19 December 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Dec 20th

It's here! Christmas week!

I've got very simple meals planned for us on the non-big-holiday-dinner days. That way I can have more time to finish wrapping gifts, make gingerbread houses, bake Christmas cookies...you know.

Ironically, I did choose a couple of new recipes* to try for those simple dinners~trying to work with what's in the pantry and freezer.

I'm looking forward to the big holiday dinners! This year my family is having something different on Christmas Eve: tamales! We all love them and there are some great authentic places to get them here~I've heard making them is quite the labor of love and I'm just not ready to go there yet. I'll be making Chicken Enchilada Soup to go with them and Vince is going to whip up his awesome guacamole and pico de gallo. Yum!

My mom, sister and I have a yummy Christmas dinner planned, too, but that's a post of it's own.

We've got a couple of day trips this week for family dinners, so no cooking on those days.

Monday: {in Tulsa to celebrate with Vince's mom}
Tuesday: Turkey & Corn Chowder*
Wednesday: Baked Salmon, Baked Potatoes with Mixed Veggies
Thursday: Boston Baked Beans*(in the slow cooker)
Friday: {Christmas Eve} Chicken Enchilada Soup, Tamales, Chips & Dips
Saturday: {Christmas Day} menu to follow
Sunday: {in Oklahoma City to celebrate with Vince's extended family}

What have you got cooking this week? Are you ready for the holiday meals?

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

1 comment:

Rona's Home Page said...

My husband has fond memories of his mother and aunts making large batches of tamales for Christmas. You're right about them being labor intensive.
When we lived in San Diego we used to buy them from the Tamale Lady. Her tamales were amazing.
Have a terrific Christmas!
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