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Meal Planning: Happy New Year w/ Friends!

Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 27, 2009 @ 10:13 pm In Meal Planning | 2 Comments

Don’t have pancake syrup? Powdered sugar works in a pinch!

This week I’m excited for several reunions and special events. FishPapa has an extended holiday vacation, so I’m happy to have him home, sleep in, relax, eat his creative pancakes [5], and maybe get some projects done.We’re spending today with my family: my parents and four siblings. I haven’t seen my sisters in months, so I’m really happy to have some girl time with them. And as if that’s not fun enough, our friends Jesse and Crystal [6] are coming to visit this week with their three kiddos. Yeah!

As a result of all this family fun, I hope not to be cooking super elaborate meals, but to spend time with loved ones, instead.

End O’ the Year Meal Plan
Sun – at the grandparents
Mon – on the road
Tues – spaghetti and meatballs
Wed – mixed grill, rice pilaf, salad, foccaccia
Thurs – New Year’s Snacky Dinner [7]
Fri – Turkey Dinner with all the fixings (most of this is in the freezer – already prepped!)
Sat – Shredded Beef Tacos [8]

Starting January 1, I’ll be partnering with Crystal in an Eat-from-the-Pantry Challenge [9]. Out with the Old and In with the New. I hope you’ll join us!

What are you cookin’ up this week?

** For more meal planning inspiration, visit I’m an Organizing Junkie [10] for Menu Planning Monday.

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