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Our Menu for December 3, 2012

Hey friends! It’s another beautiful Monday and its once again time for menu plan Monday!

Whether or not your a huge fan of menu planning, I can’t recommend it enough during this time of year. I believe taking 20 minutes to plan your breakfasts, lunches and dinners really will make your Christmas season a little easier. Today, I want to share three ways to keep menu planning simple during the holidays.

#1. Stick to  your favorites.

This is not the time to do an elaborate dinner each night. Keep it simple by making your family favorites. If you want to make one new recipe, use one that has a short ingredient list or pick the day of the week that you do not have a lot of activities, that way you can enjoy making the new recipe.

#2. Ask your family what they would like. 

I do this every week with my husband. Mainly because I don’t want to have to think of all the meal idea’s by myself. Plus, he knows he’ll be getting his favorites during the week. Which I think he enjoys! 😉

#3. Have a theme menu. 

I mentioned back in October that theming my weekly meals helped me plan my monthly menu. Heres our current menu themes:

  • Sunday – Pasta
  • Monday – American
  • Tuesday – Mexican
  • Wednesday – Crockpot
  • Thursday – Something new
  • Friday – Pizza
  • Saturday – Something easy

Ok, there it is, three ways to keep it simple during the holidays: stick to your favorites, ask your family and have a daily theme! Have a great week friends!

Here is our menu.

 

Breakfast

  • Oatmeal casserole
  • Breakfast casserole
  • Pumpkin Pancakes and scrambled eggs
  • Cereal x 2
  • Yogurt and granola x 2

Lunch

  • Left overs
  • Tuna Melts and steamed veggies
  • Veggie quesadilla
  • Smoothies and  PB&J

Dinner

What quick and easy meals are you cooking this week? 

Sharing today at Menu Plan Monday. 

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4 Comments

  1. I always try to ask my family for meal suggestions as well. If I have to do it all myself, then they are going to get all MY favorites :) Your meal planning tips are great. Thanks!
    Jean recently posted..Busy December Week Menu PlanMy Profile

    • It certainly helps having our families chime in what they like. :)

  2. I’m making a blog visit from Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday today.
    I have lots of chicken in the freezer so I’m always looking for tasty chicken recipes.
    It’s a sunny and warm day in Las Vegas. I’ve been living on the West coast for 18 years. It’s funny when friends, from Maine, will mention that they’re shoveling snow I caught off guard. That’s right, you’re dealing with snow!
    Hope you have a wonderful and delicious week!
    Rona recently posted..How About This Pancake Recipe? Easy Oven PancakesMy Profile

    • Thanks for stopping by Rona! I always look forward to your weekly comments!!