Menu Plan: December 21-25

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Lunch: Chicken Pesto Sandwiches
Dinner: Mango Fish Tacos

22
Lunch: Nachos
Dinner: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Cole Slaw

23
Lunch: Thai Chicken Mango Salad
Dinner: Crockpot Ravioli

24
Lunch: Manwich Sandwiches, Chips, celery and carrot sticks
Dinner: Garbanzo Bean Soup {something for Alex)

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Breakfast: Chocolate Chip Scones
Brunch: Baked Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
Christmas Dinner: 
Glazed Ham
Jello Salad
Sweet Potatoes
Deviled Eggs
Edamame Caprice Salad
Spiced Apples
Christmas Pudding, Dark Fruit Cake and Santa Cookies

Shopping List

Things I Assume You Have On Hand
salt and pepper
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and diced
Italian seasoning (basil, parsley, oregano) 
olive oil
taco seasoning
2 1/2 Tab. lemon juice
1 1/2 Tab. white vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 mayonnaise
1 bouillon cube
1 bay leaf
brown sugar
powdered mustard
Dijon style mustard
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil

2 cups + 1/2 cup apple juice
5-6 cups apples, cleaned, cored and cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup chopped raisins
2 Tab. margarine or butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tea. baking soda
1 tea. salt
1/2 cup molasses
 1 egg
1 stick of softened butter 
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tea. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups butter or margarine
2 cups of sugar 
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups gluten-free flour 
3/4 cups cocoa,
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups of Fruit Cake mix fruit
1 cup chopped nuts
6 oz dried prunes, chopped
6 oz dates, chopped
8 oz dark raisins
6 oz golden raisins
6 oz currents
¾ cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
¾ cup molasses
½ cup coffee liqueur (or ½ cup strong black coffee)
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
8 oz glace cherries
8 oz candied citrus peel
8 oz toasted pecans, roughly chopped
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp powdered ginger 
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp nutmeg
3 tbsp cocoa
3 eggs
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
½ cup ground hazelnuts or almonds
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda

Breads
1 loaf of Italian bread (or french, if you like a crunch)
6 small flour tortillas
hard corn taco shells
hamburger buns
biscuits

Meats
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, (or use kettle cooked turkey breast or rotisserie chicken)
4 lbs ground beef
chicken to fry
chicken breasts
meat for Alex
1 lb ground sausage
Ham


Frozen Foods
1 bag of frozen cheese ravioli 
Frozen Talipia filets
rolls or the like to go with soup
1 1/2 cup shelled edamame, steamed until cooked but still crisp

Produce
2 medium red bell peppers
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup red onion, diced
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 avocado, sliced
1 jalapeno, sliced
2 mangos
1 head of cabbage
1 medium carrot (or about 1/4 cup minced)
2 Tab. minced onion (we used red onion)
salad makings
red onion
red sweet pepper
Fresh basil
fresh vegetables for lunches
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, minced
2 carrots, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper
sweet potatoes
2 cups grape tomatoes
8 to 10 basil leaves, chopped

Dairy
1 1b. thin sliced Swiss cheese, provolone or mozzarella
small container sour cream 
shredded mixed cheese
1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
milk
almond milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan
1 & 1/3 cups whipping cream
butter
margarine
24 eggs, eggs for deviled eggs, +
1 carton of sour cream
8 oz fresh mini mozzarella balls


Shelf Foods (Canned, Jarred and the like)
1/3 cup prepared basil pesto (You can also mix this with equal amounts of mayo for a pesto mayo, if you prefer)
1 jar of mango, pineapple, peach or other fruit salsa
2-3 bags tortilla chips
salsa
mashed potato flakes
Thai salad dressing
1 16oz can tomato sauce 
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
Manwich
2 cups dried chickpeas
2 cups flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips
cereal
2 cups bread crumbs
1 can pineapple rings
1 jar maraschino cherries
whole cloves?
toothpicks
2 package jello, different colors 
Compatible fruit

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