What’s on the menu? – Getting a head start

After waking up early on Christmas morning and starting to cook at 6 a.m., making a complete Christmas dinner with everything I wanted to eat and sitting down at 3:30 p.m. to eat with most of the dishes washed and put away, I figure I’ve got a handle on this cooking thing.

{Make this Baja sauce ahead of time and refrigerate. It lasts for a few weeks and is ready to use when you’re ready to use it. The sauce tastes great on burritos and as a dipping sauce on vegetables.}

It was also nice to have dinner scheduled for the next few days with leftovers. My reprieve didn’t actually last that long because someone (no names mentioned, again) was looking for something new and different to eat on December 26. I made him eat leftovers for one more day and then I knew that was as far as I was going to be able to stretch the experience. I, on other hand, ate Christmas dinner through Friday before I finally had enough.

Now that it is time to get back to regular, non-celebratory food, I’ve been planning our menu. We will have a special meal on Tuesday, which I’m still working on, but everything else has been planned and I even have a few meals already made. I was a cooking machine yesterday, so that I could get ahead of the game.

B – Buttermilk Biscuits and omelets
L – Eating elsewhere
S – Eating elsewhere
D – Minestrone and pesto soup, green salad and cheese biscuits

B – Smoothie and toast (bread)
L – Sautéed vegetables over brown rice and corn bread
S – Fruit and pretzels
D – Tofu lasagna rolls, green salad and rosemary focaccia bread

B – Oatmeal and fruit
L – Tuna fish sandwiches and chips
S – Honey crisp apples and peanut butter
D – Special New Year’s Day meal

B – Lemon-blueberry muffins
L – Green salad w/sauteed vegetables and corn bread
S – Fresh fruit
D – Moroccan shrimp, couscous and steamed vegetables

B – Yogurt and granola parfait and fruit
L – Egg salad sandwiches (sandwich bread) and dill pickles
S – Pretzels, olives and cucumbers plate
D – White bean soup and onion soup (satisfying more than one palate)

B – Apple sauce and bagels w/cream cheese or peanut butter
L – Big green salad w/vegetables
S – Fresh fruit
D – Homemade pizza

B – Pancakes and waffles
L – Leftovers from the week
S – Eating elsewhere
D – Burritos (w/Baja sauce shown above) and tortilla chips

I have linked to the items that I have already shared at Milk & Honey Mommy. Eventually, I hope to have more recipes of the foods we eat posted, so you can see how we put them together.

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