Meal Plans for a Staycation Holiday

Meal Plans for a Staycation Holiday

I’m looking forward to this week. It’s when I will give myself permission not to write, answer emails, or otherwise “work”.

It’s a weird thing, this at-home career I’ve created for myself. It’s convenient: I can work in my pajamas or at midnight. It’s also hard to turn off. The boundaries are a little fuzzy: I work in my pajamas or at midnight.

This next week we’ll do the whole staycation thing. Hubs is off work until after New Year’s. The forecast is sunny. And most of the grocery shopping is done.

I hope to feel like a free woman.

Staycation Eating

I also hope to eat well. We probably will eat out for a few meals; who are we kidding? But, I’m hoping to have some fun cooking sessions in the ktichen:

Here are some of my favorite things that I plan to eat this week:

Meal Plans for a Staycation Holiday

Breakfasts

Meal Plans for a Staycation Holiday

Lunches

Meal Plans for a Staycation Holiday

Dinners

Desserts

 Are you planning any yummy eats this week?

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  1. Well, the only things I have planned are my famous mint brownies for Christmas dessert and our traditional, never changing Christmas breakfast. We always spend Christmas Eve with a group of close friends and the meal changes. This year we are doing a potato bar. Christmas breakfast is the same that even my dad had growing up; scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, whatever sweet bread/muffin/coffeecake has shown up at the house(or else I make something but it’s pretty rare), and Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears. Those are the most important component. Really wouldn’t be Christmas without them,. They taste like a sweet, delectable dessert but they’re a fruit. The best pear you’ll ever eat. Dinner will be whatever easy, prepared protein I choose at Trader joe’s on Monday, and whatever else is easy for sides. I hate spending too much time in the kitchen, and since it’s just the 4 of us, I like to make it seem fancy, but require little time. Luckily I can make the dessert in advance. :)

    Merry Christmas All!

  2. http://www.akatslife.net/?p=1516 There is my menu for the week. We celebrated Hanukkah with a big dinner and exchanged presents a few weeks ago. Now we can just relax. Looking forward to having a few days off next week with my little one.

  3. I’m curious about the cinnamon rolls “in jars.” The link goes to the recipe but nothing about jars. No big plans as we are at the in – laws for a couple weeks. (I love my in – laws! ) And the kitchen is tiny.

    • It’s an adaptation from my friend Shaina’s cookbook: Desserts in Jars. You bake the monkey bread in individual jars. My kids loved it when I did this a few years ago. I ended up not being able to do it this year, but will make them for New Year’s Day.

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