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.

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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
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 with Soba Noodles and Broccoli
Tuesday: Chicken Fingers with Apple Cider Sweet and Sour Sauce, Oven-Baked French Fries, and Green Beans
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Swedish Meatballs 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
Monday: Vegetarian Chili 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
Saturday: Leftovers - Take-Out

Week 4: December 20 - December 26

Sunday: Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Monday: Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
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

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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