Menu Plan Week of December 22nd

Ah, Christmas is finally here. We will be hosting dinner at our house for my sister, her husband, as well as families from church. We have a few traditions the week of Christmas and the kids are looking forward to the big day.


Breakfast – Pancakes

Lunch- Muffins, apple slices

Dinner -Steak, potatoes, broccoli, whole wheat rolls


Breakfast – French Toast

Lunch- Sandwiches

Dinner –Pink pasta, French bread, Cesar salad (per request of one child)


Breakfast- Doughnuts click on the link for  a tutorial ( a tradition)

Lunch – We don’t really eat lunch on Christmas Eve, because we are full from the dougnuts

Dinner – Smoked salmon, summer sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, crackers (another tradition)


Breakfast – Sugar Cereal (tradition)

Lunch – ? Does anyone really eat lunch on Christmas?

Dinner- Roast, ham, bbq venison (recipe below), mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cooked carrots, rolls, assort desserts, definitely fudge!


Breakfast- Waffles

Lunch- Leftovers

Dinner- Sister’s choice 🙂


Breakfast- Cinnamon Twists (I use whole wheat flour)

Lunch- Sandwiches

Dinner- After Christmas Party – Chili (#5)

BBQ Venison

  • Venison (stew meat)
  • BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 teas Old Bay Seasoning

Cook venison with Old Bay in crock pot all day on low. (Spray crock pot with non-stick) Shred venison and mix with bbq sauce. Serve.

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The Happy Housewife


  1. I love those food traditions for Christmas as well. We always have the same thing for Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and Christmas dinner as well. I’ll write about it on my blog this week 🙂

  2. lol about the Christmas lunch. I guess you could call Christmas cookies “lunch.”

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Hi there!

    You know how on the holiday people traditionally have dessert sometime after dinner? Well, we started a new family tradition, when my children were younger, of having dessert for breakfast because so often we were really too full to eat it after dinner. On Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, I serve my pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies, a bowl of whipped cream and a bowl of fruit salad. That way I do not have to worry about breakfast, and everyone can have their dessert and eat it too!

    Love, Hope 🙂

  4. I’m here via $5 dinners — I was surprised to see you have Sugar Cereal for breakfast too! We do that every year, and I’ve never met anyone else who does that. 🙂

  5. Congratulations on your pregnancy. How exciting to be expecting during the holidays.
    Enjoy your family Christmas.

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