Monday: Tuna Casserole, Steamed Carrots & Homemade Bread
This weekend just past I had to make some casseroles for families in the church who needed help. I chose to make Chicken Divan, since it seemed there was already a lot of pasta & red sauce headed their way. Long story short, I wound up with extra of the creamy mix that gets used in the recipe-so I stored it in the fridge. That will be the base of my tuna casserole. The carrots are from the garden-I canned 15 pints but had 1 can of raw sliced carrots left (yes, just one can that didn’t fit in the canner) an 1 can that didn’t seal. So I’ll be using those up.
Tuesday: Cincinnati Chili over Pasta with a side salad.
So, I never actually got around to cooking this last week *blush*. Now that I’ve thought about the recipe though I really want some, so I’ll try to get it in this week.
Wednesday: Cabbage Roll Casserole, Biscuits and Green Beans
I haven’t made my Cabbage Roll Casserole in a really long time-since we have Christmas Pageant Rehearsal on Wednesday after school, and this is a crockpot recipe, I’ll be able to toss it in during the morning rush, and then have a hot dinner waiting when we get home from rehearsal.
Thursday: Homemade Calzones
The kids will be home and we’ll make them together, using the Pizza Hut Crust Clone recipe for the dough.
Friday: Ham, Fancy Creamed Spinach and Rice
Christmas Eve will be hectic-family, Christmas Pageant at church etc. What I love about serving a ham in these situations is that it is just so darn easy! I have found that if you stick it in the crockpot in the morning with some liquid and leave it on low all day, it’s ready to go whenever you are. I’ll add my Fancy Creamed Spinach as a side dish, since it is Christmas Eve after all.
Saturday: French Toast Casserole with Pecan Bacon,
We don’t really DO dinner on Christmas-it’s sort of an eat and snack all day sort of thing. We start out with a nice breakfast-my famous Overnight French Toast Casserole, Pecan Crusted Bacon, Cinnamon rolls (from a can-sorry! I just won’t have the time to make my Homemade Cinnamon Rolls) and some Sausage Stuffing Balls. Then all day long we just nibble on crackers & cheese, Christmas cookies (yay Gingerbread!) and such.
Sunday: Leftover Buffet
I’m willing to bet there will be plenty of leftovers by Sunday evening! If not, I’ll whip up a stirfry from the fridge and freezer.
So what are your plans for this week?
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