Meal updates from last week:
I really liked all meals from last week. The soup was great, but my kids didn’t like it at all. Although they did enjoy the bread sticks. I loved the tandoori chicken and the shrimp stir fry. I made a batch of the carrot muffins and they were gone by the end of the week. I also finished my holiday baking and made the Swiss Mountain Shortbread. I took a cookie platter to my grandma’s on Sunday where we were celebrating with family. I posted a picture of the platter on my Instagram feed, it included: cherry and dark chocolate shortbread, Swiss Mountain shortbread, peppermint bark cookies and peanut butter blossoms. I also included some licorice dogs, Lindt chocolate and peppermint M&Ms. Almost the whole platter was eaten, so I would say it was a success!
This week we are slowly winding down to winter break. We will be eating at home Monday-Wednesday, Thursday we are going to friends and ordering takeout. Friday we will be eating what ever is leftover in our fridge. I can for-see an omelette with all of the veggies we have.
- Thai turkey lettuce cups from @cookinglight we ate this tonight and they were delicious. I added some steamed brown rice, peppers and snap peas. My kids ate them without the lettuce cup.
- Sheet pan shrimp fajitas from @cookinglight I will serve these with flour and corn tortillas.
- Honey mustard chicken salad with bacon and avocado from @cafedelites I have made this a couple of times and it has been a hit. As always my kids will eat all the components minus the lettuce.
As we head toward Christmas Eve and Christmas Day I have been thinking about what to contribute. We will be spending the holiday with my parents, brother, sister-in-law and niece. For Christmas Eve my sister-in-law and I will be making a large snack platter. If you are looking for any platter ideas then head to www.thebakermama.com or www.weelicious.com. On Christmas Day we will have cinnamon buns while opening gifts and then usually an egg dish is served after all the chaos has ended. We will have traditional turkey dinner that evening, and I usually make dessert. This year I haven’t really had my eye on a specific recipe, but I’m sure that I will find something in the next few days. The Dinner List 79 is a short one this week!