Menu Plan Monday: December 18

Well it's the week before Christmas, where I will be hosting and cooking Christmas dinner, and I have not yet planned what I will be making! I'm leaning towards beef tenderloin, with a scape pesto and scalloped potatoes, but only if I can find beef tenderloin for less than $17 a pound!

In the meantime, this makes me motivated to have a simple menu for the week leading up to Christmas. While the temptation is there to have some form of take out each night of the week, Christmas is already hard enough as it is on my grocery budget, and home cooking is usually much less expensive. Especially since most of what I am planning to make this week is already in my freezer.

Here we go....

Chicken, broccoli and cheese braid
Pulled pork with coleslaw (is there anything easier than throwing a pork roast in a slow cooker and then pulling it with bbq sauce later?)
Fried chicken with salad
Pasta night - you choose your sauce
Breakfast for dinner

And that's the plan I'm submitting for Menu Plan Monday.

Menu Plan Monday: December 11

It's less than two weeks to Christmas, and I will be doing some festive cooking, but for some reason can't decide what I'd like to make! I'm not a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas dinner, so turkey is rarely on the top of my list. Plus I live with three guys who aren't really fans of turkey unless its on a club sandwich.

ACK! It's less than two weeks to Christmas and I haven't baked a single thing! This is so not me! (Course this means I haven't been indulging in too many baked goods, since there haven't been any to indulge in.)

My menu has been pretty simple, with lots of repeats lately. Simple works when you are still adjusting to a new schedule and not getting to start dinner until almost 6pm.

Here it is for the week:

Chicken fingers and creamy noodles
Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and broccoli
Slow cooker fajita chicken wraps
Spaghetti and meatballs
Deli Sandwiches

Share your menu plan over at Menu Plan Monday.