Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Menu Monday

Holy Smokes!  I can’t believe how fast the last few weeks have FLOWN by!  I have been a busy busy little bee around here.  I took a break from my menus because my schedule was hectic, My sister was in town, and I have been up to my elbows in finishing projects!  Yay!  I am NOTORIOUS for getting something about 80% finished, losing steam, and moving on to something else.  So I have been feeling pretty proud of myself for finally finishing up several things I have had in the works for awhile and even a spontaneous Christmas project (or 3).  Super excited to share.  Here’s just a little sneak peak.

finished projects

But we’ll save those for another post.  Or two.  Or 7.  For now, here’s my weekly menu.


Garlic Orange Shrimp, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

     *I made the Garlic Orange Shrimp for the first time tonight, and it was really yummy!  I cut down the cayenne pepper by half…and it was still pretty spicy.  So, if you are not into spice at all…I would omit the pepper completely.  (Also, I didn’t have “Old Bay” seasoning, so I used my trusty Lawry’s season salt.  It tasted great.)

Chicken Broccoli casseroleChicken Broccoli Casserole


Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Chicken a la king, Atkinson Family homemade vanilla custard and hot fudge sauce

Crockpot breakfast casserole – I have to admit…I haven’t tried this yet, so there are absolutely no guarantees as to how it will turn out.  I figure if it is a bust, I’ll just whip out the bisquick…so no harm done.  :) 


If you want a tried and true make ahead recipe for Christmas morning, I would happily suggest this Baked French Toast from the Pioneer Woman.  Even the hubs commented on how good it was.  And bonus…if you have leftovers, it was even better re-heated the next day!

mashed potatoes, candied walnut salad 

*The pomegranate spinach salad is nothing special.  Just add pomegranate seeds to your favorite salad.  The End.  :)

Has anyone ever tried a crockpot breakfast casserole before?  I’d love to hear how it turned out!

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