Monday, December 9, 2013

Menu Plan



Is it Christmas 24/7 for you too?

We started the week off with our church's annual "Hanging of the Green" service - which I love.  This year I loved it even more because Diva was one of the readers and she and the middle Operinino sang a descant with the choir.  I got to see my Diva & Engineer singing together; it was lovely.

That night we had our children's production at church and since I am on the hospitality committee, I helped prepare for the reception that followed.

Bright and early Monday morning I was at a breakfast for teachers of a local private school.  I do one off specialty classes for them on occasion so they invited me to join them for the morning.

Engineer's company's Christmas party was that evening and it was fun visiting with his colleagues from his old office and meeting his co-workers from his new office.

My fabulous Aunt came down for a visit and to do a program Tuesday evening at our local library for her Christmas book The Race Car Driver's Night Before Christmas.

Wednesday and Thursday I just tried to get Christmas pressies and cards wrapped and addressed because if every week the month is going to be like the last two, I've got to get while the gettin's good.



Friday night I went with a sweet friend to a ladies' tea at her former church in Shreveport.  It was a great night of food and fellowship.

We ended the week with the town's Christmas Parade.  Because of the severe drop in temperature during the week, the parade was not as well attended as it has been in the past.  Apparently, I am not alone in my disdain for cold weather.  Diva was riding on our church's float so we had to be there.  Engineer and I made the best of it though and watched the parade from the warmth and comfort of a restaurant where we sat at a table in the window, had supper, and watched the parade go past.  It was perfect.

Surely, you can now appreciate my lack of cooking on the menu plan last week.  And since that cold weather is still hanging about, I am going with all comfort foods this week...well, the times I will be cooking anyway.  :)

This week will be more of the same:

Sunday - Dinner at church
Monday - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Tuesday - Crockpot Duck Stew
Wednesday - Black Eyed Peas, Applekraut, & Cornbread
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Dinner w/Friends
Saturday - Date Night

This is part of Menu Plan Monday.

11 comments:

  1. So many wonderful holiday activities. This time of year is wonderful!

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    1. Agreed Ms. Patti! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I would love to see your recipe for Crock Pot duck stew!

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    1. I'll have to get on that Ms. Amanda. I've been given ducks by Engineer's boss and he said I can have as many as I want. There might be a lot of duck stew in the immediate future. ;)

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  3. I NEED to start menu planning! Yesterday the grocery closed early (as it's Sunday and shops here are usually closed) and silly me had no food at home. Can't let that happen again!

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    1. Menu planning has saved my rear many times Ms. Pristine. I highly recommend it. :)

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  4. Yes we are in full swing! Fun time of the year:))

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  5. I wish I was home more...I love holiday activities!!!

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    1. They are such fun, but I wish my house, laundry, and dishes would pick up the slack of my busyness and clean themselves instead of waiting on me to do it. ;)

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