Hurrah for Holidays!
Christmas has always been very low-key for our family. Even growing up, Thanksgiving was always the more “celebrated” holiday, simply because as nurses, both my parents had to pick a holiday to be at the hospital, and Christmas was usually it.
Brian and I have continued this particular habit, striving to keep Christmas as family-oriented as possible,
quietly celebrating the phenomenal gift of Christ’s birth.
We have a Christmas Eve service at church the boys are singing in (although I will simply be blessed if they can manage to stay on the steps! 😉 ), and then a quiet Christmas Day with my parents and grandparents. We’ll do Brian’s family Christmas on the Sabbath after Christmas, and that will be the end of it.
Oh, until Patrick’s birthday party on Sunday.
We’re down to less than 2 weeks to my due date as well,
and I’ve been attempting to stock our freezer and pantry as best I can…
The fatigue is starting to hit a little harder lately, as I’ve been battling with some ridiculous insomnia.
By the end of this week, I’ll have in the freezer: 4 gallons of chicken stock, 2 gallons of beef stock, 3 applesauce cakes, 4 batches of soaked pancakes, 2 pans of baked oatmeal, 2 pans of chicken enchiladas, 2 pans of lasagna, 2 chickens, 2 beef roasts, about 3 gallons of various soaked grains, 4 gallons of soaked beans, and possibly a batch of cookies. Or two. 🙂
So we’ll be set for a week. Or two. 😉
But on to this week’s menu!
breakfast: soaked biscuits, sausage gravy, apples
lunch: bean and cheese burritos
dinner: roasted spicy lemon chicken, potatoes, salad
breakfast: hardboiled eggs, toast, bananas
lunch: chicken quesadillas, guacamole, crème fresh
dinner at Bible study: pizza, salad
breakfast: soaked grain porridge, cream, stewed apples
lunch: mashed potatoes w/gravy, carrots, kale
dinner: bean stew, biscuits, salad
breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast, oranges
lunch: l/o bean stew, corn muffins
dinner: wild rice chicken pilaf, green beans, salad
breakfast: soaked gingerbread pancakes, apples
lunch: grilled cheese, tomato soup
dinner: beef stew, cheddar cheese biscuits, salad
breakfast: baked apple French toast, whipped cream
lunch: lasagna, garlic bread, green beans, salad
Christmas at the Farm
breakfast: pumpkin puffed pancakes, sweet cream
Christmas at Maple House
dinner: popcorn, oranges
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