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Cindy's Menu for Dec 19 - Dec 25 ~ Merry Christmas! 
Dec. 19, 2009 8:02 am 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2009 10:58 am
It's hard to believe but it's almost here!  With just me and my dear husband here at home, my 3 boys all live in California and I don't have any grand children, Christmas is pretty quiet.  I get a little misty when I think about other large families having big ol' Christmas Dinners but ours will be very quiet, just the 2 of us.  On the 26th we are going to his sister's house about 25 miles north of us for our Christmas with them.  It should be a very nice day with Ham and all the sides.  Lots of desserts too!

Here's the menu for this week:

Saturday - Dec 19 ~ Sirloin steaks with this great rub, baked potatoes and French Onion Soup III.  I'm going to bake some French Baguettes also.

Sunday - Dec 20 ~ Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder served in the Super Bowl Bread Bowls.  I make this chowder with fat free 1/2 & 1/2 and skim milk mixed together.  It lowers the fat content to pretty low and it's still so satisfying.  This is always welcome on a cold winter night!

Monday - Dec 21 ~ Home pizza with all low fat-not fat ingredients.

Tuesday - Dec 22 ~ Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs.  (What, Italian 2 days in a row??)  Yep, that's what I've planned!

Wednesday Dec 23 ~ Asian Orange Chicken with steamed rice and vegetables. 

Thursday Dec 24 ~ Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.  Again, made with non-fat ingredients but still makes a very nice soup.

Friday Dec 25 ~ Merry Christmas!!  Roasted Tenderloin with Shallots, mashed potatoes, green beans, buttered carrots.  Home made rolls. 

Here's wishing you all the Merriest of Christmases and the most wonderul New Year filled with love and prosperity. 

Love & Hugs,

Italian Spaghetti with Meatballs.
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Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder inside!
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Buttered Carrots
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Dec. 19, 2009 9:49 am
Cindy, thank you! I love to cook but get bogged down with the whole menu thing. You make something that should be easy....but is difficult for me.....simply enjoyable!!! Blessings for the Holiday Season.
Dec. 19, 2009 5:57 pm
Wow, I wish I was as organized as you. Everything sounds delicious. Merry Christmas!
Dec. 19, 2009 7:44 pm
This weeks menu sounds delightful. I need to get my self a little bit more organized. I always planned a menu for the week and pinned it up so the family knew what to expect, over the last few months I have gotten out of the habit, but its something I will have to start again in the New Year, I do think it makes life much easier. Happy Holidays !!!
Dec. 19, 2009 8:00 pm
Merry Christmas to you and your family Cindy! It sounds like you have another winner here. I am doing a rib eye roast. I never know if we are supposed to eat the Big meal on the 24th or the 25th. I always ask the family and every year I forget what we did the year before! I must be getting Old Timers! LOL Have a really nice holiday! Hugs and smoochies to you too.
Dec. 20, 2009 7:18 am
Hello, any advice to those of us who need to do as much ahead of time? I was thinking of doing the non fried crab rangoon's ahead of time and putting them in the freezer. Have you had any luck with that? I do pot stickers and they are ok but there isn't any cheese. Thanks , Denise
Dec. 20, 2009 9:38 am
Looks great, Cyndi! Hope you`ll like French Baguettes, they were so wonderful for me. Merry Christmas to you and your family Cindy! Enjoy your holidays!
Dec. 21, 2009 4:55 pm
I've made the French Baguettes many times. I love the taste and texture. I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays!!
Dec. 22, 2009 10:58 am
We're having Roasted Tenderloin with Shallots on Christmas day also, it's so delicious! It will just be me and my BF this year so we figured we would make something special :) MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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About Me
I grew up in Stockton, CA and then lived most of my 1st married life in Lemoore, CA. We raised our 3 boys (twins and one more 20 months later)up together but when the youngest son graduated from high school, I realized life was too short to stay in an unhappy, dead marriage. After 23 years, a divorce and a new life. I moved to the Biloxi, MS area and met my wonderful husband now. He is all I could ask for. We have a kitty and a camper and we love them both! She camps with us all the time. I quit my job in August, '08 and my husband is retired (again) so we are enjoying our time together. ***UPDATE*** I'm working again and really liking my job. I don't have to bring it home with me and it's 32 hours per week, which works out perfect. Very happy to report that we are very happy again with a new job!!!
My favorite things to cook
My new favorite is finding low fat, healthy recipes to try. I'm really up for anything to cook.. it's truly my hobby.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Right now I would have to say that having a fish fry is the closest thing to a tradition I have. Not healthy but it sure is good! Fried fresh caught fish, hushpuppies, okra, french fries. All deep fried and all soooo good!!
My cooking triumphs
Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Shallots from this site. I served it to guests and they could not believe that this was a home made meal. For something so easy it's the best meal I've ever made. Also feel very good about my submitted recipes. I'm not one to usually make something up but I like to follow recipes and then maybe make a few tweaks to our liking and needs.
My cooking tragedies
HAHA - It still makes me laugh. My very first meal I cooked for my 1st husband was supposed to be eggs, bacon and pancakes but the skillet I tried to use was not a non-stick. Needless to say.. we had scrambled eggs, torn up bacon, and worst of all, scrambled pancakes.
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