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Monday meal plan: Reindeer pancakes!

Posted December 17, 2012


This week on the menu, we have baked mushroom chicken, stir fry shrimp, egg and cheese biscuits and reindeer pancakes! Please share your meals for the week or just today!


Meatless Monday

Homemade pizza using whole wheat veggie dough ball from HT, mushrooms, fresh spinach, onions, black olives (recipe for the crust is in the WRAL Recipe Database in the link above - search "dough ball pizza crust")

Steamed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower with a touch of Parmesan


Chicken lasagna (Stouffers frozen family size on sale with coupon last week – it’s a really busy day and evening so I needed an easy meal)



Egg, turkey bacon (from Lowes Foods sale through 12/18 with coupon), cheese and biscuit sandwiches

Raw veggies (carrots, celery, cucumber slices) dipped in a little light ranch dressing



Baked mushroom chicken served on pasta



Stir fry shrimp and veggies


Leftover salad

Reindeer pancakes breakfast:
This morning I batch cooked pancakes to have for breakfast this week and my daughter and I got a little creative. You can see our version of “reindeer pancakes” in the picture above. I used Butterball turkey bacon for the antlers (on sale with printable coupon at Lowes Foods through 12/18), M&M’s for the eyes and a raspberry for the nose. They were adorable!  She also made an adorable snowman.

Do you have any food creations you’ll be making over the holidays?


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 18, 2012

    You can still give your speech, jdouglas. I'll listen. :-) I really want one of the silicone pans mentioned in the recipe. I may save up my Amazon GC's from Swagbucks and Savingstar for one. Guess I'll be making the egg muffin cups in a couple months! lol

  • jdouglas13 Dec 18, 2012

    Faye, the eggs in muffin cups sound good. And I had a speech all set about using a really good nonstick muffin tin, and then thought I should look at the recipe before I stuck my two cents in. Wow, it really does look yummy. And great idea about the silicon muffin pan!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 17, 2012

    So many great sounding dishes this week! Thanks to everyone for sharing!

    Found a yummy looking recipe for Egg Muffins (eggs cooked in muffin tins). Have any of you tried this before? Any tips? Here's the recipe:


  • wfmjr81 Dec 17, 2012

    We also have left over pork loin to use up. Here we are having:Monday-crockpot pork & black bean stew & biscuits, Tues- salmon pie & broccoli, Wed- taking mac & cheese to a pot luck dinner, Thurs-chicken enchildas & green beans, Fri- chicken & tri-color pepper with bowtie pasta & salad

  • jdouglas13 Dec 17, 2012

    Very cute pancakes! Re the shrimp, doesn't HT have it on a pretty good sale this week? I thought like 50% off?

    As usual, no planned menu here. But last night we had a roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli with a pork loin roast, garlic, EVOO, and herbes de provence. I got a whole loin on sale a while back that I cut into 4 or 5 roasts.

    Tonight I have some ham I need to use up that was intended for au gratin potatoes with ham baked into it. Never got to make it, but tonight we will have roasted tomato/mushroom/cheddar omelets with pan fried ham. I am hoping to make fried rice with the leftover pork tomorrow. I think Wednesday will be clean out the fridge night -- maybe soup?

  • ncveteranswife Dec 17, 2012

    M-IHOP (got an early Christmas gift card from my family) and took my husbnd and his grandmother; T-Lasagna, salad, W-Mushroom chicken, whole grain/brown rice; TH-pizza, salad; F-BBQ pork chops, salad, mexican corn

  • floomamia Dec 17, 2012

    M- left over pot roast

    T- Beef Pie - mashed potatoes, garlic spinach

    W- Veggie lasagna, salad

    TH- BBQ chicken, Rice, Turnip Greens

    F- Spinach Spaghetti, salad

  • red-head79 Dec 17, 2012

    M: leftover veggie chili, salad, rolls; T: meatloaf, roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli; W: pasta night, salad; Th: porkchops, brown rice, sugar snap peas; F: ?not sure yet? (probably something quick and easy...planning to make candy with kids that day, so who knows what we may end up with...)

  • foodgirl Dec 17, 2012

    Monday: chicken tikka masala Tues: Meatball sandwiches and green beans Wed: tuna sandwiches, broccoli/carrot/potato nuggets Thurs: pasta with broccoli Friday: breakfast tacos

  • pss3 Dec 17, 2012

    Oh Faye...I just love shrimp! Our budget has not allowed for shrimp in a while...I almost cried when I found a bag while cleaning our freezer last week! Hopefully once the holidays are over, our budget will allow for more shrimp!