Welcome to The Essential Meal Planning Christmas Run-down
Can you believe that there are three weeks to Christmas? So Meal Planning Christmas Run-down is now under way at Snapshots and Snippets.
Meal Planning might be the last thing you want to do around the holidays. Sure holidays are busy , Christmas is crazy I can’t plan I hear you cry.
Trust me Christmas and the Holidays are less crazy if you have some meals organized. So along with my weekly meal plan I will be sharing with you ideas for the holidays that you can use to make your Christmas week Meal Plan.
Wednesday the 4th is National Cookie Day and so below are some Festive cookie recipes. These are perfect for sharing with friends , wrapping and gifting to teachers or the local fire station ( a girl I know did this recently, I think it is a great idea)
But First this week’s Meal Planning Menu
Tonight we will be having these amazing Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs from Echo over at Mad Mommy. I am a huge fan of Echo and she kindly let me use her awesome recipe.
The great thing about this Tummy warming stew is can be meat or vegetarian and it still tastes as good either way ! And I love throwing it in the slow-cooker if I have a busy day at work – timer plugs are your best friend !!
Yes! it is Pizza Night, I think every week should have an easy meal and this is mine. I love that you can change the topping and make it as easy or as complicated as you like – want a stuffable crust Pizza Recipe I have one !
There is a special offer in our new Local SuperMarket Lidl for Pork this week and I will be picking up some and making these Glazed Pork chops
On Friday if you fancy fish, try these amazing Creamy Cod and Leek Pies. They are a great way to get the family to eat fish and so good.
On Saturday my slow-cooker is my savior. As I now do Parkrun in the Morning. It means I can go out with my family and return to a hot meal. You can even put this Slowcooker Chilli in on Friday and heat it up on Saturday.
Not sure why I called them Muffins in my menu, these are definitely Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies and they are good too
The Essential Meal Planning Christmas – Cookies
Clockwise from top left – Triple chocolate cookies not your average chocolate cookie. Next, my Gingerbread and Orange tree – recipe is due in my next newsletter ( yes I am a tease!!) . Star chocolate cookies they even come with instructions to make the cookie tin ! And last but never least my Snowman/ Snow Lady cookies .
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