I’m not usually one to complain about food, but spending time in the kitchen cooking dinner is just not on my to-do list this month. Bake the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies? Yes. Dance with my kids? Absolutely. Prepare a five course dinner only to have a disaster of a kitchen to clean afterwards?
Um, not so much.
The theme of the month is easy. Or one-dish. Or freezer meal. And in some cases, it’s all of the above.
My slow cooker works hard year round and this month is no exception. Soups, beans, one dish meals, even baked potatoes are thrown into the slow cooker. It definitely does NOT hit the list of appliances you don’t need.
Enjoy this meal plan and the wonderful Christmas season!
Winter Dinner Ideas: December 2012
A note on winter dinner ideas:
- This meal plan is designed to feed a family of four for $350 a month. Prices will vary per region and depending on family adaptations.
- Since Christmas doesn’t land on the same day every year, you’ll have to adjust the meal plan to work around the holiday. Consider the simple meals before and after to keep your cooking easier and don’t forget about leftovers!
Winter Dinner Ideas: Week 1
(S) Hearty Minestrone Soup with Man Bread
(M) Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on Man Bread
(T) Beef Tacos with Coconut Rice
(W) Creamy Squash Pasta Bake
(T) Asparagus, Sweet Potato, Chicken Skillet
(F) Baked Potato Bar with Hearty Minestrone Soup
(S) Quesadilla Pie
Winter Dinner Ideas: Week 2
(S) Whole Roasted Chicken
(M) Chicken Panini’s with Carrot Top Pesto
(T) Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas
(W) Stovetop Spaghetti
(T) Vegetable Soup with Dinner Rolls
(F) Homemade Pizza
(S) Hot Dogs on Homemade Buns with Greek Couscous
Winter Dinner Ideas: Week 3
(S) Slow Cooker Lasagna
(M) Egg Salad Sandwiches
(T) Pasta Primavera with Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
(W) Chicken & Vegetable Fried Rice
(T) Tortilla Soup
(F) One Pan Buffalo Chicken Potatoes
(S) Lemon Caper Chicken & Tilapia
Winter Dinner Ideas: Week 4
(S) Healthy Baked Ziti
(M) Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies with Dinner Rolls
(T) Christmas Day Dinner with Family / Rosemary Olive Oil Bread, Sweet Potato Casserole, Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
(W) Turkey Salad Sandwiches
(T) Kung Fu Panda Soup
(F) Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza
(S) Loaded Potato Skins
Find more delicious meals in the meal plan archives!