The Home for Holidays Menu- 6 before Christmas 12 before The New Year

First things first lets make a plan!  We have to plan to stay happy and sane during the time of year we dedicate to putting others first (as if we don’t do that anyways!)  Our kids are out of school, our families are in town and we still have to find time to cook, clean and take care of life.

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Mila’s Tommys little helper when it comes to shopping

 

Don’t fear!  First thing you want to do is menu plan for the entire six days before Christmas!  Some of my go to items to feed a full house are:

Breakfast items

  • Croissants
  • Toast
  • Cereal
  • Fruit Fruit Fruit and make a huge tray to sit out all day
  • Pastries
  • Juices, orange, cranberry, apple

Lunch Soup, Salad and Sandwich can work for everyday as long as theres a variety

  • Sliced Turkey
  • Sliced Chicken
  • Sliced Beef
  • Sliced Ham
  • Sandwich bread
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Pickels
  • Chips
  • Pizza (homemade is always fun to make then eat its a great activity)
  • Chicken nuggets and fish sticks
  • Salad Greens
  • Crockpot of Black Bean or Lentil Soup

Dinner try not to make anything that requires an individual piece of meat for each person.

  • Spagetti
  • Lasanga
  • Enchiladas pan style
  • Beef Stew
  • Red Beans and Rice with Turkey
  • Meat or Veggie Loaf
  • Bean, Chicken, turkey or Ground beef Chili
  • Chicken Fettuccini with Alfredo and Broccli
  • Hamburgers and fries
  • Shepherds pie
  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Chicken noodle soup

Lets not forget the most important things kids will ask for SNACKS

  • Fruit
  • Veggie tray
  • Popcorn
  • Goldfish
  • Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Homemade ice cream(store bought is fine too)
  • Homemade Sherbert (ditto)
  • Popsicles (we like to make fruit pops)
  • Smoothies
  • Cheese sticks or tray
  • Chips (no msg please)
  • Chips and Dip (I prefer a yummy pico or guacamole)

This should get you going in the right direction to take one stressor off of your table!  Now of to the grocery store I go!

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See ya at the grocery store in Lisa’s Lane

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