Menu Plan: December 27 - January 2

Existentialists, hedonists, skeptics, stoics, epicureans!  Finola and Mr. Gaelic are talking philosophers as I'm thinking food.  Funny that one of my favorite foodie websites is Epicurious

Christmas Day is over, but the Christmas season has only just begun.  And already the planning is underway for two more holidays quick on Christmas's heels.  And just as with Christmas, both of the upcoming holidays have their own set Gaelic-family menu.  The holidays?  New Year's and Epiphany.

When the kids were young, I would cook a private restaurant-quality dinner for Mr. G and me to have after the kids went to bed.  Now teenagers, they stay up later than we do.  And get invited to New Year's Eve parties. 
  • Monday
    • Breakfast:  cream of wheat
    • Supper:  pinto beans, okra, rice pilaf
  • Tuesday
    • Breakfast:  pancakes, sausage
    • Supper:  pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans
  • Wednesday
    • Breakfast:  soft boiled eggs, toast
    • Supper:  vegetable soup, homemade bread
  • Thursday
    • Breakfast:  oatmeal
    • Supper:  tacos, refried beans (use leftover pintos)
  • Friday
    • Breakfast:  cinnamon toast
    • Supper:  dinner out at New Year's Eve party (family friends so our kids know their kids)
  • Saturday
    • Brunch:  friend's New Year's Day party
    • Dinner:  neighbor's New Year's Day party
    • Supper:  ham steak, black eyed peas, collards (traditional Southern New Year's Day feast)
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast:  bacon, eggs, grits, toast
    • Dinner:  roast chicken, quinoa, pumpkin
Epiphany is next week.  Another week to plan.  Even though I already know what will be on the menu on the 6th.  You, on the other hand, will have to check back next week to find out.


  1. ...and I thought I was the only one around the blogoshere today ;)
    Snowed in here and loving it. Lots of homemade soup in the freezer and 2 cats that are extra cuddly. Your New Year's Eve and Day are going to be very, very nice. I'll fall asleep before the ball ever comes down.

  2. (arghh...."blogosphere" is what I meant". It must be something in the soup)

  3. Talking about philosophy is always a worthy thing to be doing.

  4. No hoppin' john? Are you SURE you're southern? And you forgot to list the cornbread.

    I'm curious...what time of day will you have to rise in order to cook breakfast for the girls AND commute into DC? May I suggest little white donuts and pop tarts? Ha!

  5. Great menu!! Wishing you a very happy New Year and many blessings in 2011. Thanks so much for enjoying my blog! xo