Sunday, December 25, 2011
Menu Plan: Christmas Week
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
We went to midnight mass for Christmas, and the prayers for the departed were both hard to hear and a comfort. Our priest reminded us that those who have passed before us are up with God rejoicing and that their celebration is more than we can imagine. They are also perfectly able to pray for us there. It was both good and difficult to have a finite end to our intense mourning. Rich stopped wearing mourning and I wore colors for the first time. We prepared our hearts to be joyful. The good thing about joy is that it doesn't preclude other emotions. So, we could be sad and joyful at the same time.
We are looking forward to our 12 days of feasting. Our Christmas dinner is not as elaborate as it usually is, but is still festive. We spent this past week making eleven kinds of candy and Chex mix. I'm planning on making one more kind of candy this week and some cookies. Rich and I have our 15th anniversary this week, too. So, this is a week of great celebration for us. Merry Christmas to you all!
- Sunday - Christmas
Breakfast: Sausage Patties, Christmas Bread with Cream Cheese, Satsumas, Hot Cocoa with Homemade Marshmallows
Dinner: : Roast Beef, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Eggnog, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake, Peppermint Ice Cream
Breakfast: English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches with Fried Eggs, Sausage and Cheese, Cocoa and Coffee
Dinner: Beef Pot Pie, Leftover Dessert
Breakfast: French Toast Made with Leftover Christmas Bread and Eggnog, Bacon, Satsumas, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb, Red Wine Sauce, Simple Rice Pilaf, Slow Sauteed Green Beans, Roast Acorn Squash and Onion Wedges
Breakfast: Creamed Eggs, Toast Fingers, Tea and Honey
Dinner: Chicken Fried Steak, Biscuits and Gravy, Roasted Cauliflower, Satsumas
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins and Brown Sugar, Milk and Coffee
Breakfast: Brown Butter Banana Muffins, Hard Boiled Eggs, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Roast Turkey, Bourbon Gravy, Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese, Steam Sauteed Carrots, Butterhorn Rolls
Cranberry Oatmeal Pancakes with Cranberry SyrupCinnamon Rolls with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting, Fried Eggs, Bacon, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Crab Linguine with Lemon Cream Sauce, Steamed Green Beans, Cherry Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream