I hope you’ve had a nice Thanksgiving weekend! Ours was quiet, but that wasn’t a bad thing. 🙂 Of course, we ate too much pie and stuffing, but it was soooooo good. We also put our Christmas tree up, did a little Christmas shopping, and had some family time with our newly married son and his bride. So it was a perfect holiday to me!
Now I need to get serious about Christmas cards and gift wrapping! If you need a simple way to keep track of your Christmas list, I have a printable to help. Just click on it for the full size version.
I love giving and picking out nice things for others,
so I’ve also put together a page of Christmas gift ideas,
if you’re in need of some inspiration for you or your loved ones.
Now for a few delicious dinner recipes for this week:
Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes from Home Cooking Memories
My hubby picked up 20 POUNDS of potatoes the day before Thanksgiving, for me to make mashed potatoes for 4, so I have about 15 pounds of potatoes left! This looks like a delicious way to use some of them up!
Quiche with a Hashbrown Crust
Grocery list: Hash-browns, butter, eggs, half-n-half, onion, bacon and Cheddar cheese
If I shred my own hashbrowns, I can use up some more of my leftover potatoes! 🙂
Bolognese Sauce with Pasta from A Dish of Daily Life
Baked Eggs and Ham
Grocery list: Eggs, bread, milk, Cheddar cheese, ham and onion
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Grocery list: Pie crust, chicken, cream of chicken soup, veg-all and sour cream
This is hands down the soup I make most often, which everyone loves, AND it’s an absolute cinch to make! If you use canned chicken breast, you can keep all the canned ingredients on hand in your pantry!
Chicken, Black Bean & Salsa Soup
Grocery list: Chicken, black beans, salsa, chicken broth, corn and rice
My dessert choice for the week are these super easy Reese’s Puffs Peanut Butter Balls.
These start with a kid’s favorite cereal, so they’re super easy and family pleasing!
Here’s some extra help for you with meal planning and grocery shopping:
These are my free printables that I use often, and you are free to use as well:
They work great on a clipboard!
Click on the links below for breakfast and lunch inspiration:
Or for TONS more dinner ideas, go to my menu bar and hover over “Recipes” to find specific categories that your family likes!
Hope you have a great week! 🙂