Can it really be Christmas week?! I still have quite a bit to do but it will get done – it always does. Our menu this week doesn’t have much cooking until the end of the week. I did cook a nice turkey dinner for the two of us Saturday night. I put a turkey breast in the crockpot (super easy!) and made mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, broccoli, salad and biscuits. It was a lot of food for two people but the leftovers are quite nice.
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David and I are going to do some shopping for the kids’ stockings and then go out to dinner.
David will be out of town. I cooked a turkey breast over the weekend so I’ll have enough for leftovers for my dinner.
I don’t think David will be back in time for dinner and I have choir rehearsal. I’ll just fix something simple for my dinner.
We have a little tradition of picking up Chinese food for dinner and watching “A Christmas Story”. We’ve just about run out of time so this is the night!
- lasagna roll-ups
- garlic bread
We aren’t entirely certain what our plans are. My extended family has a big potluck at noon but I don’t know yet if/when our son’s girlfriend will be with us this weekend. We do have a little tradition for a late night supper after our church candlelight service. David and I come home, grill hot dogs (or I cook them in the cast iron skillet if it’s just too unbearably cold), and enjoy a simple meal while watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. We then fill the stockings and go to bed, hopefully with enough time to get a few hours of sleep before the kids show up Christmas morning.
Our family tradition is to have our adult children here in the morning for homemade waffles, mimosas and gift opening. I then usually cook something early afternoon. Sometimes it’s just David and myself. Sometimes my parents come over. Since my mom had a mild stroke last month she hasn’t been getting out much so I don’t know what their plans will be. I’m just keeping it simple and flexible.
- prime rib (if I can get one) or a nice roast
- baked potatoes
- some type of dessert
What’s on your menu this week? Do you have a traditional holiday meal? I’d love to hear about it or any other holiday traditions you have. Leave me a comment!
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