It’s busy weeks like this one that makes me so glad I menu plan. Phew… one thing that I don’t have to think about! I’ve shopped for everything and have done a lot of prep, especially for Christmas day meals so I don’t have to ask the proverbial question… What’s for dinner? I wish you the Merriest and most delicious of Christmases! May your home be filled with those you love and lots of good food! Now, here’s what’s on the menu this week…
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SUNDAY- Christmas Eve Dinner
I think Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year. It just feels holy to me. The kids and grandbabies are home… and the furbabies! My mom, stepdad and sister’s family are also with us this Christmas.
After dinner when the babies go to bed we will be having some Christmas fun playing reindeer games. We have some pretty silly and fun Christmas games to play as a family!
- SPIRAL HAM WITH A HONEY MAPLE GLAZE
- FUNERAL POTATOES
- SAUTEED GREEN BEANS WITH CHILI FLAKES
- GREENS WITH PEARS, ORANGE SLICES, AND TOASTED PECANS IN A HONEY ORANGE VINAIGRETTE
- FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE
MONDAY- Merry Christmas!!!!!
The big meal of our day is brunch! It’s the same year after year and is a staple on Christmas morning. Lunch is a charcuterie board and lots of great breads plus a Cranberry Orange Shrub to sip on. You can see this fabulous libation HERE.
Once the babies are in bed we will have a quiet delicious supper. The rich beef and mushroom stew is in the freezer and so are all those darling little homemade gnocchi to go with it. I’ll be serving the cozy and elegant stew with crusty bread and a big Caesar salad. Rum cake and ice cream finishes the meal this Christmas!
- STONEGABLE CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
- LAND OF NOD CINNAMON BUNS
- AND MAYBE THIS YEAR LEFTOVER FUNERAL POTATOES
- NUT ROLL
- ASSORTED FRUIT
- CHRISTMAS COOKIES
This is such an amazing recipe from Eatwell 101. I think I’ve made this three times since the summer. YUM!
- PAN SEARED SALMON WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATO CREAM SAUCE
- JULLIANE SAUTEED ROOT VEGETABLES
WEDNESDAY- SOUP DAY
Soup is a regular meal here at StoneGable, especially during the winter months. It’s a wonderful and filling lunch and a dinner that will warm you to your bones! I make a big slow cooker full and freeze it for a quick dinner!
I love a big bowl of steaming, filling soup on a cold winter’s day! And this one is made in my slow cooker!
What a great recipe from a new-to-me foodie blog, Written Reality. I’m very excited to try these quesadillas. YUM!!!!
- CHEESY CHICKEN QUESADILLAS
- REFRIED BEANS
- CHILI LIME SWEET CORN SALAD
Doesn’t this dish look amazing!!!! I could lick the screen! Oh, I can’t wait to make this and Bobby will just love it!!!! Okay, Heidi I want to know how you take such gorgeous pictures.
- GARLIC BUTTER STEAMED CLAMS
- CRUSTY BREAD
SATURDAY- SOUP DAY!
What do you do with leftover ham? Make soup, of course! I can’t wait to try this hearty, warm soup! Thanks, Cucina De Yung
TREAT OF THE WEEK…
As if all the cookies and cake of Christmas week was not enough, I’m making a chocolate icebox cake. This is a recipe from my mother-in-law and one that is Bob’s family favorite. I usually make it in a log but when I found THE EVERY KITCHEN version things are going to change. I love that it really looks like a cake!
Insanely easy to make and just so delicious! YUM!
I’ve done the planning for you, now go make someting scrumptious for dinner!
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