Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Meal Plan

My husband and son just told me they want to be in charge of appetizers this year; we make certain traditional appetizers, and hubby wants to mix things up this year.

I usually take advantage of our grocery store's free ham promotion, but I came up just short ($20... ARGH!) of making the shopping requirement to do so.  I have to admit, I'm sort of happy to have to make something other than ham this year!

The challenges include that it can't be beef and it can't be "fowl."  I'm thinking lasagna.  I'm thinking THIS lasagna, which my husband has made for us once before.  It's really time consuming, so I'm glad we have the longest possible Christmas break this year!

So here's the menu so far:


Main course:
Classic Italian Lasagna
Garlic Bread
Vegetable (maybe green beans?  broccoli? something different?)

I haven't started to think about dessert yet.  In my lasagna searching, I came across some interesting looking lasagna style desserts, which might be fun to play on the theme.
Apple Pie Lasagna
Chocolate Peppermint Lasagna
White Chocolate Cranberry Bars

Any suggestions to improve my menu?  What are you making this holiday season?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Another wrap

I didn't plan lunches this week.  I know, this will go well.  I did, however, have to use some chicken breasts sitting in the fridge, so in addition to turkey leftovers, I now have shredded chicken.

So I turned it into this wrap:
Spread hummus (I used roasted red pepper) on a whole wheat tortilla.  Top with matchstick carrots, shredded chicken, sliced peppers, and spinach.  Roll up, and pray both kids eat.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Black bean roll up

Clearly, I've been horrible about blogging.  But I'm running out of lunch ideas, and can't remember what was successful last year.

I found this on bentoriffic, which focuses on lunches bento style, but also vegan. 

Fingers crossed that the boys like it!

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