Our menu this week is not all that exciting, as I'll be doing lots of eating out and easy meals while my Mother-In-Law pays her annual visit! So, I thought I'd share some favorite things I'll be making, or that I WANT to make.
After our successful trip to see Santa yesterday, I put together a batch of Cranberry Bliss holiday bark for gifts (working on my to-do list) while sipping on a new whiskey recipe and DAMN. You've got to try a Bourbon Bomber, STAT. Apple cider is not usually my jam, so I was skeptical. I went all out with the fresh grated ginger, etc. and it was so tasty I had two more after dinner. Kinda feeling it today, but they were worth it. Next recipe I'll test for holiday cocktail-ing: Cranberry Ginger Whiskey Smash. YES.
As I mentioned above, I'm baking up bark (some with white chocolate/orange/cranberry/walnut and some with dark chocolate/sea salt/cranberry/walnut) and our favorite cranberry bread. Next week, I'm going to get the Linzer Muffins going and maybe try this Oatmeal Coffee Cake for something with a little nutritional value for breakfasts.
I'm debating whether to go for Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas morning, since I had a bad couple of years working with yeast. However, I was successful in making homemade crescent rolls for Thanksgiving this year and feel like I have my mojo back... Either way, I think I'll make this easy (and DELICIOUS) Overnight Monkey Bread to have on hand just in case.
- Monday - Pizza
- Tuesday - out with friends!
- Wednesday - Greek Turkey Meatball Salad (a favorite from The Perfect Pantry)
- Thursday - out for holiday fun with Grandma!
- Friday - Spaghetti with Ground Turkey (same as our Saturday Night pasta, but we sub out sausage for the turkey)
- Saturday - date night!
- Sunday - Alpine Chicken Casserole (this Cooks.com recipe is the same as our old family recipe)
As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie, Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers - be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!