Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Weekly Menu

This week will still be mostly a holiday week for us. The children don't start back to school until Thursday, so we have a few more relaxing days ahead. This will be the first year that we won't have a crowd for New Year's Eve, but we will continue our family tradition of celebrating the evening with appetizers, instead of a big meal. The kids enjoy having munchies all evening -- it makes it more of a party atmosphere. We also have a tradition of eating Cabbage Rolls on New Year's Day, with just a bit of pork mixed in so we can take care of all of the German superstitions (not that we actually believe in any of them) for good luck.

Lunch: Bagels and cream cheese
Dinner: Chicken Fingers, Yellow Rice, peas and carrots
UPDATED: I cannot recommend the above linked recipe for Chicken Fingers. Hopefully I've not given anyone a bum steer. My batter peeled right off in the oil, and we ended up with naked deep-fried chicken -- blech. I've no idea what I did wrong, since I followed the recipe. All I managed to do was waste $5 in chicken and a good beer, and make a huge mess on my stove. Bummer! At least Doug is out of town and did not witness my fit with the whole thing.

Lunch: Pancakes
Dinner: Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, fruit, bread

Monday -- New Year's Eve
Lunch: soup
Dinner: Chipotle Shrimp Cups
Beef Fajitas (appetizer portions)
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Bean and Corn Salsa and chips

Tuesday -- New Year's Day
Lunch: Overnight French Toast
Dinner: Cabbage Rolls, mashed potatoes, soft white rolls

Lunch: Eat Out
Dinner: Garlic Rosemary Chicken, rice, salad

Lunch: Quesadillas
Dinner: Green Beans, Potatoes and Sausage, Hearth Bread

Lunch: grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner: Clam Chowder, corn bread

*New to me
*Tried and True

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