Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 17/18 Weekly Dinner Inspiration

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Menu Plan Monday for the week of Dec 17/18 - weekly dinner inspiration to help you get dinner on the table each night with less stress and chaos at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Hi friends! Ready or not Christmas is almost here. This week is by far the most important week to have a menu plan. Do your future self a favor by writing down some simple meals for this week so you have one less thing to think about.

I’m going to share my Christmas menu plan with you this week as I will not be posting next week. So there will be no Menu Plan Monday on Dec 24th but we will resume Dec 31st. I’ve got my middle son coming home from school this week but unfortunately my daughter couldn’t make it until Dec 26th as she is flying in from Korea. Even though she won’t be here on Christmas day, I’m just so thankful I still get to see her 🙂


So two things I want to share with you this week. First is my annual Merry Christmas Basket of Fun Giveaway. If you missed that giveaway, it’s not too late to enter. You can find it right HERE. Look at all these awesome gifts included.

Big Batch Holiday Party Punch:

A reader reminded me of this Big Batch Holiday Party Punch recipe I posted way back in 2012. I haven’t had a chance to make it yet this year. If you’ve got one of these big drink dispensers I worked out all the complicated math for you to fill it up with this delicious recipe. Enjoy!

I hope you all have a terrific Christmas. Here’s what we’ll be eating this week and of course our Christmas menu.

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday: Blackened Chicken and Avocado Salad

Tuesday: Dairy Free Potato Soup

Wednesday: Bunless Burgers

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Pizza Party Friday Night with 5 minute homemade pizza dough and for me Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Saturday: Slow Cooker Honey Pork Chops and Apples

Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)

Christmas Eve Appetizer Party:

Fruit tray
Shrimp ring
Homemade Salsa and Chips
Charcuterie Board (meat, cheese, olives)
Caramel Crunch Popcorn
Butter Tarts
Hot Pizza Dip
Big Batch Holiday Party Punch

Christmas Dinner:

Garlic Rosemary Chicken
Slow Cooker Stuffing
Paleo Stuffing (I’ll make this one the day before)
Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Mushrooms
Paleo Dinner Rolls
Gluten Free Apple Crisp
Gluten, Dairy and Egg-Free Chocolate Cupcakes for my son

Have a wonderful week everyone!!


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One Response to Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 17/18 Weekly Dinner Inspiration

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    Miz Helen says

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


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