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Christmas/Winter Break Menu

This is how my menu looks to me posted on my cupboard.
What we're having is...

*Pepperoni Lasagna (Regular Lasagna with pepperoni and pizza sauce mixed in. I made a pizza casserole one time and now The Lil chef won't quite let it go so I combined the "recipes" to now have pepperoni lasagna)
*Mac N Cheese (I froze a portion of the one we had from Thanksgiving. I'm praying it will come back with no problems
*Cranberry Sauce (This is a MUST)
*Sauteed Broccoli (This is The Lil Chef's veggie, this was requested)
*Sauteed Kale (For Mommy)
*Small Ham (The Lil Chef requested a ham. I have an idea for the glaze this year...)
*Candied Bacon (there's NEVER enough)
*So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut "Eggnog"
*GF Apple Cake (I've not had apple cake in so many years. This will be the first time I'm making this.)
*Candied Butternut Squash (I froze the leftovers from Thanksgiving)
*Tater Tot Stuffing (I'll be try/making this for the first time ever. I hope this turns out good!)
*Spicy Garlic Corn
(I might make a little bitty tiny bit of real mashed potatoes)
*GF DF SF LF Chocolate Chip Cookies (I had a craving for some chocolate chip cookie and Thank God they make chocolate chips that are everything free, so I can eat them!)
(I'm supposed to be making more GF oatmeal raisin/craisin cookies and GF sugar cookies...we'll see)
*Blueberry Muffins
*Pumpkin Mufffins
*Rice pudding (My version, requested by the The Lil Chef)
*"Real" Oatmeal
*GF Biscuits and Sausage Gravy (I'm going to try a different biscuit recipe this time)
*Salted Caramel Popcorn
*Finally The Lil Chef wants Pancakes and Eggs and probably bcon on Christmas morning.

Several of these items can be found on my blog like: (just click on the word to go to the link)
*GF Apple Cake
*Candied Butternut Squash
*Tater Tot Stuffing
*Blueberry Muffins
*Pumpkin Muffins
*GF Biscuits
*Sausage Gravy
*Salted Caramel Popcorn


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