Monday, December 20, 2010

Meal Plan for Christmas Week

A day late and a (few) dollars short.  This meal plan is not cheap, but then again, it's the holidays, and what is?

I think it is just going to be the three of us for Christmas Eve and Christmas I am keeping it relatively simple and there is absolutely nothing traditional about it.

Meal #1 (Anniversary Dinner as requested by Mr. Bean)Green Chicken Enchiladas with Corn Salad (For the enchiladas, I omit the lime and chili powder and use 2 jars of salsa, I also swap out queso fresco for pepperjack cheese - these are absolutely THE best)

Meal #2:  Blackened Salmon with Apple, Walnut, and Goat Cheese Salad

Meal #3:  Tuna Melts with Artichoke Hearts and Parmesan

Christmas EveCrab and Corn Chowder with Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

Christmas BrunchPanettone French Toast and Crab Quiche (Be sure to soak panettone in egg mixture for 1 minute per side - not 10 seconds like the recipe says - to really get that creamy texture in the middle)

Christmas DinnerChicken and Squash Lasagna with Salad and Chocolate Mousse

And just in case anyone is curious, here is my baking list (still a work in progress):

Christmas Toffee Bars
Oreo Truffles (sooo easy and insanely delicious!)
Citrus Sugar Cookies

I also made Pumpkin Spice Truffles, but I really don't like them and I also made Fruit Jellies but I didn't care for those either.  I think it's better to just stick with the classics.

What are your holiday cooking/baking traditions?  I would love to hear!

1 comment:

  1. Christmas Eve Dinner is always at my house - pork roast, corn casserole, green bean casserole, chunky applesauce, mashed potatoes and gravy. This year I am adding Cranberry Cheesecake for dessert. We also make Nutmeg Log cookies every Christmas, and this year I added White Chocolate Peppermint No-Bakes, Cereal Candy and Russian Tea Cakes to our baking list. Christmas Day dinner is always at my mom's and this year she is making Ham.