Food and Clean Underwear

The new normal has been rather elusive this year. Survival is the name of my game these days. And, I think I’m okay with it. Food and clean underwear – if we’ve got those, we’re okay.

But, I know from experience that if I don’t have a plan for food, we’ll be eating way too much take-out which is expensive, fattening, and not all that tasty.

We don’t always follow the plan I make each week. In fact, lots of meals got shifted last week. But, having a plan means I have some sort of direction to follow come 4 pm. This week we have opportunity to visit with family and enjoy a few days off from work and school. And, we are rejoicing in Jesus and his coming. Great cause for celebration. And at our house that means great food.

oatmeal and applesauce
chicken salad sandwiches
Special dinner with Family: grilled tri-tip, cheesy potatoes, caesar salad, pumpkin rolls, pretzel berry dessert

ham and eggs
snacky lunch
baked chicken, rice, steamed carrots

granola, yogurt, and fruit
chicken, bean and rice burritos
Christmas Eve dinner: ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, biscuits, G’ma’s Gingerbread

Thursday – Merry Christmas!
cinnamon rolls, bacon, eggs, fresh pineapple
lasagna, salad, bread sticks

Friday – hit the road for a trip to see family for the weekend

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  1. Mom to Five says:

    Hi there. Would you be willing to explain to me how I create a link to recipes? I also have a blog on but I am very computer illiterate:)
    Your meals sound healthy and delicious!!!
    Thank you,

  2. Your plan looks great. I’m surprised at how many people opt for lasagna on Christmas day… what a fun and comforting tradition! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing.

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