Monday, December 19, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 12/19-12/25

Merry Christmas week! Our menu plan this week is simple, easy and short, since we have Christmas meals with family a few times this week.

My husband has a soft start (only two shifts) to his new job this week with variable shift times, so you will begin to see some variation on when our "big" meal happens. This will certainly take some getting used to for me, but we are VERY grateful for this new job, so I can deal with the slight schedule change :)

Since hubby is home way more than usual this week, we are doing leftovers and smoothies for both of us for lunches. If I run out of leftovers, we will have eggs and smoothies, although I seem to always have an abundance of leftovers, much to hubby's chagrin!

Here is our menu:

  • Dinner: Mom's Night Out (leftovers again for hubby!)
  • Dinner: Salmon patties,sweet potato wedges and fruit
  • Dinner: Lentils and Spinach, biscuits and fruit (discovered this recipe thanks to Blessed Roots!)
  • Dinner: Chicken tortilla soup, biscuits and fruit (soup recipe below)
  • Dinner: Leftovers
  • Breakfast: Soaked whole wheat pancakes, bacon and fruit
  • Lunch: Car snacks 
  • Dinner: Christmas dinner # 2 (# 1 was yesterday!)
  • Lunch: Christmas dinner # 3
  • Dinner: Christmas dinner # 4
Chicken Tortilla Soup

1/2 tsp. garlic, minced 
1 tbs. butter
5-6 c. chicken bone broth
3 tbs. homemade taco seasoning
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can tomato sauce
2 c. cooked shredded chicken
2 handfuls tortilla chips
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can green chiles

Dump everything in the crockpot and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt and crushed tortilla chips on top.

I linked up to menu plan monday


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