Celebrating Advent and Menu Monday

Today I am sharing about one of my favorite ways to celebrate Advent over on the Blended Blog. Check it out!

Last I week, I shared my menu. (Visit last week’s post by clicking the link to access the recipe links if there are any you want to try). Here’s how that went down.

Monday – Pasta and peas. Always a hit. Easy peasy (ha! See what I did there?) No really. It’s an easy Neapolitan recipe. I should probably share that with you.

Tuesday – Chicken Thighs with sweet onions and balsamic vinegar, sweet potato microwave chips. As I’ve mentioned before, Tuesday nights Annie cooks. I pick out a recipe I think she can handle, shop for the ingredients then run through it with her, making sure she knows what to do. I’m not home when she cooks so she is really on her own. This was a big hit. Especially the sweet potato chips! They are soooo good and so easy! The chicken was really good too!

Wednesday – On the menu was pork satay but it didn’t happen. I’m putting it on this week’s menu because I really want to try it.

Thursday – Chicken Fajitas. This was also a big hit. The chicken was very flavorful.

Friday – Camping. We stopped at Burger Fi on the way to the campsite. This was the first time the little cousins had been and it was a big hit. We knew we would be getting in late so I didn’t plan on cooking dinner at the campsite. I’ll be posting about that trip later this week.

Burger Fi
Yummy Burger Fi burgers and fries!

This week’s menu:

Monday – Pork Satay with peanut sauce and noodles

Tuesday – Chicken with Lime Sauce (I’ve made this one before. My notes say: Father’s Day ’09. Yummy!)


Wednesday – Beef broccoli lo mein (I’ve made this one too. Notes: Easy. Tasty. 11/11)


Thursday – Thanksgiving at my brother-in-law’s house. We are bringing an appetizer, sweet potato casserole, and pecan pie. I’m making bacon-wrapped goat cheese stuffed dates (a favorite of mine). I’m actually going to make two sweet potato casseroles: one with mini-marshmallows and one without. I’ve made this one before in 2008 and it was a big hit. I’m going to make it again. Searching for a pecan pie recipe…



Friday – Turkey Caldo Tlalpeno (if I score the turkey carcass). If not then baby back ribs of some sort. I still have those.


What are you making for Thanksgiving?

About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

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