What’s for Dinner? Week of December 1, 2013


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! My husband and I were traveling like crazy to see family, but it was so worth it. Our Thanksgiving was full of food, family, wine and catch phrase. It was a blast. We even took time this weekend to cut down our Christmas tree and start to decorate for the holidays. Christmas is so close so I feel like there is a time crunch, but we always keep our decorations up for a little bit after Christmas (does anyone else do this?) so I figured if we get a late start it’s not so bad. This is one of my favorite times of year. I can’t wait to finish decorating, bake cookies, wrap presents and, of course, cook for my family. I have lots of ideas of meals and appetizers, so stay tuned over the next few weeks to get ideas for your own family holiday meal.

But I’m back and ready to post a dinner menu for the week.  If you notice, there is no night for leftovers.  I will try to avoid this night now as my husband is starting to take lunch to work.  He loves leftovers, so they get all used up for his lunches.  But no big deal, just gives a chance to post another delicious recipe.  The last 3 recipes (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) all come from my blog.  The salad with a tangy poppy seed dressing, the garlicky roast pork and broccoli rabe sandwiches, and the chicken marsala all come from previous posts on this very site.  All delicious, too, by the way 🙂  The white chicken chili comes from Cooking Classy (link below) and it was delicious.  It was creamy and filling and there was plenty to take for lunch the next day.  We even froze some to use for a future dinner.  The chicken and broccoli noodle casserole comes from Skinny Taste (link also below) and is a recipe I have made a few times already.  It is low in fat and calories and is a perfect meal; leftovers are even better the next day.  So take a peek at the recipes, write down your ingredients and make that one stop shop for the week.  Save time, save money and enjoy delicious dinners for the week.  Make the first bite count!


MondayWhite Chicken Chili   (Cooking Classy)

TuesdayChicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole   (Skinny Taste)

WednesdaySweet and Tangy Chicken Salads   (Make the First Bite Count)

ThursdayRoast Pork and Broccoli Rabe Sandwiches   (Make the First Bite Count)

FridayChicken Marsala with pasta | Roasted Parmesan Broccoli   (Make the First Bite Count)


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