Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 22/14 Christmas Week!

Menu Plan Monday for the week of December 22/14

Hi friends, it’s finally here.  The week of Christmas!  I hope you all have a wonderful week with your loved ones and of course lots of delicious food.  This week’s menu plan took me quite awhile to put together and as a result I have many links to share with you.  Maybe it will help some of you still looking for a few recipes to round out your meals. Enjoy!!

Recipe Highlight:

Oh my, last week was a delicious one.  I fell in love with this recipe for Crispy Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs.  So so good!!  Like really really good!!  And easy too.  I originally bought my cast iron pan to make these Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies and now I love it so much I use it all the time including for this recipe.  You’ve got to try it!

Crispy Pan Fried Chicken Thighs

Also be sure to check out Melanie’s latest post here where she shared an easy holiday appetizer recipe for Mini Cheese and Onion Pastries.

mini cheese and onion pastries

Menu Planning Resources:

Looking for a new breakfast recipe for Christmas morning?  Here are a few options for you:

25 Christmas Breakfast Recipes

25 Christmas Breakfast recipes

I did a fun hot cocoa bar this past weekend and it turned out great with so many different combinations of fixings to add.  Something for everyone!

Hot Cocoa Bar

So I found this great round-up online of 25 Hot Cocoa Recipes that I thought might inspire some of you to do the same.

Hot Cocoa Recipes

Enjoy all the deliciousness 🙂  Merry Christmas everyone!!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Ham and Cheese Quesadillas (for me Lemon Dill Salmon)

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork with rice and broccoli

Wednesday:  Quick dinner before church at 5:30 ~ Rudolph Cinnamon Rolls.  Snacks after church include Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball, Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs, Mini Cherry Cheesecakes, Caramel Popcorn, Veggies with Vegetable Dill Dip

Thursday:  Christmas!  Garlic Rosemary Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Paleo Spiced Sweet Potato Mash, Mushroom and Asparagus side and Candy Cane Cheesecake for my family for dessert and Baked Cinnamon Apples for me 🙂

Friday:  Homemade Turkey Soup

Saturday:  One-Pot Turkey Alfredo Penne

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own)


Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.

More family favorite recipes here.

Don’t forget to join the growing Menu Plan Monday Facebook Page!!

My favorite menu planning resource:

  Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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5 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 22/14 Christmas Week!

  1. 1
    Miz Helen says

    Hi Laura,
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thank you so much for the weekly parties!
    Miz Helen

  2. 2
    Janet says

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. 3
    Emily @Random Recycling says

    I love the idea of a hot chocolate bar! I’m hosting Christmas and I think this would be a win for both the kids and grownups coming to the party. Merry Christmas to you!

  4. 4
    Keri says

    Merry Christmas!

  5. 5
    Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says

    Your Christmas menu looks delicious! I am getting hungry! Thanks for hosting this week. I am hoping I get through the menu plan this week. One of my kids has a stomach virus so crossing fingers it stops with him. Because of the drugs I am on for RA, I have a suppressed immune system so I will be lucky if I don’t get it!


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