Monday, December 29, 2014
Menu Plan: Days Four Through Ten of Christmas
We are well into the 12 days of Christmas. Our plans for Christmas were unexpectedly changed last week, and it put my meal planning off as well, so we just scrapped it and had time with our family and friends. The kids' guardians (they get our children if both Rich and I die) and godparents to about five of them, plus their son, who is our godson, and Rich's mother were able to come spend Tuesday through Saturday with us. It made it a bit more complicated and crowded, but I think was still nice. Rich had Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off from work already, so he took Saint Stephen off as well, and we had him home from Wednesday until he had to go back to work on Monday.
Our 18th anniversary is Wednesday, which is pretty exciting. We're not doing anything exciting, though. We are going to have a nice dinner with our family, then heading out to have drinks and hors-d'ouevres and to hear some live music in town, and coming home to ring in the New Year with our kids. As is our family tradition, we spread the cooking and decorating out through all the 12 days, so each day we make some fun cookie or candy or treat and the kids find a way to decorate our house. Mostly, though, we get to take some down time and they work on crafts or projects they received as gifts and read books and just have a relaxing, non-demanding time.
This week's menu has no fasting in it at all, but because of the day Epiphany falls next week, we will be back to our normal schedule.
- Sunday - Feast of the Holy Innocents
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Brown Sugar, Apples, Milky Tea
Dinner: Loaded Nachos with Chorizo, Apple Slices
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast, Sliced Oranges, Milk and Tea
Dinner: Fromage Fort*, Crackers, Pomegranate Pips, Sliced Apples, Fudge (Snack Tray)
Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Toast, Oranges, Milk and Tea
Dinner: Braised Shoulder of Lamb, Steam Sauteed Carrots, Herbed Cous Cous
Breakfast: Christmas Bread and Butter, Fruit, Bacon, Milky Tea
Dinner: Crab Linguine with Lemon Cream Sauce, Buttered Green and Yellow Beans, Cranberry Cherry Pie , Eggnog
- Thursday - Feast of the Circumcision and Holy Name of the Lord
Breakfast: Baked French Toast with Leftover Christmas Bread and Eggnog, Bacon, Fruit, Hot Chocolate
Dinner: Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Steam Sauteed Broccoli, Cauliflower, Zucchini, and Italian Beans, Christmas Cookies
Breakfast: Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole, Fruit, Milky Tea
Dinner: Dinner Out with the Family
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Bacon, Fruit, Milky Tea
Dinner: Not Texas Chili and Cornbread