Monday, January 6, 2014

Menu Monday (Snowed In Edition)

I had a wonderful 2 week menu planned that encompassed Christmas Dinner & Treats, New Years Eve  & Day Celebrations as well as some stick-to-your-bones dinner recipes. In my head, it would be two glorious weeks of not rushing, time out from our busy schedule, winter haven.

In reality - if I have to clean that kitchen one more time ..... !!

And just when I thought I'd go crazy in this house (did you read about my 13th Day of Christmas?) we get a whopper of a snowstorm and school is still closed.

I've been wearing pajama pants so long I don't even know if my 'real clothes' fit me anymore!

For this installment of Menu Monday here's some of my favorite food from the over Christmas break!
Maybe you'll enjoy trying a new recipe, being reminded of a family favorite and gather your tribe around the table for some good ol togetherness!

Oatmeal Scotchies all the other recipes use white & brown sugar, this version (I think is the original) is the best. Even my kids who snub oatmeal cookies will eat these!

Spinach Artichoke Dip my girlfriend brought this Pioneer Woman recipe to New Years Eve party & I loved, loved it! It is also proof why you shouldn't necessarily snub a recipe because of the ingredients. I always overlook anything with feta cheese. But this my friends, is worth every calorie! Yum!

Meatball Subs I almost always keep a bag of meatballs in my freezer, so I opted out of the homemade version but the idea was still a total hit with the kids. Thanks again, Pioneer Woman!

Ham Breakfast Burritos these are always a hit with the family. Sometimes I double the recipe & make 2 pans because they also rewarm well.

Baked Oatmeal now, my kids did not like this - they would barely try it! But I didn't care! I love having it myself as a hearty breakfast. Even rewarmed! I topped mine with banana and nuts! Yum!

Bacon Wrapped Smokies - in a foil pan with minimal clean-up? Yes please!!

Ice Cream Snow

Scrabble - This ain't like the Chex Mix you buy in a bag next to the lame potato chips at the grocery store. I've made 4 batches in three weeks & my family has demolished every last one! 
4 cups Rice Chex, 4 cups Corn Chex, 4 cups Wheat Chex, 4 cups Life, 1/2 bag of pretzels & one can of nuts (we use cashews). Toss in a huge roaster with 1 cup vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire  sauce, 1 tablespoon Garlic Salt and 1 tablespoon Seasoned Salt. Bake at 200 for 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes!

What did you make this week? Share with me because I love to try recipes!

p.s. I'm going to use this new Menu Plan for my fridge in the new year! Thanks to Liz at Life in Yellow

p.s.s. I love linking up with Menu Plan Monday at the OrgJunkie! Be sure to head over there for more awesome menu ideas!

Find all my tried & true, Tribe approved recipes on my Pinterest Board

1 comment:

  1. We never get enough snow to make ice cream snow. Love your note about having to clean the kitchen one more time. I concur. It seemed I was cleaning the kitchen the whole holiday too.
    ~dropping by from


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