Pinning and Planning – December 16

With Christmas only 10 days away and one more week of school left full of holiday children’s parties and playdates, I was already feeling a little overwhelmed.  Then, the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary unfolded and everything seemed so trivial.

Though I’m finding it difficult to focus, I need to be here for my family.  I need to keep on running, planning dinners and play dates to keep things as normal as possible for my family.  I need to keep the magic and joy in Christmas.  And each of us needs to hug our babies a little tighter.

S – Leeky, Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Stoup

M – Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon and Capers on a bed of couscous

T – Anniversary Dinner

W – Cumin Lime Zucchini Quesadillas

Th – Chicken Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Ravioli (BOGO this week at Publix)

F – Pizza

What things are you cooking up this week?  Link up and share the delicious dishes you are pinning and planning to serve this week.

Plan your menu for the week and if you have some favorite food pins, add those too. Then, link up and share your post. If you’re not on Pinterest, send me an email and I’ll send you an invite.

Denise Mestanza-Taylor+


  1. Sue says:

    Hmm, I shouldn’t read your menu before I’ve begun cooking my dinner…I want to just call in my order, it sounds delicious.:-)
    As a teacher, I am dreading Monday. I work with kindergarten students and I know I will put on a brave face and reassure them, but to be honest, I feel so vulnerable and scared too. Who is there for me?

  2. Kim @ This Belle Rocks says:

    I said pretty much the same over at my blog yesterday. It was such a senseless tragedy, but it’s definitely best for children to keep things as normal as possible. I still can’t wrap my head around it.

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