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 Day...so 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 Eve: Crab and Corn Chowder with Cheddar-Chive Biscuits
Christmas Brunch: Panettone 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 Dinner: Chicken 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!