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This is it, friends. Our last weekly meal plan post before Christmas! This week, we have a nice mix of easy meals and show-stoppers, so if whether you’re still looking for a delicious holiday dinner option or just an easy smackerel after a busy day of opening presents, we’ve got you covered.
We know you’ll find something to love here, y’all. From the Dinner Divas to you, we wish you the very happiest and safest of holidays. Merry Christmas.
Skillet Lasagna from Comfortably Domestic. Remember those easy meals I was telling you about? It doesn’t get much easier–or delicious–than skillet lasagna. All the flavor without all the layering. Easy and a meal the whole family will love!
Easy Sloppy Joes from me. Brown ground beef, add tangy deliciousness and simmer, and then serve on buns. Dinner in about 25 minutes, and it makes 8 sandwiches, too!
Mediterranean Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin from The Speckled Palate. Here is one of those show-stoppers, you guys. If you can’t enjoy a beautiful roast at the holidays, when can you? Tenderloin slathered in lemon, olive oil and a profusion of herbs brings brightness and richness to your holiday table. And like most meat, it generally takes care of itself as long as you pay attention to the temperature, you’re golden. Low stress and high impact. Nice!
Homemade Veggie Pot Pies from My Imperfect Kitchen. You can tuck any combination of meats and vegetables under the flaky crust of a pot pie. The magic is in the sauce, and Sara has you covered with her gorgeous veloute sauce for pot pies. Yes please!
Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs from Pook’s Pantry. Another soul-satisfying show stopper from Cheryl, you guys. The beauty of a braise is that it is almost completely hands-off. The magic of low, moist heat and time is powerful. Just look at that amazing tender meat! Meals like this are perfect pretty much any time. And that rutabaga puree makes a lovely, sweet-earthy base for the mellow meat. Gorgeous.
Gingerbread Cake from Pook’s Pantry. Gorgeous. Make this to have with tea or coffee or even for dessert. Quick and easy to make, a couple of squares of this cake wrapped up on a little plate would also make a lovely gift.
Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies from Comfortably Domestic. I love the simplicity of the decoration on these cookies. And they’re gingerbread and Kirsten made them, so you know they’re good. Santa might never leave if you put these out for him!
Enjoy our menu plan–the second to the last in 2018!
What will you make? What recipes sound good to you?
Please let me know, and I’ll share with the rest of the Dinner Divas!
Thank you for spending time with us and letting us inspire you and hopefully make dinner planning a bit easier for you.
Take care, and have a lovely day.