In case any of my faithful readers are curious about my lack of posts over the last few days, keep watching this week and you can read up on my weekend of holiday baking. I baked a crazy amount of cookies! Which leads me into an explanation, if not an apology for this week's simple meal plan. These are meals that involve only 5-15 minutes of prep. Who has the time right now? If you have mailed all of your cards and shipped all of your packages, delivered cookies to your friends and neighbors, finished shopping and wrapped every gift and placed it under your perfectly decorated tree, then congratulations. I mean it. Good for you. Me...I still have a few loose ends to tie up. So, this week simplicity is the key.
Monday December 15th
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Tuesday December 16th
Smoked Pork Loin from Stonie's Sausage Shop
Wednesday December 17th
Beef Stew and Drop Biscuits
Thursday December 18th
Tater Tot Casserole
Friday December 19th
Marinated Water Chestnuts Wrapped in Bacon
(an appetizer for the first of many family Christmas parties we will attend this season)
Saturday December 20th
Holiday Party, no meal planned
Sunday December 21st
(we'll be travelling this day, so I doubt I'll be cooking when we arrive home)
Told you it would be simple. This will also be my last meal plan until after the New Year. We'll be on the holiday circuit for a couple of weeks, visiting friends and family. Rest assured, I'll have my camera with me and I'll be cooking a bit too. So, when I have the chance to post, I will. Don't go far...
I'll be back better than ever with a meal plan and maybe a resolution or two on January 5, 2009!
Onions, mushrooms, garlic (whatever you like in your spaghetti sauce)
1/2 lb. Italian sausage
1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
Smoked Pork Loin
2 lbs. cut up beef for stew or 1 quart of canned beef
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 can french onion soup
1 can tomato soup
2 can whole water chestnuts
4 cups mixed veggies
32 oz. bag tater tots
1 bag stew veggies or mixed veggies
Wow. Even the grocery list is pretty simple this week.
This week I wish you all of the joy of the season! Happy Holidays meal planners!