What a rainy cold morning, makes me want to stay home all day, but grocery shopping must be done! Kind of wish the temperature would drop a few degrees so all this rain would be snow, it is December 5th after all. I also kind of wish we could take it easy for a few days, we had a very busy and exhausting weekend. But we’re off to spend time with my husbands family later today and tomorrow is St. Nickolas day which means we are getting Christmasy up in here! Advent started last week which means the fall decor came down and we brought out the advent wreath, but celebrating St. Nickolas’ Feast day is when we start getting ready for Christmas: decorations, Christmas lights outside, religious gifts, and maybe a bit of baking too.
Here is what we are eating this week:
Monday: dinner with the in-laws
Tuesday: chicken and orzo supper and salad (recipe from Betty Crocker: The Big book of slow cooker, casseroles & more)
Wednesday: unstuffed shells (I use ricotta instead of cream cheese, and a can of crushed tomatoes instead of a jar of sauce)
Thursday: curly pasta with feta, spinach and pine nuts (recipe from Nigella Kitchen: recipes from the heart of the home)
Friday: black bean and sweet potato chili (recipe from Betty Crocker: The Big book of slow cooker, casseroles & more)
Saturday: no idea, I feel like we have plans, but I can’t remember. either way, it’s up to the hubby to cook!
Sunday: we always have Sunday dinners at either my parents house or my husbands parents
I tested my sons slight sensitivity to oats last week, he got a rash on his face like he always does :( guess that means no Mrs. Claus’ Mud Pies for him again this Christmas (though I have to make them, it’s not Christmas without them!). I am hoping to get the tree put together during nap time, so maybe we’ll bake up some sugar cookies in the afternoon.
Happy menu planning!
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