Tammara’s Plan for 2010

This is the basic plan I’m following for the Week before Christmas to save my sanity and to be able to just relax and enjoy the people and the Season of Christ(mas) in my home. It also helps me to be able to take the quiet moments and reflect on my Saviour, my blessings and my hope. As to the plan, I’m right on track… just need to get ready to head out to visit Great Aunt Fern. My kids are currently “quiet” – a welcome calm in the midst of very hyper-hardly able to control themselves- noisy boy behaviour exasperated by the fact that “It’s Christmas Eve Mommy! can you believe it?”.. Merry Christmas Everyone!

The Week Before Christmas To Do

Monday

þ Wrap Remaining Gifts

þ Finalize Christmas Menus

þ Laundry

Tuesday

þ Last Minute Shopping for Stockings

þ Visit with “Geema”

Wednesday

þ Work Day

þ Costco without Boys

þ Activity with Boys – Advent Books

þ “Date Night”

Thursday

þ Laundry

þ Make Turkey Noodle Soup

þ Clean: Kitchen; Light Fixtures; Vacuum & Dust/Glass

þ Activity with Boys – Yummy Dough

þ Last Minute grocery Shop for Buns, etc.

Christmas Eve Day

þ Clean: Bathrooms; Kitchen Floor; Bedrooms

þ Take Monica’s Bread; Beef and Bacon out of Freezer

Visit Great Aunt Fern

Activity with Boys: Gingerbread House

Advent Wreath/ Read Luke 2

Candlelight Service

Family Night at Sisters (Andrea)

Letter to Santa; Cooies, etc; Stockings

Menus: The Week Before Christmas

þ Monday – Roast Turkey

þ Tuesday – Italian Restaurant (Big Marco’s Gift Certificate)

þ Wednesday – Chris’ Ham & Cheese Omlette’s with Veggies

þ Thursday – Beef Stroganoff with Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower

Christmas Eve Dinner Menu

þ = Prepped/ Have on Hand

þ Turkey Noodle Soup (made from Monday’s turkey)

þ Croissants with Ham and Cheese

Christmas Breakfast Menu

þ Starbucks Christmas Blend Coffee

þ Monica’s Christmas Bread – from Baking Exchange

þ Fruit Platter – Fresh Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Raspberries & Blueberries

þ Tammara’s Home-style French Toast

þ Scrambled Eggs

þ Oven baked Bacon and Sausage

Christmas Appetizers

þ Vegetable Tray

þ Cheese Tray w 5 year old Cheddar; Double Cream Brie & Goat Cheese

þ Jalapeño Poppers

þ Sausage Rolls

þ Shrimp & Seafood Sauce

Christmas Dinner Menu

þ Roasted Turkey with Gravy & Cranberry Sauce

þ Rosemary Beef with Creamed Horseradish

þ Mashed Garlic Potatoes

þ Sweet Potato Casserole – My sister Andrea

þ Christmassy Broccoli Salad – sister Stephanie

þ Pumpkin Pie; Apple Pie w/ Whip Cream

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