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Monday, December 15, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Classics week

Last week, thankfully, we kept things simple and life without Daddy home at night went pretty smoothly. Mamaw stepped in Wednesday night and did some babysitting so that I could decorate the tree and get some laundry and cleaning done - yeah! Other than the krispie treats, which I promptly forgot to post about on Thursday, I didn't get any more desserts made until Saturday when Sweetpea and I made Daddy's birthday cake! It was a yummy chocolate raspberry number with chocolate frosting and sprinkles, of course.

Since I can't seem to stay on schedule with my dessert making (where are the cookies? how could there not be cookies yet?!) I thought I'd share a delicious looking chocolate peppermint recipe courtesy of my blogging friend Scott. He found the recipe courtesy of Kris Abel's blog. One more wonderful sounding addition to my list of stress relieving candy cane eliminating recipes! If you're looking for even more candy cane inspiration, he tipped me off to the home page where this recipe resides - A Candy Cane Christmas. Here's a sneak peak at the finished product:

A few tips to pass along, if you're looking to lighten this recipe up, you can substitute light whipped topping for the heavy whipping cream and soy milk instead of milk if you prefer! To follow Scott in his domestic and/or PR endeavors, check him out on twitter or facebook! Thanks, Scott!

Back to this week's dinner menu...here's the plan:

Monday: Chicken n noodles, mashed potatoes
Tuesday: chicken stir fry over rice
Wednesday: spaghetti casserole, garlic bread, green salad
Thursday: leftover potluck
Friday: family dinner out - first time with big T in a LONG time!

For more menu inspiration, head over to OrgJunkie and take a look around!

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Marva said...

Sounds great! Enjoy!


Amy said...

Yum! That looks good!

Scott said...

One more thing -- my brother suggested adding more marshmallows than the recipe calls for. They're hard to measure being so fluffy, so more is apparently better than less. ;)

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Thanks, ladies!

Scott, I think you just documented a universal truth...more marshmellows are better!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Looks like a great week, and I love the family dinner out! We did one this weekend, and it was great. J is gone all week, so my cooking is VERY light this week. When he gets home, it's leftovers from our Early Christmas Celebration!