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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Menu for 12/30/13-1/5/14

A belated Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year to all of you!

We have been so swamped with family visits that I've hardly had any rest at all, but it was totally worth it. We got to spend some quality time with all of the family. We have one more big visit tonight (I'm making lasagna for Dad's family) and then we get almost the entire week off. Well, we at least get four out of the next five days off (I do have a dentist appointment on Thursday) so I can finally get the house clean, a full run at the grocery store, some bills paid, and all the laundry done.

So I have a question for you. This may be a commonly asked question, but do you have a New Year's resolution?

I know many of you will probably say things like losing weight, quitting smoking, etc. Those seem to be the top two resolutions made by most people. Actually, I did quit smoking last year as my New Year's resolution.

This year I'm going to be cliche and say that my resolution is to eat healthier. I'm not terribly unhealthy, but I do cook with a lot of butter and cheese and ever since Bailey switched from formula to milk the entire family has been drinking whole milk. Aaron even said that he wanted to try to eat more vegetables and whole grains.

I'm going to begin with new recipe night. I plan on trying some lower fat recipes that I've been pinning on Pinterest. We will try some soups with lots of veggies and high fiber grains. This blog may suddenly get a lot healthier.

Here's how we will be starting out the year.

Breakfast- eggs, toast, and yogurt
Lunch- cranberry and pistachio chicken salad and crackers
Dinner- chicken and dumplings

Breakfast- cereal and milk
Lunch- peanut butter and banana sandwiches and clementines
Dinner- buffalo chicken pasta bake

Breakfast- yogurt, cereal, and clementines
Lunch- leftover buffalo chicken pasta bake and salad
Dinner- tomato and mozzarella pasta florentine, salad, and garlic toast

Breakfast- eggs and toast
Lunch- leftover tomato and mozzarella pasta florentine and salad
Dinner- brown sugar spiced baked chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and salad

Breakfast- yogurt and cereal
Lunch- leftovers and salad
Dinner- chicken noodle soup, salad, and Hawaiian rolls

Breakfast- sausage, gravy, and biscuits
Lunch- leftover chicken noodle soup and salad
Dinner- loaded potato and buffalo chicken casserole, salad, and Hawaiian rolls

Breakfast- bacon, eggs, and biscuits
Lunch- leftovers and salad
Dinner- Admiral will provide dinner

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