Sunday, December 22, 2019

What's for Dinner: December 22 - December 28

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!


Christmas week is upon us. I have my list of last-minute to-dos to take care of before the big day, so I'm grateful that I have the full week off from work. I'll have time to prepare and time to recover!

One of the things I'm really looking forward to, though, is spending some time with the kids. It seems as if they're both growing by leaps and bounds lately... Our sweet girl asks question after question to feed her curiosity. And our sweet boy is doing everything he can to keep up with his big sister, including chatting non-stop.

Plus, I'm doing everything I can to keep my emotions in check. The holidays are always a rough time of year for me... Some of the most important people in my life passed away in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's. And there are days when it's hard not letting the sadness in my heart overtake the happiness I want the kids to feel.

As much as I want to take a break from menu planning, sticking to a routine helps distract me from that sadness. So here it is... Keep reading to see what I've planned for dinner at our house this week, including our plan for Christmas.


A Week of Dinners: December 22 - December 28


SundayInstant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Monday: Creamy Parmesan Risotto with Peas (adapted from this recipe)

TuesdayInstant Pot Minestrone Soup and Peasant Bread

WednesdayCorned Beef with Sticky Red Currant Glaze with Carrots and Mashed Potatoes

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Pizza with Mushrooms and Pepperoni

Saturday: Stephen's Choice


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What are your plans for Christmas week? Are you hosting family and/or friends at your house? Whatever you're doing... Enjoy!

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