my daughter ashley and her two boys (my grandson's) will be visiting from the middle of december through the new year. my mother-in-law will visit for a couple days around christmas. my mom will make her annual after christmas visit. and my other daughter will be home from the air force with her hubby and daughter (my granddaughter) (although they won't be staying with us). i'm hoping for a stop-in visit from my surragote family Mel, Mark, Sidnie, Blake, and Selah.
this means food will be needed. i'm dipping into my recipe box for our meals this month. no new recipes!!!! some of my planned meals i've already catalogued here on my blog and others i find i still need to. here goes:
Roasted Chicken, Red Pepper, Pesto Fettucine (one of the boys' favorites)
Boston Butt BBQ Sandwiches
Brunswick Stew with the leftover Boston Butt; and probably homemade bread
Chicken Parmesan served with spaghetti of course. We'll probably have this when Ash is here.
Broccoli Salad. i'm planning this as a side with christmas dinner but i might have to make it twice.
Tacos - of course!
Homemade Pizza. when family is here
Barbeque Chicken Pizza. at some point i want to make this again, also
The boys have had a hankerin' for Jambalya. This will be a good Journey meal for hoosier man and the georgia boys who are all serving for the Journey (hoosier man is working traffic and the georgia boys are in the marketplace doing various jobs)
One tuesday well do Chicken Enchiladas instead of tacos. again, probably while family is here.
while my mom is here i'll make a pot of Carrot Soup with some type of grilled cheese sandwich or better yet a panini with my new panini grill (maybe i will need to make a new recipe!!!)
i'm definitely making Zesty Sausage Bundt when Ash is here. we had this last summer when she was staying here for a month or so and everyone loved it.
christmas ham using Mel's recipe. gonna have to drag it out for the ingredients. mashed potatoes. broccoli salad. sweet potato casserole. pickle tray. cranberry sauce. deviled eggs. yummy ham gravy
probably serve this up with some some grilled pork steaks: Garlic Zucchini Pasta
the cold weather has me in the mood for soups like Homemade Tomato Soup and Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (with homemade egg noodles - absolutely yum).
of course pepper pie
and we haven't had spaghetti fest in ages. might do that when mom joan is here.
some sides are Cucumbers and Onions Salad, Zesty Broccoli, Sauteed Zucchini
some grilled smoked brats and grilled hamburgers for ease.
don't have every day covered but this is a start for december. i think i'll include this list in my december daily album.