What's for Dinner: December 11 - December 17

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I wish I had the energy to come up with an entertaining intro for this week's menu plan, but it's just not there.

Between surprising the kids with an overnight in New York on Friday night... and celebrating an early Christmas with my family today, I'm wiped. 

As soon as we got home, I jumped into the kitchen to start making meatballs for dinner. Though... if I'm being honest, I would have rather served PB&Js so I could have used the time to get the house in better order.

I still have some holiday decorating to do, so there are piles of boxes everywhere. Piles of boxes on top of the usual clutter that results in a house with young kids. The mess is starting to deepen my anxiety, so I need to make time to tackle it this week. At some point...

For now, here's our menu plan for the week. If you're curious to see what's on deck for dinner at our house, then keep reading!

A Week of Dinners: December 11 - December 17

Defrost/Prep Plan

  • Sunday, December 11
    • Make Spaghetti and Basic Baked Meatballs with Marinara Sauce
    • Defrost Spinach and Cheddar Quiche
    • Defrost Chicken for Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

  • Monday, December 12
    • Make Grilled Cheese, French Fries, and Tomato Bisque
    • Make Citrus Dressing for Green Salad
    • Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

      Stephen will make everything but the dumplings so I can reheat the meal on Wednesday night when he's out of town.

    • Menu Plan for December 18 - December 24
    • Order Groceries for December 18 - December 24
    • Create Defrost/Prep Plan for December 18 - December 24

  • Tuesday, December 13
    • Reheat Spinach and Cheddar Quiche
    • Make Green Salad

  • Wednesday, December 14
    • Reheat Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

      I'll reheat the chicken and make the dumplings fresh.

    • Defrost Pulled Pork for BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

  • Thursday, December 15
    • Defrost Pizza Dough

  • Friday, December 16
    • Make BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

  • Saturday, December 17
    • Make Three Bean Chili with Homemade Chili Seasoning

What do you have planned for dinner at your house this week?

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