Menu Plan Monday ~ December 19/16 Christmas Edition!

Christmas Menu Plan Monday for the week of Dec 19/16 - recipes and menu planning inspiration for a stress and chaos free week at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Hi friends! Welcome to the Christmas edition of Menu Plan Monday. It’s finally here, the week before Christmas countdown! I’m super excited because my daughter comes home on Thursday, just three more sleeps for me, yay!

We also host a big Christmas Eve party each year after the Christmas Eve service at our church. It’s always a great time but I’ve got to be on the ball with all the food preparations. So to do that I need to be super organized and my holiday menu planner is a huge help. It’s free to print if you want to use it as well. You can find it HERE. It has a spot for me to keep track of what I’m cooking each day plus the preparations I need to make in advance of the big days. I like to spread it out as much as possible so I don’t end up doing everything all in one day.

Recipe Highlight:

Last week’s recipe highlight goes to the Creamy Maple Dijon Chicken with Bacon dish. Oh my, it sure was good!! Yum, yum.

Menu Plan Announcement:

Due to the Christmas holidays, there will be no Menu Plan Monday next week. I’ll still menu plan of course because I don’t know how to do life without it but I just won’t be posting. I’m going to try and stay off the computer as much as possible so I can enjoy time with the family.

I hope you all have a wonderfully organized and delicious Christmas :)

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday: BLT Avocado Lettuce Wraps

Tuesday: Friends Potluck Lunch Party ~ I’ll be bringing Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad and for dinner hamburgers and raw veggies

Wednesday: Leftover buffet

Thursday: My daughter’s home! Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce over pasta (on spaghetti squash for me).

Friday: Pizza Party Friday Night with 5 minute homemade pizza dough and for me Salmon Cobb Salad

Saturday: Christmas Eve Party! Serving:

Chicken Wings
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Meatballs
Veggie Tray
Sausage/Cheese/Cracker Plate
Paleo Cookie Crumb Cranberry Bars
Butter Tarts
Hot Pizza Dip
Shrimp Ring with Homemade Cocktail Sauce
Big Batch Holiday Party Punch

Sunday: Merry Christmas! Dinner includes:

Garlic Rosemary Turkey
Slow Cooker Stuffing
Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Mushrooms
Bread Machine Golden Honey Pan Rolls
Paleo Dinner Rolls
Fluffy Cherry Cheesecake
Gluten, Dairy and Egg-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Paleo Almond Bake Donuts (for me!)

Merry Christmas!!

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My favorite menu planning resource:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat


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6 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ December 19/16 Christmas Edition!

  1. 1
    Miz Helen says

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and thanks so much for the parties every week!
    Miz Helen

  2. 3
    Fiona in Aberdeen UK says

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Our two eldest daughters come home tomorrow, so I know how you feel. Looking forward to reading your posts again in 2017. Thanks for the inspiration.

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