Meal Planning: Special Christmas Vacation Edition

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Friday was the last day of school for the next two weeks and my whole family is sighing with relief. It is so nice to have one fewer plate to spin, even for a little while. I love our little school, but we’re all ready for a rest. Except for moving week, we’ve been going pretty steady since August.

Since most of my shopping is all tied up, I’m hoping to spend my school hours getting those organizing projects done. “My garage” is not quite as organized as it could be. So, I desperately need to tackle it. And since my brother moved out a few weeks ago, we gained another room which will be transformed into a Playroom.

Besides a little housework, I’m hoping we can rest, eat cookies, play games, and enjoy the days. We’ve got Christmas this week which is super cause for celebration. And the fun doesn’t stop there as we have friends from Kansas coming for a San Diego vacation next week and into the New Year.

In the meantime, I don’t want to be busy in the kitchen — unless it involves sugar, butter, and flour. So, I’m relying on my freezer meals and some easy Holiday Dishes to feed us this week.

Taco Bake (to use up some leftovers), Green Salad
Pasta and Red Sauce, Salad, Cornbread
Christmas Eve: Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Buche de Noel
Christmas Day: Grilled Shrimp, Rice Pilaf, Salad, Cheesy Biscuits, Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
Macaroni and Cheese, Steamed Veggies, Green Salad

What are you cooking up this week?

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. It is so fun to see how different people's Christmas meals and traditions are! Thanksgiving tends to be relatively uniform but at Christmas, it seems that anything goes! 🙂

    Enjoy your week and Merry Christmas!


  2. Heather says

    Beef Carnitas (trying for freezer grp)
    Grill Chz/Tom Soup- Kid favorite
    Taquitos (leftover shredded beef)
    Christ Eve: Sticky Chicky-frz meal
    Christ Day: Lasagna
    Saturday: Meal with Family-Ham etc


  3. Rona's Home Page says

    You have a delicious menu planned!
    I'm so glad that my husband isn't working on Christmas Eve and Christmas. He really needs the days off.
    Here's wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

  4. Rita T. says

    Interesting Christmas Day menu. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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