What's for Dinner: December 18 - December 24

Fairy Lights and White Ceramic House | Photo by Olesia Hnatkevych via Unsplash

The final countdown to Christmas has begun.

With one week to go, I have three more days of work. Once I'm off, I have three kinds of Christmas cookies to bake with the kids and a house to put back together. 

(My husband is finishing up our flooring project and we're in a rush to get things in place before Christmas.)

I'm still feeling overwhelmed, but I was able to wrap a bunch of gifts today while the kids were on a playdate... so at least that task is almost finished. (Thanks, Lauren!)

Since I'll have more time at home this week, I've planned some more involved dinners. Perhaps spending more time in the kitchen will help me feel grounded.

If you're curious to see what's on deck for dinner at our house, then keep reading!

A Week of Dinners: December 18 - December 24

Defrost/Prep Plan

  • Sunday, December 18
    • Make Spicy Italian Sausage, Peppers, and Onions in Tomato Sauce over White Rice
    • Make Caramelized Onions for Apple Orchard Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette 

  • Monday, December 19
    • Make Apple Orchard Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette
    • Defrost Beef for Stuffed Pepper Casserole
    • Menu Plan for December 25 - December 31
    • Order Groceries for December 25 - December 31
    • Create Defrost/Prep Plan for December 25 - December 31

  • Tuesday, December 20
    • Defrost Chicken for Oven Fried Southern Hot Honey Popcorn Chicken

  • Wednesday, December 21
    • Make Stuffed Pepper Casserole

  • Thursday, December 22
    • Make Oven Fried Southern Hot Honey Popcorn Chicken 
    • Make Vinegar Coleslaw
    • Defrost Pizza Dough

  • Friday, December 23
    • Make Margherita Pizza

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

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