Menu Plan for the week: 12/19 – 12/24

How last week’s menu went:

A couple of things changed last week. Good changes! One night, my mom treated us to a subs at Subway, and on Saturday, some friends invited us over for dinner (I just brought a salad). Love that! So the Chicken Divan, Lightened Up didn’t happen and the Spaghetti Squash moved to this week.

Chicken Tortilla Soup - Remember to add the crushed tortilla chips, too!

Favorite meal from last week:

Of the things we made at home last week, the favorite was the Chicken Tortilla Soup. We love this. And it was perfect for using up a leftover chicken breast. I also used up the crumbs from 4 mostly-empty bags of tortilla chips.  Like most soups, it’s really versatile, too. Use different beans, add or leave some things out, and it still turns out great. I often just use what I have on hand. I like to double the beans and add more broth to stretch the soup a bit. The leftovers are great and it freezes well, too!

This Week’s Menu Plan



  • Pizza night (I use this crust recipe, with part whole wheat flour and I knead the dough after mixing.)
  • Raw veggies


  • Tuscany Pot Roast – I make it in the crock pot, and serve over egg noodles mixed with sautéed mushrooms (no poppy seeds)
  • Peas
  • Maybe a salad, too


Thursday: Going Caroling, I think


  • Leftover night!

Saturday: Christmas Eve!

  • Baked ham with pineapple
  • Potato Souffle – This is a Christmas tradition from Mr. RSS’s side of the family. I couldn’t find the exact recipe online, but this is pretty close. No parsley needed. You can also use instant potatoes (make 12 servings). These are great leftover for breakfast, too.
  • Green beans and/or salad

I’m linking up with OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday, where you can find many more meal plans to check out!

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5 Responses to Menu Plan for the week: 12/19 – 12/24

  1. I love Chicken Tortilla Soup, too. Thanks for the idea to add other beans/different leftovers!

  2. Merry Christmas Elizabeth.

    Have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family.

    Your friend,

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