Menu Plan Monday - Week of December 13th, 2015

I added the above photo because potato soup is the closest thing I have in my photo arsenal to Chicken Wild Rice Soup, which is on the menu this week.  I think I need to take more photos!

We have company for three weeks starting on Tuesday and we are EXCITED!!!!  We also have events Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings this week so we have to make sure that we have enough leftovers for lunches this week too.  So, Chicken Wild Rice Soup in the crockpot to the rescue!  Yum!

John made one trip to the store this weekend and bought eggs ($1.79/doz), grapes ($1.88/lb), apples ($1.29/lb) and a whole chicken ($1.29/lb) to round out our $100 for the two weeks.  A co-worker gave us 5lbs of Halo Clementine's after realizing that he was the only one in the family that was going to eat them (he had bought two boxes 5lb boxes) and another co-worker gave me a 1lb bag of carob powder.  I think I'm ready for baking and for company!  We'll have to buy potatoes with this week's money if we want to have our traditional Lefse, but we won't make that until Wednesday, December 23rd so I think we have some time to get those.

We did buy 3lbs of Christmas cookies for $10 at church Sunday morning.  Our women's group does this every year as a fundraiser for the Missions our congregation support and we had the money in our giving fund so we bought cookies.  Some are more complicated than I will make so it's nice to have the variety!
Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday, December 13:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins and Clementine's
   Lunch: Scrambled Eggs, Diced Fried Potatoes, Sausage
   Snack: Christmas Cookies
   Dinner: Turkey Pot Pie, Sliced Apples

Monday, December 14:
   Breakfast; Scrambled Eggs, Toast
   Lunch: Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
   Snack: Yogurt
   Dinner: Waffles, Sausage, Applesauce

Tuesday, December 15:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal with Craisins and Pecans
    Lunch: Leftover Pot Pie
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner: Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Homemade Bread, Apple-Grape-Orange Salad

Wednesday, December 16:
    Breakfast:  Oatmeal Muffins, Blueberry Smoothies
    Lunch: Leftover Soup
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner: At a Scouting Event: Bring a Fruit Salad

Thursday, December 17:
    Breakfast: Chai Spiced Oatmeal
    Lunch: Leftover Soup
    Snack: Yogurt
    Dinner: Out after the Children's Christmas Program at School (treat from my parents)

Friday, December 18:
    Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast
    Lunch: Split Pea with Ham Soup in the Crockpot
    Snack: Christmas Cookies
    Dinner: At a School Function

Saturday, December 19:
   Breakfast: Buttermilk Coffee Cake, Blueberry Smoothies
   Lunch: Salad with Leftover Soup
   Snack: Christmas Cookies
   Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks

What are you eating this week?


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