Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Menu plan & a busy week

I may have everything sorted that I need to buy for Christmas but it does not mean I can sit back and relax now until Christmas day. If only. Today is like a Chinese laundry here. I've had two washer loads already finished and drying on the radiators and airer. Both daughters beds have been stripped and are currently in the washer. I have done a pile of ironing and  I have shampooed the living room carpet with the carpet cleaner to freshen it up for Christmas. I still have 3 double beds to change because all the beds will be used over Christmas so lots of washing being done here. Shame Christmas is not hot here. It would make all the Christmas preparations a lot easier if it were. The 3 double beds can wait until tomorrow or Thursday, need to get this lot dry first.

MENU PLAN 19/12/11

MONDAY - Egg, chips and baked beans

TUESDAY - Homemade mince and onion pie, mash, vegetables and gravy

WEDNESDAY - casseroled chicken legs & veg, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings

THURSDAY - Homemade beef burgers, chips and homemade coleslaw

FRIDAY - Tuna pasta and homemade garlic bread

SATURDAY - Takeaway

CHRISTMAS DAY - Prawn cocktail/ pate
                                    Roast turkey/mushroom wellington, roasted carrots & parsnips,
                                    roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, sage & onion stuffing, peas,      
                                    sprouts and gravy
                                    Christmas pudding & custard/ lemon baked cheesecake

BOXING DAY -         Leek & potato soup
                                    Roast pork loin joint, apple sauce, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes,
                                    roasted carrots & parsnips, cauliflower cheese, peas and gravy
                                    Chocolate orange roulade/ pavlova

Shall have a takeaway Christmas Eve as I shall be too busy to make anything. I won't be up until the afternoon that day because I will have worked a night shift Friday night. I have a lot of food to prepare and the Christmas table to set too. Hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly.


  1. It's funny that it's getting busier, isn't it, just when you think you have everything covered there are always the last minute jobs that have to be done at the last minute. I, too, have been preparing bedding and tomorrow or Thursday I'll have to do a last minute shop for fresh veg. Never mind, soon be Christmas.
    Love from Mum

  2. Hello, just popped over from Debbie's blog! Like the sound of your weeks menu, egg,chips and beans is one of my favourite simple meals!You sound very organised but I am a bit behind with my planning. I am reading a few blogs before I meet up with a dear friend for a pre christmas cuppa and chinwag!!

  3. Hi sounds like you are very busy. I have just taken the cushion covers of the cushions in the lounge & feathers everywhere!
    We are going to my sisters for a take away on christmas eve. Will try not to over eat this christmas.
    I hope to start doing a menu plan in the new year & bring down shopping budget
    Take care x x

  4. We're having a takeaway on Christmas Eve too, it makes things much easier, especially as enough cooking will be done over Christmas.