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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Week 100 Menu!

Wow!  100 menus!!!  Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!

We have received so many amazing holiday treats this year from friends.  And we’re LOVING IT.  (PS – you can find recipes for the molasses cookies & chocolate peanut butter squares in this picture on the Cookie Exchange post…look for Melissa & Alison’s comments.)

Now for my 100th menu.  How fun that Christmas falls during this week!

Corn Cake Toppers

– Leftovers

– Chinese Take-Out (a Maynard family Christmas Eve tradition I’ve happily embraced!)

– Merry Christmas!
– Swedish meatballs (my first attempt! I’ll write more on those later), Boiled new potatoes, Vegetable of some sort

– Leftovers

– Eat out

– Pot roast
– Mashed potatoes
– Vegetable or salad

Can’t wait to see your menus! And feel free to share family holiday traditions (even if you don’t have a menu)…food traditions & otherwise!


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    Hi Jane! This is our first New England Christmas, so maybe you easterner lady have some tips for us!
    anyway…I’m posting my menu, since I should start thinking about this…

    Monday:Chicken, Mushroom, and Goat-Cheese Burritos
    Tuesday:Tomato-Sausage Lasagna
    Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread with crackers and pears
    Honey-Orange Ham
    Green Bean and Crispy Shallots
    Mashed Potatoes
    Apple Pie
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Leftovers and Christmas chocolate!
    merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas!
    Monday: Chicken Casserole and Green Beans
    Tuesday: Enchiladas and Corn
    Wednesday: Turkey and Fixings, Christmas Dinner early at our place
    Thursday: Mexican Food at the in-laws
    Friday: Spaghetti and Salad
    Saturday and Sunday: Left Overs

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    i love the chinese food for xmas eve! I was going to do leftovers, but having take out chinese would give me the ‘Christmas Story’ goosebumps! love it!
    Monday: quinoa salad w/grilled shrimp
    Tuesday: Turkey pasta bake
    Wednesday: Pasta bake leftovers…i mean Chinese take out! Thanks for letting us steal this idea!
    Thursday: dinner at in-laws, i’m bringing ‘easy,cheesy, scalloped potatoes’ modified from a kraft recipe
    Friday: leftovers
    Saturday:Small dinner party w/salmon, baby bok choy, salad and bread
    Sunday: Holidaze Hangover soup w/bread…don’t know what that’ll look like yet

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    Monday: Homemade chicken noodle soup (I like to use the Costco chicken), hot rolls
    Tuesday: Chicken and vegetable pot pie, fruit salad
    Wednesday: soup and roll buffet (with extended family) I make homemade rolls
    Thursday: Shredded pork tacos (Cafe Rio rip off recipe) with awesome cilantro salad dressing and other fixings
    Friday: leftovers
    Saturday: breakfast for dinner
    Sunday: White lasagna, green salad

  5. Merry Christmas Jane!

    I was going to make Huevos Rancheros, but I’ve suddenly become paranoid about getting sick so I think I’m going to make a pot of veg-filled Minestrone instead if I have time.

    Tuesday, Christmas dinner at Mom-in-law’s. We’ll be having:
    -Crown Roast
    -Green Bean Casserole
    -Wassail & Cava
    -Buttermilk Chess Pie
    -Yule Log

    Our Christmas Eve tradition:
    -Summer sausage, cheese and crackers while watching Christmas movies

    Hosting Christmas morning for my immediate family.
    -Whole Wheat Apple Muffins w/ Pecan Oat Crumb Topping
    -Sweet & Spicy Bacon
    -Sausage Rolls
    -Bananas and Clementines
    -Coffee, Orange Juice, Peppermint Tea & Hot Cocoa

    -Chicken Noodle Soup
    -Sourdough Grilled Cheese

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    Merry Christmas to all…….

    Monday–Turkey sausage, 3 beans chili/stew

    Tuesday–Leftover chili/stew

    Wednesday–Grandma’s for Takeout Chinese (JaneI i thought it was only our family that had this tradition. Glad to see it is a tradition with other families.)

