turkey
Creamy Garlic Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Asparagus
Bread Machine Golden Honey Pan Rolls
Paleo Dinner Rolls
Fluffy Cherry Cheesecake
Paleo Almond Bake Donuts (for me!)

Saturday:  Homemade Turkey Soup

Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)


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

More family favorite recipes here.

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My favorite menu planning resource:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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10 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 21/15 Christmas Edition!

  1. 1
    Susan says

    Merry Christmas! My college freshman daughter got home Friday, and I fully understand your glee 🙂 I, too, am making her favorite recipes and she’s really enjoying doing some cooking, too. Enjoy, enjoy!!

    • 1.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Merry Christmas to your family Susan!!

  2. 2
    Angela says

    Merry Christmas and yay for kids coming home!! Nothing thrills this mama’s heart more than my grown children CHOOSING to be at my house, especially for the holidays! Hope you have a wonderful time. 🙂

    • 2.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      It is so special! Merry Christmas Angela!!

  3. 3
    Janet says

    Enjoy your time with your family. Merry Christmas!

  4. 5
    Marcia at Organising Queen says

    I’m so excited that your daughter’s going to be home EARLY! YAY!

    Merry Christmas, Laura and family, and lots of love from South Africa (where I’m slowly melting away from the extreme heat!)

    • 5.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Thanks Marcia, Merry Christmas to you as well! So jealous of your warm weather 🙂


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