Pinning and Planning Our Christmas Dinner Menu – Week of December 21

I cannot believe Christmas is nearly here! I know I keep asking it, but seriously where did the year go? The year seemed to fly by. It felt like only yesterday that I shared My Summer To Do List.

Allan and I still have so much to do to prepare for our Christmas Extravaganza. Thankfully, the shopping is finished and the menu is planned, but our entire house needs a thorough cleaning and all the presents still need to be wrapped. Allan and I have some long nights ahead of us to get it all done while still entertaining the kids.

We also haven’t taken our photos for our Christmas cards yet. Hopefully, we can squeeze them in before Christmas. If not, I guess they will be New Year cards. Or maybe I can throw together some random snapshots of my kids into Christmas card collage. I’m honestly not going to stress about photos, because it seems we receive less and less Christmas cards every year.

Is Facebook the reason for that? Is Facebook, emails and social media stripping away the Christmas card tradition?

Every year, Allan and I plan a Christmas Tea for our kids. It’s our little Christmas tradition and our kids adore the fancy family time we spend nibbling on little sandwiches. We dress up, snack on finger foods and sip gingerbread tea. Since our Christmas Tea is typically a vegetarian menu, it works well to plan it for Meatless Monday.

Below is our dinner menu for the week as well as our multiple Christmas dinner menus and our Boxing Day Breakfast, which is another of our Run DMT family traditions.  For that, Iron Chef Allan will prepare a huge cooked English breakfast, a traditional, “sweaty” breakfast (as he calls it) while the kids and I box up items to donate to charity. He can read more about our Boxing Day tradition here. Christmas Eve will be an usual Italian feast and Christmas Day will be a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey and lamb.

Like I said, at least the Christmas menus and the dinner menu for the week are planned which is one less thing to worry about.

Sunday – Pizza

Meatless Monday  – A Christmas Tea

Tuesday – Publix Subs

Wednesday – Christmas Eve

Thursday – Christmas Day

Christmas Breakfast

  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cappuccino
  • Mimosas

Christmas Dinner

Friday – Boxing Day:British Breaksfast

  • Mimosas
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Sautéed Tomatoes
  • Sautéed Mushrooms
  • Grilled Bread
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Baked Beans
  • Sausage and Bacon
  • Pancakes

DinnerDay-After Turkey Soup

Saturday – Leftovers

 Pinning and Planning Dinner MenuWhat’s on your Christmas dinner menu? What recipes are you pinning and planning?

Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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5 comments

  1. Stacey says:

    I’m always impressed with your organizational skills. Seriously! Also impressed with the “no stress” concept this time of year :) Hope you all have a wonderful week & very Merry Christmas

  2. jill conyers says:

    I don’t say this often but OMG! Your menu is making my stomach growl. Everything sounds delicious.

    I vowed this year to have a stress free holiday season by keeping it simple. I’m happy to say it’s working out wonderfully!

    The happiest of holidays to you Denise :)

  3. Kate says:

    Ugh, I keep asking where this year went too! It does not seem like it should be late December already, surly I still have a month or two?! haha Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Mary/Kyooty says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I am not sending carsd this year because it’s 85c just in Canada! to send cards. I can afford gifts but not gifts and cards! I may hand deliver some. I did send one to my cousin who is posted outside the continent.

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