    Thursday–Christmas lunch at inlaws…turkey, stuffing, the works

    Friday–family over for an Italian dinner…meatballs, spinach stuffed shells, salad, crusty bread.

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    Our family has a Chinese take-out on Christmas Eve, too! What a fun tradition!

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    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Monday-Italian Chicken Chili with pancetta croutons,salad

    Tuesday-Dinner at a friend’s- Fondue Party!

    Wednesday-Having appetizers after going to church has always been our tradition so we’ll have Cheese ball and crackers, bacon wrapped water chesnuts, spinach cheese puffs and something else- perhaps a vegetable to round out the snacks!

    Thursday-Brown sugar glazed ham, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, baked pineapple, roasted acorn squash

    Friday-Sunday- visiting family out of town!

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    This is going to be an easy week to gear up for Christmas.

    Monday and Tuesday are leftovers days – we have TONS to eat up in our fridge!

    Wednesday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, salad, garlic bread

    Thursday – Christmas!
    Turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cheesy pineapple casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, yeast rolls. Plus our new favorite cranberry cheesecake and maybe a cherry berry pie.

    After that, I’m letting someone else do the cooking!

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    Jen Schulte

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Monday – chicken & dumplings, green beans

    Tuesday – macaroni goulash (w/ground beef, tomatoes, more like stewy than saucy), salad on side

    Wednesday – we also do the appetizer thing for Christmas eve! I’ll put a roast beef in the crock pot and have buttery noodles and red cabbage for ‘early dinner,’ then we’ll do shrimp cocktail, cheese & crackers, olives & pickles, etc after church.

    Thursday – everyone coming to my house and bringing something, more for lunchtime than dinner. I’ll put a turkey breast in the oven but that’s it (I am 36 weeks pregnant after all, there should be a perk or two!)

    Friday – leftovers, sandwich buns and maybe sloppy joe’s

    Saturday – having a bunch of friends in who are bringing pizza & salad (YES!)

    Sunday – my side of the family will do our traditional ham dinner – this is usually on Christmas but not everyone will be here until the weekend. This includes spiral-cut ham, ham gravy (I tsk-tsk all you ‘glaze’ fans with ham, you’re missing the best gravy in the entire world … my dad makes ours and I could just swim in it!), mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberries … yum I can just smell it now!

    All the best to everyone for many blessings over the coming week.

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    Merry Christmas!
    Here is my first attempt at a menu for the week (subject to change).
    Monday – Mexican Chicken with brown rice, corn and broccoli.
    Tuesday – Breakfast for dinner – pancakes or waffles
    Wednesday – Carando Spiral sliced ham, glazed, mashed potatoes, peas, green bean casserole, snowflake rolls and of course Christmas cookies for dessert.
    Thursday – I serve Christmas brunch, with a ham and cheese strata, maple sausages, mimosas, scrambled eggs, and perhaps a sweet dish like baked french toast. Later in the day its a deli platter and salad – real simple!
    Friday – left overs
    Saturday – Hamburgers and French Fries
    Sunday – Something in the crock pot.
    Happy New Year everyone!

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    Jane Maynard

    mmmm…wish I could crash at your homes this week! 🙂

    fun that there are other chinese take-out families out there. it is a GREAT tradition. annemarie…you’ll be hooked once you do it this year!

    thanks for the menus! this was an especially fun week to read menus for with all the holiday planning!

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    My favorite holiday food tradition is Christmas morning, my mother made Apple Puffed Pancake: essentially lots of melted butter, apple slices, and fatty doughy batter poured over it all, baked. Eaten with sour cream or maple syrup. It makes the whole house smell divine. I carried on the tradition. That reminds me – I’d better get to the store and get the ingredients!

  14. we do chinese take-out on Christmas eve too!!!

    Happy New Year 🙂

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