Meal updates from last week:
All meals from last week were a hit! As always, the kids loved the shake and bake chicken, and very surprisingly they LOVED the loaded baked potato soup. My daughter ended up eating two bowls! We really liked the taco rice skillet, I used brown rice instead of the cauliflower rice as my kids don’t really enjoy it. If you haven’t made the Thai noodles then you must! It is a simple recipe that comes together in 30 minutes, I stopped using protein in my recipe and now only use veggies.
This week is all about Christmas, and all of the preparation that needs to get done before dinner on the 25. This week I will be sharing my entire Christmas dinner menu as well as what we will be eating for breakfast on Christmas morning. We are hosting 22 for dinner, it will busy but well worth it. My 23 pound turkey is already thawing in the fridge as it is such a large bird. I have asked everyone that is joining us for dinner to contribute to the meal as I cannot do this one alone.
Land of nod cinnamon buns
Fresh fruit with yogurt
Pate with mixed crackers
Baked brie with cranberries and pecans
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes and cauliflower
Sausage and herb stuffing
Brussels sprouts with pancetta
Green salad with tarragon and mint
Buns and homemade cranberry sauce
Gingerbread spice cake with cream cheese frosting
Cookie platter: cranberry almond shortbread, gingersnap sandwich cookies, snickerdoodle kiss cookies and double chocolate peppermint cookies.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy 2020!