Last week's meal plan went totally off the rails after my nasty cold turned into something more sinister and I ended up on antibiotics with no appetite. I'm happy to report that food is once again my friend and I plan to happily munch my way through the holidays.
12/23/15: It's my father-in-law's birthday so I made slow-cooker roast beef with carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, and lots of garlic. Served with roasted acorn squash, steamed broccoli, and fresh baguette with butter.
12/24/15: Years ago Shawn and I adopted the tradition of bbqing burgers on Christmas Eve and it's one of my favourite holiday meals. We go a bit overboard with the toppings (the good bacon! fancy cheese! caramelized onions!) and enjoy a low key dinner before the chaos of Christmas hits.
12/25/15: Breakfast will be roast beef hash using leftovers from my FIL's birthday dinner and cinnamon French toast (unless I decide to make cinnamon rolls tomorrow. The jury's still out.) We are hosting Christmas afternoon/evening at our house with no real plans for a giant Christmas dinner. Everyone is bringing appies and snacks to enjoy throughout the day and I'll make a pan of stuffed shells with bolognese to heat up if we decide we need an actual dinner.
12/26/15: It's one of my favourite people's birthdays so we will likely drop off fancy coffee at her house in the morning (and grab some for us) on the way to my parents' house. My mom is cooking so I'm looking forward to doing a whole lot of eating with zero cooking.
12/27/15: Vegetables. And more vegetables. And oranges and grapefruits and lemonade because those are the only things that actually sound appealing to me right now (I have, like, the opposite of pregnancy cravings. Everything sounds gross to me most of the time except one or two things. It is a sad place to be.)