Monday, December 23, 2013

Meal Planning Monday


 It is the week of Christmas! I love this time of year, the food, fun and family.

This weeks Dinner Menu was easy to put together since I planned a few weeks ago what we would be having over Christmas.

Monday -Pumpkin Ravioli, Garlic Bread and Salad

Tuesday - Christmas Cookies for Santa,

Wednesday - Christmas Dinner at our Home, Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Turnip, Cranberry Sauce and lots of cookies and bars for Dessert.


Thursday - Dinner with Family, so probably Turkey again. Yummy

Friday -  Turkey Tetrazzini, Leftover Veggies from Christmas

Saturday - Turkey Panini, Salad

Sunday - Turkey Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone !


Monday, December 16, 2013

Menu Plan Monday


This weeks Menu will include a lot of simple dinners. It is the week before Christmas and we have a lot of things on the go. Some of the meals this week I will be using items that I made ahead of time and froze. Monday's, Wednesdays, and Thursdays meals, aside from the salad, and cooking the noodles for the Spaghetti are ready. Just need to warm them up.


Monday - Spaghetti with Meat Balls, Garlic Bread, Salad
Tuesday - Roast Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Lemon, Roast Potatoes, Carrots
Wednesday - Chicken Pot Pie, Salad
Thursday - Macaroni and Cheese, Salad
Friday - Fish Tacos
Saturday - Beef & Veggie Stir Fry, Jasmine Rice
Sunday - Breakfast for Dinner

What’s on your menu?


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Keeping your Christmas Baking Organized

It is that time of year where Christmas Baking is on a lot of peoples minds.

Every Year I bake a lot of Christmas goodies that I make ahead and freeze. Having my Christmas Baking done earlier in December makes celebrating the holidays easier and more enjoyable.



https://www.etsy.com/listing/172763568/christmas-cooking-organizer-christmas?ref=shop_home_active

 In Early December I start planning what I will be baking and cooking for the holidays. I use this Christmas Baking and Cooking Checklist to write down all of the items that I will be making. At the bottom of the list I have a shopping list that I can add the items that I need to purchase. Once I have completed cooking the item on my list, I just check it off.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/172762220/christmas-recipe-card-printable-recipe?ref=shop_home_active

Something that always used to be a problem for me was trying to remember where I have the recipe for that special cookie that I only make for the holidays. To keep everything organized, I decided to create recipe cards that I keep in my Holiday Binder. I like Hand writing my recipes, because I think it adds a personal touch. When these recipes are handed down to the next generation, they will have my recipes in my hand writing. Priceless.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171920943/25-off-sale-christmas-recipe-card?ref=shop_home_active
In my Etsy shop, I have a set available where you can purchase the recipe cards and the checklists. Currently these are 25% off, to help get you started on organizing your cooking and baking.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Gift Organizing

It is that time of year again, the holiday season!

When it comes to the Holidays and Christmas it is a must to be organized so that you can stay Happy and Stress Free.

One of the many tasks that happens during the holiday season is Shopping for Gifts. Whether it is gifts for your Family, Friends or even your children's teacher, having a list of everyone that you are buying for, what you are purchasing, and whether you have already purchased and wrapped it will take a lot of stress off of you.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/171626978/christmas-gift-planner-printable-pdf?ref=shop_home_active

When you have your list ready, the next step is shopping! I love shopping, especially when it comes to Christmas Presents.

Just like when I go grocery shopping I have a prepared list, when it comes to Christmas Gift shopping I also ensure that I have a shopping list ready and with me. Organizing your shopping list by store makes it even easier. Once you have finally found a parking spot at the mall (sorry can't help with that stress), you can enter the mall organized and ready to shop. You know which stores you have to hit, and what you need to pick up at that store. I love using this list when it comes to Christmas Shopping.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/171648109/christmas-shopping-planner-printable-pdf?ref=shop_home_active

When you get home, you just refer to your original Gift Planner, and mark what you have wrapped. No more running around on Christmas Eve shopping, and trying to get everything wrapped.

You can find these gift giving planners in my Etsy Shop. 

Enjoy your Christmas Shopping.

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