Menu Plan Monday is hosted by Organizing Junkie.
This is Christmas week. I hope you're enjoying getting ready for the celebration as much as I am. Today at church, we had an awesome message of Christ's coming, taken from Galatians chapter 4. Read it - you'll be blessed.
I'd like to share with you some Italian flavored croutons. They did not come out of a bag or box, but they did come out of my oven!
To make your own delicious croutons, dice up some day old bread in the size you would like - I used multi-grain wheat bread. You could use any kind you want; gluten-free bread works just as well. Place a little olive oil (or any oil you have on hand), garlic salt (or powder if you're going salt-free), crushed basil, and crushed oregano in a large bowl. Toss the bread pieces in the oil/herb mixture well. Then spread on a cookie sheet and bake in 200 degree oven until the bread is dry and crunchy, about 25-35 minutes. Keep an eye on your croutons and don't allow them to over-cook. Cool and place in a ziplock bag or bowl with a tight fitting lid. They are great in salads or soups, or just to munch like that.
For our menu this week we're having:
Crunchy Tacos for gluten-free people
Corn Pudding (made with cornstarch rather than flour)
Chips & Salsa
Oven-fried Chicken w/stuffing
Baked Acorn Squash
Pizza & Pop
Saturday- Christmas Eve
BBQ Meatballs & Smokies
Chips & Dip
Christmas Cookies & Candy
Green Bean Casserole