This Week’s Menu, December 24, 2017

Menu for the week of December 24, 2017

Breakfast: Waffles
Early Dinner: Fajita feast

Monday: Christmas Day!
Breakfast: Orange Danish
Early Dinner: Rib roast, roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes, and pie for dessert

Breakfast: Leftover waffles
Early Dinner: Leftover rib roast paninis

Breakfast: Bagels with a schmear
Early Dinner: Chili

Breakfast: Steak and eggs
Early Dinner: Leftover rib roast and country potatoes

Breakfast: Breakfast quesadillas
Early Dinner: French onion soup

Breakfast: Migas (recipe)
Early Dinner: Beef stew with rice


Christmas is nearly upon us. I’ll be making a traditional Christmas dinner, a rib roast. Greg’s favorite. It’s a big roast so I expect lots of leftovers unless friends drop by.

As I write this it’s 75 degrees, but the temps are dropping daily. We expect freezing temperatures from Christmas day and for at least 10 days after that. For that reason we’ll be staying home in front of a fire and I’ll be making warming, stick-to-your-ribs dinners.

What’s on your Christmas menu? Do you like to make the same thing every year?


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  1. Maria our weather has been topsy turvy here as expected. Highs all the way to 80 some days and right now just above freezing with a light frost in yard.

    Menus for Christmas have pared down in the past two or three years because of Mom’s Blood Pressure issues for one and because of my mobility issues for another as am still sole cook in our house. This year, as we did for Thanksgiving, will slow cook an entire chicken and have sweet potatoes, green beans and maybe a small dessert for the three of us. We have not had company for any holidays in about 25 years or more. Too many miles between our families and our house and their work schedules usually do not coincide with Karls so getting them off on a weekend he is off happens very rarely.

  2. Your Christmas dinner sounds delicious! We are doing salmon cooked on a sheet pan with cauliflower and broccoli,, twice baked potatoes, Asian salad, and bread sticks., Dessert is a medley of cheesecakes (store bought). We vary what we make for Christmas dinner; rarely make the same thing twice 🙂

    Merry Christmas!


  3. Merry Christmas, Maria! May your day be merry and and your bellies jolly from all the yummy eats

    This Christmas is different since we moved so close to Christmas day. So this will be a day of visiting and movie watching for me and the kiddo.

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