Monday, November 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Well this week will be an interesting one. . . Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! I have Parent-Teacher Conferences for two of the nights, so I'm not around for all of the suppers. :) Hopefully this still gives you a few ideas!

Can I also just add that from last week the Slow Cooker Gingered Beef was AMAZING!?!?!?! If you try nothing at all, try that one. If you are new to crock-potting, try that one. It is yum-a-licious!

Monday- Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes (Thank you, Mom!!!)
Tuesday-Chicken Wraps (not sure what kind yet. . .Asian or Fajitas. . .)
Wednesday- Conferences--kids out with Opa and Oma
Thursday- Conferences. . .Mac 'n Cheese or Grilled Cheese?
Friday-Waikiki Meatballs (minus the peppers and cherries--ew!), rice
Saturday-no snack. . . today. Just wait until tomorrow! We'll probably have leftovers or so instead today.
Sunday- not breakfast. . .see below!

Sunday is Christmas Tree Day! I know, it's kinda early! Here is the story. . .

Long ago, my husband asked me to marry him on December 1. (I obviously said yes!) The following year, when we were married, we decided to do something special on that day, but all the restaurants we liked in town were closed and we landed up getting a whole bunch of appies and spending the evening at home instead. The next year, we were kinda thinking about getting a tree for the first time, and decided to combine the appies tradition with the tree. . .and it has stuck ever since. So, that is our way of celebrating our engagement anniversary (we never seem to get around to celebrating our actual anniversary!) and our way of starting Christmas.

The difference now is that we have kids who like in on the action, and celebrating it on the 1st cuts in to a week routine and all, so we are doing it on Sunday instead. We've also changed to doing some store-bought and some home-made appies (aka: junk supper!). So, here is what we are planning. . .
Teriyaki Chicken Wings
CP Pizza Dip
Pigs in a Blanket (a kid and hubby favourite!) or this one (we add cheese slices though!)
Mediterranean hors d'oeuvres (compliments of PC brand)

I'll let you know how it all goes. . .but if you are looking for some appies for the holiday season (or in our case to start the holiday season, there you go!)

1 comment:

deWoldeDaily said...

What a great anniversary/Christmas tree tradition! Have fun with it! We are hoping to spend Saturday as our Christmas tree/winter village setup day! Should be fun!