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What's on your Christmas menu and weekly meal plan?

Posted December 23, 2013



Share your Christmas menu, meals for Monday night and your weekly meal plan here!

Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas.

What's on your menu tonight, all week and for Christmas?




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  • Coupon Nana Dec 24, 2013


    Thanks for continuing to stay in touch sharing all the way from Tennessee!

    You are, as always, amazing!

    You should create a cookbook!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family especially the wee ones and the little one on the way!!!

  • jesussavesall Dec 24, 2013

    Christmas Dinner is ham, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, carrots, deviled eggs and fruit salad. Dessert is pie - chocolate and coconut cream. Can't wait!

  • heelsrule Dec 23, 2013

    Prime Rib, Sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, green beans, yeast rolls, jello salad, banana pudding and pecan pie. My mom makes the banana pudding from scratch,real custard and meringue topping.

  • jdouglas13 Dec 23, 2013

    Everyone's menus sound wonderful! My mouth is watering.

    Nanny113, scoutmom, and watchhillgirl, thanks for the tips and help with the Yorkshire pudding and cannolis.

    We are going to have some kind of beef roast (haven't bought it yet, so I need to see what HT has left), mashed potatoes, asparagus. Maybe a shrimp cocktail to start, and a double chocolate mousse cake for dessert.

    Tonight is stuffed peppers that I'm really not in the mood for now.

  • twinredheads Dec 23, 2013

    Brown sugar glazed ham, asparagus, green beans, rolls, mashed potatoes and warm apple/cranberry salad. Dessert will be at the neighbor's home and my contributions will be pumpkin and French Apple pies.

  • watchhillgirl Dec 23, 2013

    Key to good yorkshire pudding- make the mixture early in the morning with fresh eggs. Put it in a container (mason jar is what I use) in the fridge till ready to use. Add drippings from the roast in little aluminum cup cake tins (I like to use those, so there is little mess and every one gets their own or as many as they like). My kids can't get enough of it!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Dec 23, 2013

    Nakabi- thanks! Sounds like a perfect combo- fresh and flavor! And at some point if you have time, I'd sure love to hear how that chicken stew is made that you mentioned a few days back! :-)

  • scoutmomof2 Dec 23, 2013

    watchhillgirl, I have a friend who does Italian each year (lasagna for Christmas and 7 fishes for Christmas eve).

  • scoutmomof2 Dec 23, 2013

    jdouglas, I get my canoli shells and filling at Capri Flavors in Cary. It is the best and since the filling is in a piping bag you can make a few and not pipe them all at once.

    I will be doing a basic repeat of Thanksgiving, turkey breast and prime rib (HT had a nice boneless strip on sale this week just like at Thanksgiving and the turkey breast is on sale at Target again). We will be doing gravy, stuffing, asparagus, mashed potatoes and probably peas along with rolls. I haven't decided on pies yet as we still have cookies and I made more pralines and some fudge last night (I found really good microwave recipes for the pralines and fudge on allrecipes that took no time at all).

  • Nanny113 Dec 23, 2013

    jdouglas13: I couldn't tell you on the yorkshire pudding. This is the first time I am going to make it and I have a double-oven so that will make things very easy for me. I did see in my recipe where I could make the dough the day before and then just to the baking the day of. One suggestion is that you cook it while you are letting your roast rest which is likely what I will do.