I got a little off schedule with meal planning because on Wednesday evebubg I was busy baking cookies and fudge, and Thursday, my usual shopping day, I went to a Christmas white elephant party. When Friday evening rolled around, I couldn’t bear to go shopping in the cold rain. So this morning I took the tot shopping, and he was a big “help.” Here’s the plan until Christmas next week.
Saturday: Sausage and pasta, with garlic, olive oil, tomatoes and parm cheese. I’m finally going to use the chicken sausage I bought on sale a few weeks ago.
Sunday: Chicken alfredo pasta. I bought bone-in chicken breasts, which weren’t on sale, but $6 for two that I will poach and shred isn’t bad.
Monday: Leftover chicken alfredo
Tuesday: Chicken and rice casserole I have frozen. The recipe is from a Cook’s Illustrated book my Mom has, not sure which one, but I’m pretty sure I would break some copyright laws by scanning and posting the recipe.
Thursday: Christmas! Honeybaked ham and other goodies (TBD)
Last week I also made pumpkin muffins from weelicious, using cocounut oil instead of canola. This weekend I am planning on attempting the impossible – cookie baking with the tot. These look like easy drop cookies, and I’ve had a hankering for spice cookies lately: http://www.browneyedbaker.com/soft-and-chewy-gingersnap-cookies/.
I also have a sugar pumpkin leftover from Thanksgiving decorations that I am going to roast and puree, kinda like PW here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/10/make-your-own-pumpkin-puree/.