Weekly Menu Plan – The Busiest Week of the Year – December 21, 2009

Is it over yet?  Seriously, I just want to sit down & read my book!  LOL!  Also, as much as I can’t believe that I am saying this, I think I am done with the Christmas music.  I love it, don’t get me wrong, but when they start playing it right after Halloween, the novelty wears out before Christmas.  I won’t ever tire of watching Elf, though.  Seriously, love that movie & think that it is Will Farrell’s best role ever.  There couldn’t be a more perfect Elf. 

So, what is on the menu this week.  Thursday night, Christmas Eve, we are hosting dinner for family at our house.  There will be plenty of yummy treats, including many, many cookies to go around.  Dinner will be Perfect Pork Tenderloin and Ham served along with a salad, roasted vegetables and rolls of some kind.  Appetizers will be shrimp cocktail, the now demanded Buffalo Chicken Dip and a vegetable tray to balance things out.  Wine will be a flowing, as will some fun mixed cocktails involving some Stoli’s vodka.  Christmas day dinner will be at my Dad’s house.  He is roasting a turkey with all the fixings, gluten-free, of course.  I will be bringing the dessert – a gingerbread cake.  Breakfast on Christmas morning is usually whatever you can get your hands on in between the opening of the mountain of gifts.  Sometimes I pull out pumpkin bread or muffins from the freezer.  This year I have a couple of gluten-free mixes that I have been sent to sample that I may make. 

Cheryl at Gluten-free Goodness is hosting this week’s gluten-free menu swap.  The theme is Christmas/Hanukkah/Winter Solstice.  Make sure to stop by & say “Hi” and check out all the great menus.

Sunday – Rotisserie Chicken, Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans, Salad

Monday – Filet Mignon, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus & Salad

Tuesday – Spaghetti & Meatballs, Broccoli & Salad

Wednesday -Salmon, Basmati Brown Rice, Roasted Zucchini & Salad

Thursday – Christmas Eve Feast

Friday – Christmas Dinner Feast

Saturday – Do we have to eat today?  LOL!  Leftovers, most likely


Baked Goods


Coffee Cake (from mix that I was sent to sample)


Peanut Butter Fudge

Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake

A couple more cookies (yes, I am tired of cookies & my freezer is exploding!)


In case you missed it, I hit a huge milestone this past weekend – I ran 1,000 miles this year!


Don’t forget to check out Orgjunkie for lots more great menu ideas. 


In case you have missed them…..more recipes are shared on my Examiner site


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