Menu Plan for the Holidays

Menu Plans

Wednesday – 22 – Country Ham and Cheese Macaroni Casserole, Spinach Salad

Country Ham and Cheese Macaroni Casserole

1 lb. smoked cooked ham, chopped
1 large onion, diced
1 lb. elbow macaroni
2 c. shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (80z)
1 c. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 c. margarine, melted
1 c dry, plain bread crumbs

Boil noodles according to package instructions along with diced onion, until noodles are done. Drain. Meanwhile, mix together rest of ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in cooked noodles/onion and add to oven safe casserole dish (greased). Pour bread crumbs evenly over noodles and then pour melted butter over the crumbs.

Bake for 30-45 minutes at 375 degrees or until cheese is well melted.



Thursday – 23 – Parmesan Chicken, Coucous, Corn

Ribbon Pumpkin Bread


1 stick butter
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. cocoa
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla

2 1/2 to 3 c. quick oats

Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil on stove for 1-2 minutes. Stir constantly. After mixture thickens, remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir in quick oats and drop by spoonful onto wax paper on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate.

Brown Sugar Caramels – Magic of Christmas – Pg 22

Friday 24 – Christmas Eve Appetizers -2010
Church at 4:00
Movie:  The Nativity Story

Buffalo Wild Wings – Making our own
Deviled Eggs

Guacamole/Hummus Dip
with Veggies

Mozzarella Sticks (Simple and Delicious Sept/Oct 2009)
12 pieces String Cheese
12 eg roll wrappers
Oil for Deep-fat frying
Marinara or Spaghetti sauce

Place a piece of string cheese hear the bottom corner of one egg roll wrapper (keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use).  Fold bottom corner over cheese.  Roll up halfway; fold sides towards center over cheese.  Moisten remianing corner with water; roll up tightly to seal.  Repeat with remaining wrappers and cheese. 

In an electric skillet, heat 1/2 in of oil to 375.  Fry Sticks, a few at a time, for 30 to 60 seconds on each side or until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.  Serve with Marinara Sauce.  Yield: 1 Dozen.

Shrimp Cocktail
Variety Pack of Breaded Shrimp (Bake at 400 – 15 minutes)
Hot Artichoke Dip – (350- 20 minutes)
Egg Nog

Saturday – Christmas Day
Pull-Apart Sticky Bun Ring –
(Simple and Delicious May/June 2009)
Hearty Breakfast Egg Bake
(Simple and Delicious Nov/Dec 2008)

Glazed Carrots
Party Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
Apple Pie
Sparkling Juice

Sunday -Get Groceries



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