Sunday, December 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Well folks, this is the week of the big day. Is everyone ready? I know my girls are; especially the youngest. Everyday she tells us how many days until we can open the gifts. I did something a little different when it comes to wrapping gifts this year. I did not put name tags on any of them. Yep. You read that right. And, I still know what gifts belong to who. You see, I assigned a different wrapping paper to each person so only I know which package belongs to who. It's about to drive the youngest one nuts. Although, she thinks she has figured out which are hers. Guess we'll see about that.

I'm planning to enjoy every day this week because I have all of the shopping and wrapping done. That means I can spend every evening watching Christmas movies if I want to. You may not find much new here this week as I plan to take advantage of the holiday and enjoy every moment with the family. W
ishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Here's our plan this week.

Sunday - Plaza III soup

Monday - Homemade Macaroni & Cheese, Steamed Veggies

Tuesday - Vegetable Burritos

Wednesday - Broccoli Cheese Soup (Christmas Eve Tradition)

Thursday - Christmas Dinner -- Baked Ham, AuGratin Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Homemade Rolls, Pumpkin Pie

Friday - Leftovers

Saturday - Christmas with my family; Mexican Meal -- I'll be contributing seasoned chicken for tacos, seasoned beans (black or pinto) and cinnamon cookies

Several weeks ago I had broccoli cheese soup on my menu and someone asked for my recipe. Here it is, although I don't really have a recipe. It's basically a dump and stir method. That's why I like it, it's easy!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • 2 T. butter
  • chopped onion to taste
  • 1-10oz box frozen, chopped broccoli
  • 1 can cream of mushroom or chicken soup
  • shredded cheddar cheese, about 1 1/2 cups
  • milk

In a sauce pan, melt butter and saute onions in it until tender. Add broccoli and about 1/4 c. water. Cook until broccoli is tender. Stir in soup and enough milk to get it to the thickness you like. Add cheese and stir until melted. Serve with crusty bread or top with croutons. Makes about 6 servings.

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Amy said...

That soup sounds great. I love dump and stir soups. :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

yes, I'm going to have to try that soup. Have a wonderful week Nancy!

Unknown said...

My parents tried wrapping gifts differently one year. instead of names, each package got a number. Then they made a list of what number went to who. Chrismtas morning they realized they lost the list. Good luck!