Monday, November 30, 2015

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for December

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for December at once.


As hard as it if for me to believe that the first day of December is upon us, there's no denying the fact that the holiday season is in full swing. I survived cooking our first Thanksgiving dinner at home (more on that to come) and, over the weekend, we introduced Caroline to a special family tradition.

We also spent some quality time visiting family on Stephen's side, and I managed to find a moment to start working on this year's holiday sewing project. Before the day gets away from me, I want to share our menu plan for the coming month.

The menu plan was thrown together a little more haphazardly this time around, but I didn't have as much time to devote to recipe research as I would've liked. Quite honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if I wound up going off-script in December... but here's what I've come up with for the time being.

Menu Plan for December

Week 1: December 1 - December 5

Tuesday: Brussels Sprouts Carbonara (from Skinnytaste)
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Chunky Tomato Bisque
Friday: Roasted Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Onion Pizza (from Cooking Light)
Saturday: Leftovers / Take-Out

Week 2: December 6 - December 12


Sunday: Skillet Chicken and Mozzarella Bake (from Cooking Light)
Monday: Ginger Sesame Garlic Shrimp (from Simply Recipes) with Soba Noodles and Broccoli
Tuesday: Chicken Fingers with Apple Cider Sweet and Sour Sauce (from Food52), Oven-Baked French Fries, and Green Beans
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Swedish Meatballs (from PureWow) over Mashed Potatoes with Lingonberry Jam
Friday: Pizza with Spinach and Caramelized Onions
Saturday: Leftovers / Take-Out

Week 3: December 13 - December 19


Sunday: Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup (from Gimme Some Oven)
Monday: Vegetarian Chili (from PureWow) with Shredded Cheddar and Diced Avocado
Tuesday: Bulgogi Beef (from Bon Appetit) with Brown Rice and Broccoli
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Italian Sausage and White Bean Stew
Friday: Barbecue Chicken Pizza (adapted)
Saturday: Leftovers - Take-Out

Week 4: December 20 - December 26


Sunday: Skillet Chicken Fajitas (from PureWow)
Monday: Cauliflower Fried "Rice" (from The Kitchn)
Tuesday: Ground Beef Soft Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Chorizo, Onions, and Bell Peppers over Brown Rice
Friday: C H R I S T M A S (I'm still working on my menu for Christmas dinner... stay tuned!)
Saturday: Leftovers / Take-Out

Week 5: December 27 - December 31


Sunday: Penne with Garlic and Olive Oil and Roasted Broccoli
Monday: Panko-Crusted Salmon with Sugar Snap Peas and Buttered Egg Noodles
Tuesday: Mexican Stuffed Peppers (from Claire's Corner Copia Cookbook)
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef (from Creme de la Crumb)

Do you plan your meals? What's on your Menu Plan for this week/month? Let me know in the comments!

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