Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Menu {Menu Plan Monthly}

Ladies and gentlemen start your ovens and let the baking begin!! In my house from now until Christmas I will be doing nothing but baking cookies, quick breads and candies. Ti's the season for all those yummy sweets. December is my biggest baking month out of the whole year and I love it.

I usually start the begining of December and bake one to three things each week and store them in the freezer. That way by the end of the month I have pretty good variety of items for family, friends and the kid's teachers. I like doing it this way so I don't get so burnt out by the time Christmas rolls around. Plus it is a great way to hide all the goodies until the holiday.


The kids usually help me bake a few things so that helps out a lot. But the last week before Christmas can get pretty hectic. The kids and I get together in the kitchen and load up all their teacher gift bags with a variety of yummy goodies. Put together our family gift trays and when that's all done we can finally sit back and enjoy the holiday together.

Putting all sweets aside, I have some great meals planned out for my December Menu. Hopefully this will balance out some of the sugar that will be consumed this month. We are having ham for
Christmas dinner so I am hoping to make a few meals with the leftovers.

Our Christmas dinner looks a little bit like our Thanksgiving meal but I can't help it, those are our favorite holiday dishes. What do you plan on making for Christmas Dinner? Also do you have a monthly menu plan that you would like to share? If so link up for Menu Plan Monthly at the end of this post. Thank you to everyone who participates.


December Dinner Menu

Roast Chicken, Crock pot Dressing (New) & Sauteed Green Beans
Spaghetti W/ Meatballs
& Texas Toast
ICarlys Spaghetti Taco (Leftovers - Kids)
Easy Peasy Chicken Legs, Mac & Cheese Fruit Salad
Pioneer Woman's Comfort Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes & Corn Casserole
Goulash & Kenny Rogers Corn Muffins
Chicken Tetrazinni
Ground Beef Stroganoff, Rice & Broccoli
Simple Red Beans & Rice W/Sausage
Low Country Boil (Shrimp, Smoked Sausage, Potatoes & Corn) (New)
Chicken Divan, (New) Rice & Rolls
Not My Mama's Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Glazed Carrots
Spaghetti Carbonara & Salad
Oven Baked Pork Chops & Rice
Beach Street Lemon Chicken (New) & Pasta
Corn Chowder (New) & Freezer Rolls
Mongolian Beef, Rice (New) & Baked Crab RagoonsBreakfast Night - Pumpkin Patch Pancakes, Bacon & Eggs
Beef & Bean Taco's & Spanish Rice
Homemade Pizza Night
Tater Tot Casserole, Salad & Corn on the Cob
Smoked Sausage Kabobs & Baked Potatoes
Crock Pot Beef & Noodles (New) & Broccoli W/Cheese Sauce
Christmas Eve ~ Stouffers Lasagna & (Cheese, Crackers, Sausage & Dips)
Christmas Day ~ Ham, Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Dressing, Green Bean Casserole, French Bread Rolls, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Salad , Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie & Chocolate Pecan Pie (New)
Cheesy Hash brown Casserole W/Ham, (Leftover Ham) Fruit & Mixed Veggies


Desserts
Banana Cream Pie

Sugar Cookie Cut Outs for Santa
Various Cookies & Candies
(Candy Cane Cookies (New), Saltine Toffee (New), Rolo Pecan Pretzels, Nana's Butter Cookies, Crock pot Nut Clusters, Vanilla Dipped Pretzels, Praline Pecans, Christmas Oreo Cookies , Peppermint bark & Eggnog Quick BreadMelba's Homemade Brownies (New)


(Linkable Recipes) are recipes that are already listed on my site or somewhere else. Recipes marked as (New) will be shared as I make them. If you notice any broken links please let me know so I can fix them.


7 comments:

Jamie Cooks It Up! said... #

Thanks for the link up, Tina. Your menu looks wonderful! Hope you have a great holiday season.

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hi Jamie,
I have your beach street lemon chicken dont on my menu. I can't wait to try it.

anniebakes said... #

Looks like you'll have your hands full this month, Tina. I can't wait to try some new things, anne

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Yes December is always a big month. I guess I have gotten used to doing all the extra goodies. It's not bad if you do a little each week.

Candi said... #

Looks like a great month! Thanks for hosting the linky!

Michele said... #

Tina, your menu always looks yummy. I finally have your egg nog bundt cakes on my menu and I can't wait to gobble them up. I have been waiting for months to make them because we love egg nog so much in our house.

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Michele the eggnog bundt cakes are really good. They are perfect for gift giving as well. Thank you for the nice comment on my menu, December is always a big month at our house. The kids will be out of school for 3 weeks so lots of cooking at home. Happy Holidays.