Sunday, December 9, 2012

Menu Plan

We are still working through various meals in the freezer and otherwise trying to keep things simple around here.  I discovered on Saturday that SAMS has boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale by the case for $1.64/lb.  Since the chicken shipment from Zaycon foods was cancelled due to the hurricane, we are hoping to be able to take advantage of this price in the very near future to fill the freezer a bit.  Hopefully the price will not go up before we are able to do so.

Lunches this week will be sandwiches and leftovers except on Friday. On Friday we are having some friends over for a cookie decorating party and will have something in the crockpots for lunch.  Taco soup in one and I'm not sure what will go in the second one as I am struggling to come up with something more child friendly than I usually seem to cook when cooking for a crowd.

M: eggs (B), salisbury meatballs (D)
T: oatmeal (B), honey glazed chicken (D)
W: cereal (B), soup and muffins (D)
T: breakfast casserole (B), lasagna (D)
F: muffins (B), ham and scalloped potatoes (D)

We are also apparently entering the beginning of potluck season.  Alan has one at work on Tuesday and there is a Boy Scout dinner/potluck next week.  This Thursday we also have the Frontier Girls Christmas party.  They should keep us just a tad busier than normal and making lots of extra desserts to take with us (I think we will be sticking with caramel corn for most of them since it is cheap, easy, folks seem to love it, and most folks now seem to never have a chance to have homemade caramel corn).


Dirtdartwife said...

crockpot idea for kids....those small sausages, hillshire farms makes them...little smokies! that's it...their name was escaping me. Toss them in a crock pot with a bottle of bbq sauce.

I am starting to feel a little more human again and your schedule just set me back. oiy. I hope you are able to at least enjoy the company a bit. It's going to be rough, so give yourself a break when you have days where you'd rather not want to do anything.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful idea except we are expecting a bit of a crowd and there is no way to keep the little smokies in an affordable range. :) But they are going on our list for Christmas snacks. It's one of the things the kids request every year for snacks on Thanksgiving and Christmas now. Little smokies, sausage balls, that fake spray cheese in a can. Those are the must have holiday snacks around here. Along with a big package of the individual boxes of cereal for breakfast on Christmas morning. So everyone can pick out what they want to eat no matter what anyone else is eating.

But trust me, I'm not doing too much more than what needs to be done. Granted, with Boy Scouts and karate and fencing and Frontier Girls and Alan's writing projects and evening meetings, it still keeps us very busy. But busy is a good thing in most ways.