This week, we have another round of weekly meal plan recommendations, with easy, low-stress meals your whole family will enjoy. We do realize it’s Christmas this weeks, and that can throw your whole plan into chaos. However, the kids still need to eat on the other days of this week. And these five recipes will get you through easily and deliciously.
So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up on ingredients before the weekend’s over to make your weeknights that much easier.
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Hopefully you’re surrounded by your family and loved ones for Christmas, and nothing says home-cooked comfort food to me quite like a pot pie. These individual Veggie Pot Pies with puff pastry crusts (yum!) at Choosing Chia look easy enough to make ahead of time, then just pop them in the oven when we’re ready to sit down to dinner.
If you’re over turkey for now, then this Roasted Beef Tenderloin with mushrooms and white wine sauce at Halfbaked Harvest is a luxurious meal for Christmas dinner that isn’t too much work. Plus, you can have amazing roast beef sandwiches, soups, enchiladas, and other meals all week long.
If you went with traditional Christmas food, then use up some of your leftover turkey and sweet potatoes in this Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Turkey Enchiladas recipe at Simple and Sweet Food. I love doing enchiladas for dinner, because you can prep it ahead of time and forget about it until you’re ready to eat.
It’s Christmas week, and you don’t want to spend time washing multiple pans and mixing bowls, so this one-pot Skillet Cranberry Chicken and Veggies dinner at Garden in the Kitchen is perfect. Chicken is as kid-friendly as it comes, with all the veggies cooked right in the same dish. Easy, peasy!
You’ll probably be craving some casual comfort food by the end of the week, and we’re looking at these Quick and Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger at Salt Pepper Skillet. Because OMG, they look so good. Of course, the kids will probably pass on the sautéed onions. But that’s more for you.
Exciting news, for those of you meal-plan regulars! We’ve decided to add a dessert recipe each week too. Because, the sugar craving is real. For Christmas week, these individual Cranberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes at The Endless Meal are so festive. That said, if making individual portions is too much work you can always just use one large springform cheesecake pan too.