Christmas events begin this week for us. We are putting up the tree, attending a Christmas parade and I’m taking my daughter to a Christmas tea in the city. Fun! But also busy. From here on out, this month’s meals are likely to be simple as we make time for fun.
I cooked a belated Thanksgiving meal for the kids and my mom (Dad wasn’t feeling up to it) on Saturday so I have some leftovers to use up.
- Turkey and Noodles (using leftover turkey bones, gravy and thickened with leftover mashed potatoes)
- Brioche rolls (leftover from our Saturday dinner)
If all goes according to plan, we are going to put up the Christmas tree this evening. Our usual tradition is to then watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”. However, a local theater is showing the movie later this month and we plan to attend. Instead, we will watch “A Christmas Story”. And what better to eat with that than Chinese food, right? I don’t know yet if I’ll make it myself or buy it from a local Chinese restaurant.
We have a couple of things going on this evening, including dinner with friends.
This is the night of our town’s Christmas parade. That means we need to eat early. I think a slow cooker meal will make that easier.
- roast in slow cooker
- potatoes, carrots, onions
- steamed broccoli
- burritos made with leftover roast beef
- Mexican rice
- chips and salsa
I’m taking my daughter to the city for some Christmas shopping and a special Christmas tea at our favorite hotel, The Skirvin. There’s a benefit show that David will probably attend, at least for a bit. Looks like we’ll be on our own for dinner as our scheduled activities will overlap.
Mexican food after church and save half for dinner.
What’s cooking at YOUR house this week?
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