I spent most of last week just trying to keep my head above water after being out of town last weekend! I haven't completely caught up, but I'm feeling better now. Last week, I made Cookie Dough Truffles (oh so yummy!...I used Better Batter GF flour) and Chocolate-Covered Pretzels (my Christmas specialty!). It's a good thing I'm catching up here because...
|Gluten Free Cream Wafers|
...this week is going to be so busy at my house! Here's my plan for what I want to cook and bake - all before Friday:
- Gluten free cream wafers - my mouth is watering just thinking about these!
- Gluten free toffee-chocolate chip cookies (my grandma's recipe!)
- Original Chex party mix
- Something for breakfast (not GF) - some ideas are: Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Cinnamon Roll Bread, or maybe I'll go the gluten free route and make this Chocolate Bread.
- Dinner rolls: either these rolls or classic Butterhorns.
- A dessert item - I honestly don't know what yet. If I get too crazy with the cookies, we may just have those!
What plans do you have for the Christmas holiday? Are you baking as much as me?!
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Sunday: Grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, fried potatoes.
Monday: Italian Shepherd's Pie (from Taste of Home), Artisan lettuce salad with carrots.
Tuesday: Advent dinner at the "little church."
Wednesday: Advent dinner at the "big church."
Thursday: Fiesta Chicken with Rice OR Chicken Enchilada Dip, vegetables.
Friday: Family Christmas Dinner #1 = ham (leftover from last week's Church Council dinner), mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, dinner rolls (don't know which ones yet - maybe these? - or we can go with the always-yummy Butterhorns!), plus dessert!
Saturday: Quick dinner before Christmas Eve service = ring of bologna, roasted potatoes and carrots.
For breakfast, we each grab what we want: waffles, muffins, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, cold cereal, yogurt, etc.
For lunch, I usually eat leftovers or something simple, like grilled cheese or quesadillas. My husband eats a sandwich or leftovers - he takes his lunch to work most days.
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