Menu Plan Monday: 12/21/2015

chocolate mint brownies

Menu Plan Monday has arrived for Christmas week. I hope you all are enjoying the season — and even if you’re not, it’s coming to an end soon 🙂


The first photo is a holiday favorite we make every year, Chocolate Mint Brownies (this is pretty similar to my recipe). I first ate these when I was teaching and one of my students’ parents brought me some for Christmas. I loved them, asked for the recipe, and have made them ever since. This year oldest daughter (home from college, yay!) made them, which was even better 🙂

We’ll be on the road much of the week, but here is the brief menu plan:

Monday: Spicy Potato Casserole — – from an Amish Cook column in our newspaper, and daughter #1’s favorite.

1.5 lb browned ground beef

1 pkg taco seasoning

1 small onion, diced

8 medium potatoes, boiled and shredded (or use a bag of hash browns)

4 T butter, melted

2 cups shredded cheese

1 t. salt

1 pint sour cream

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 soup can milk

2.5 cups crushed corn chips

Combine ground beef, taco seasoning and onion.  Put mixture in bottom of 9 x 13 dish.  Mix potatoes with butter, cheese, salt, sour cream and soup.  Mix with milk.  Spoon over hamburger mixture.  Top with remaining chips.  Bake 45 minutes at 350.

Tuesday: Chicken Noodle Soup — no real recipe, just chicken, carrots, broth, peas, noodles, seasoning — delicious 🙂

Merry Christmas! What are you doing that’s fun this week? Does your family have a special Christmas recipe?

More menu ideas at OrgJunkie’s.

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday: 12/21/2015

  1. Have a good Christmas. I enjoy eating almost anything that is prepared for me during Christmas time. Since I’m going to be at other people’s homes, I’ll try to go with the flow.

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