Sunday, December 25, 2011

Menu - Week of December 25th

After stuffing ourselves over the last couple of days are we really going to talk about food?  Yesterday I made a big turkey dinner for my side of the family.  Today we didn't have fancy meals, pretty much a snack buffet that we grazed at all day.  I'm on a sugar overload right now.

Okay - back to business.  The last couple of weeks we have completely fallen off the cooking band wagon.  If any of the bank employees are perusing my recent account activity they are going to be quite appalled by all the food places we've eaten at recently.  It's pretty much been a take-out life for us!  Based on the amount of money we've spent that is going to need to change!  I just don't know that this is the week to start :)

After the hustle of the last couple weeks (and copious amounts of cooking and baking) I'm cutting myself a little slack this week and pulling everything from the freezer.  Here's my plan

Dinner out - I told you this may not be the week I start!  One of my nieces is spending the night so we'll be doing something for dinner, just don't know what yet.
Potato soup and beer bread (Tastefully Simple)
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad, corn, bread
Chicken taco buffet
Lasagna, garlic bread, salad, glazed carrots
New Years Eve party

If you are a regular reader, you know that we tend to have the same things over and over.  One of my 2012 goals is to try more new recipes.  Since the hubby isn't big on change he isn't going to be to excited by this but I'd like to add some variety to the menu.

I thought I'd share one of my presents with you.  Every year for Christmas my mom gets me fun something for the kitchen.  Since she knows my penchant for dropping spoons in whatever I'm cooking she got my these nifty Rachael Ray spoons that hook onto your cookware.  I'm looking forward to using them (and not having to fish them out of the pot!)

What's on  your menu for the week?

I'll be linking up over at I'm an Organizing Junkie

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  1. Love the spoons! I don't drop my utensils in the dish often, but it is a huge mess when I do.

    As for the variety, I am sure my kids wish I would make the same things more often--I tend to view menu planning as a completely new, from-scratch endeavor every week, and I think they get sick of it. But I have to be careful--if I make something too often, they get tired of it.

  2. i got my mom a few rachael ray things. i cant wait to cook with them too. i want all rachael ray stuff when and if i ever get my own place!
    Here is a link to myMenu Plan
    I'd love if you stopped by my blog to check it out and leave a link to your menu or share it in the comments and let us know what your plans are for New Years Eve
    Have a great week!
    I also have a $10 applebee's gift card giveaway happening too! link is under the cooking with cristin sign:)