Menu Plan Monday

My wallet is telling me to plan cheap meals this week. I don't know about you, but I have shopped until my quicken-online is telling me to "Tighten my belt."

Dear Hubs,
In lieu of nice dinners this week, you and our family gets to have nice Christmas presents. Not sure if that is how you would have wanted it. :) Please bare with me through December!
Much Love,
Your Snookems

Monday - smoked sausage, cajun beans, rice and cornbread. . .following the back of the dried cajun beans bag
Tuesday - Smoked Roast from way back when! buttered corn, bbq sauce and rolls
Wednesday -elders meeting/AWANA for hubs and kids; busy night = breakfast for dinner
probably pancakes or sausage gravy and biscuits
Thursday - holiday shopping party for me; leftovers for hubs and kids or grilled cheese with tomato soup (Your choice! :))
Friday - chicken, rice and oriental vegetables (Basically stir fry)
Saturday - Christmas parade. . .probably Sonic beforehand. . .ok I should plan this one better so that we don't have to eat out; Agh. Will think on it.
Sunday - taco salad

A fun holiday recipe to share with neighbors, friends & families!

Chex Muddy Buddies
1 12 oz box Crispix cereal
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (Hershey's recommended)
1 cup peanut butter (jiffy recommended)
5 tbsp. butter (Parkay recommended)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (16 oz. or 1 lb.) powdered sugar

1. Pour out cereal into large bowl and set aside.

2. In 1-qt. saucepan, heat chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter over low heat, stirring frequently until melted. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour mixture slowly over cereal while stirring with a spatula to evenly coat. Pour into a 2-gallon resealable plastic storage bag or grocery bag. Add powdered sugar slowly. Shake until well coated. Spread onto wax paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Share with someone you love.

(Serves about 12.)

Also, I am going to get that old dusty bread machine out this week that I got for a wedding present. I am going to try my hand at making homemade bread this week. I am hoping for a bread miracle because the times that I have done this before the bread tasted like yuk! I am hoping to make a basic bread and then branch out to some more exciting stuff like pepperoni cheese and oatmeal bread! We will see and I will let you know how it is going. If you have any bread making tips I would love for you to share them with me!

Have a great week!


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John Mark said...

Quote: "Please bare with me through December!"

Hehe.... I'll "bare" with you all you want! ;-)

Or did you mean "bear?"

Michelle said...

I have two boxes of cereal I bought on sale...thanks for the recipe!!

momstheword said...

I am glad you are going to post how it turns out. I've been wanting to try making bread in our machine too. My hubby is the breadmaker in the family, not me. Here's to bread miracles!