Sunday, December 30, 2012

Menu Plan 12/30/12 - 1/5/13

Monday - New Year's Eve
orange chicken, party tray (won tons, spring rolls, potstickers), parmesan pastry pups, seafood croquettes, and a bloody mary or two (I'm trying a new bloody mary mix called Zing Zang.  I usually use Mr. & Mrs. T's but they only had the big bottle and since I'm the only one that drinks bloody marys and didn't want to buy a big bottle, I decided to try Zing Zang.

We're pretty much having a smorgasbord for dinner tomorrow.  Traditionally we order chinese food on New Year's Eve, but we have found that since many people in our area have the same tradition, there is a long wait for take out and the food doesn't taste as fresh. We'll be noshing on our appetizer meal while watching one of our favorite holiday movies; Scrooged.

Tuesday - New Year's Day
spiral ham, hasselback potatoes, mixed veggies, black eyed peas, dinner rolls

For New Year's Day we are inviting the in-laws over for a nice dinner.  I made the hasselback potatoes before and they were very yummy.  I had heard that black eyed peas are a Lucky New Year Food, so I made them part of the menu.  I've never had them before so hopefully I'll like them.  We'll also be making our favorite Rhodes Rolls.
ham and cauliflower casserole au gratin*

I'm going to make this recipe to use up the leftover ham from our new year's day dinner.
My version of the crockpot honey apple pork*, mixed veggies
Leftovers and if there are no leftovers, we'll order pizza and salad
Shelly's Bacon Onion Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaf*, mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette
*first time making recipe

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  1. Crockpot chicken and rice sounds like my kind of meal -- comforting, warm, and easy. Happy new year!

  2. MPM definitely keeps me on track. I actually look forward to Mondays!
    This New Year's Eve, I'm staying home, cleaning our house and doing some blog visiting. Hubby had to work so it will be quiet.
    Your menu plan looks delicious.
    Have a wonderful week and a Happy New Year!

  3. We love Rhodes Rolls! Yumm!

    Thanks for the link to the apple pork, I'm going to do something like that with my pork chops.