Menu Plan for the Week

I’m thankful that I got a little freezer cooking done last week.  Over the course of four days, I made a batch of Instant Oatmeal, a double batch of Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins, a batch of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins, two Bacon Cheeseburger Casseroles, two Cheesy Beef and Pasta Casseroles, four pounds of Sloppy Joe Meat, and a partridge in a pear tree.  It feels good to have healthy convenience in my freezer again!  (The two casserole recipes are from the {Healthy} Make-Ahead Meals and Snacks eBook.)

freezer cooking december 13

freezer cooking dec 2013

Don’t you love how I re-use my freezer bags over and over?  I label them, but I’m pretty sure at this point, no one can read them but me.

In other news, it’s Christmas break!!  We don’t have plans to travel until later in the week, so we’ll be enjoying a few relaxed days of playing games, eating, eating, playing games, eating, and enjoying Christmas together.  I asked Matt and the boys what they’d like to eat this week, keeping in mind that I kinda wanted a break too.  We chose easy meals that would be fun and special for Christmas time.

Sunday, December 22
Instant oatmeal or steel cut oats, fruit
Creamy chicken and rice casserole, green beans
Small group – grilled cheese, tomato soup, fruit

Monday, December 23
Orange cranberry scones, applesauce
Homemade corn dogs, carrot sticks, peas
Build your own burritos – with taco meat and all the fixings

Tuesday, December 24
Quick eggnog muffins, clementines
Take and bake pizza (told ya I was taking some time off :), veggies and fruit
Chili, cinnamon rolls, veggies

Wednesday, December 25 – Merry Christmas!
Easy breakfast casserole, poppy seed bread (recipe in Make-Ahead Meals and Snacks eBook)
Lasagna, tossed salad, one hour whole wheat yeast rolls
Leftovers, Christmas brunch punch

Thursday, December 26
Dark chocolate almond granola, apples
Homemade chicken nuggets and french fries, carrots
Healthier cheese dip with chips, fruit, and veggies

Friday, December 27
Giant breakfast cookies, bananas
Leftovers
Sandwiches on the road

Saturday, December 28
Time with extended family – big Christmas dinner today!

Do you have a fun Christmas week planned? 

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  1. jeanneb says

    I used to recycle my ziplock bags, too. They’re so expensive and it just killed me to throw them out.

    But then I discovered the no-close bags at Walmart. They have no zipper, just an open end. But it’s easy to tie it or use a twist tie. Most often I just grab a piece of freezer tape, close the opening, and write on the tape to date/label the item.

    They are so cheap…I use them all the time and feel no qualms when I throw one away! Try it out.

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