A Christmas Weekend Menu & Cooking Schedule

Season’s Greetings!  Having a well-planned menu and cooking schedule for the days just preceding and including Christmas is so helpful for me. I created a plan a few years ago; and, I update it yearly. Here’s what this weekend looks like for me. Perhaps you can adapt it to help you in your home.






Tuna Sandwiches



Potato Soup

Cheese biscuits





Egg Salad Sandwiches

Canned Peaches


Chili with Fritos


Cookies and Milk

Christmas Eve Day




Canned Soup

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Christmas Eve

Cocktail Meatballs

Veggies & Dip

Queso & Chips

Rice Pudding with One Almond

Fudge & Peanut Brittle

Christmas Day

Breakfast 9:00

Breakfast Casserole

Banana Bread

Orange juice

Dinner 2:00


German Apple Stuffing

Scalloped Corn

Potatoes and gravy

Green bean casserole

Black & Green Olives

Little Vlassics Sweet Gherkins

Angel Eggs


Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie



Spend 15 minutes at a time. Do not crash and burn!

2 Days Before Christmas Eve:

  • Make candies.

Day Before Christmas Eve:

  • Make chili.
  • Make meatballs & fry them.
  • Bake cookies with Grandma.
  • Mix veggie dip.
  • Banana Bread

Christmas Eve Morning:

  • Finish anything left from yesterday.
  • Mix sauce & put meatballs together in crock pot & put in fridge.
  • Make pie.

Christmas Eve Afternoon:

  • Cut up veggies & put in fridge.
  • Mix up stuffing & put in fridge.
  • Mix up breakfast casserole & put in fridge.

Christmas Eve- Early Evening:

  • Heat meatballs.
  • Put everything on dishes & serve.
  • Cookies for Santa.

Christmas morning:

  • Put casserole in oven.
  • Put turkey in oven.
  • Peel potatoes for mashed potatoes & refrigerate in water.
  • Set table for dinner.
  • Put green bean casserole together.
  • Mix scalloped corn.

Christmas Afternoon:


  • Bake everything.
  • Carve turkey.
  • Mash potatoes.
  • Make gravy.
  • Warm rolls.
  • Serve.



Christmas Night

  • Serve pie.



Easy Morning Breakfast Casserole

This yummy dish is straight forward and to the point!

It’s got a down home flavor my kids really like!

1 lb. Sausage

6 eggs

2 cups of milk

2 slices of bread

1 cup of shredded cheese

Add some chopped green peppers and chopped onions if you like, we always do!

Brown sausage and drain well. Beat eggs, and add the milk. Gently stir in the shredded cheese, sausage, and torn up bread pieces. This is the time to add the green peppers and onions if you’d like. Put it in 13 x 9 pan which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate overnight.

Put it in a cold oven the next morning and Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Insert a knife in the middle to check doneness. It should come out clean. This is great with salsa.

I like to have hot buttered toast and orange juice with it.

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