Happy Monday to you all! Christmas is coming, and these weeks are always busy — with cooking and baking as well as with special Christmas programs. This week is the Nutcracker and a stage production of “Oliver,” as well as a piano recital/party. Busy, but really fun things.
The other night, I saw a posting on facebook: what do you do on nights when you just don’t have it in you to cook dinner? I had to laugh. I replied, cook anyway. Seriously — we all have many excuses on why we can’t do this or that, but much of the time, a bit of planning can get us over the hump to where we can do some menu planning — or pay the bills — exercise — study — whatever. In the end, we’ll save money, be healthier, and ultimately, be glad we made ourselves do it.
Here is what dinners will involve:
Monday: Beef Stroganoff
Tuesday: Oven Roasted Chicken and Veggies — easy and smells/tastes great!
Cut up a couple of chicken breasts, a couple of carrots, a couple of potatoes – put in a roasting pan, then top with 1/3 c. olive oil and a packet (actually I use 1/2 packet) of dry onion soup mix. Bake 45 minutes at 450.
Wednesday: frozen pizza — way too many piano lessons and child pick-ups/drop-offs to do more
Thursday: Lasagna Soup
Friday: Southwest Turkey Meatloaf — my youngest daughter requested this for her birthday and really enjoyed it.
Saturday morning I’ll be making cookies and candy for the Christmas piano recital and party. Have a good week of cooking, everyone!