Meal Planning: Dec 26 – 31

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Easy meals and planned take-out make for some great dinners during vacation week.

This week is our official vacation week. Hubs’ work closes for the week, so we get to enjoy a little rest and relaxation. As such, I planned for dinners out and things that we really like.

Except for the chili. That’s an experiment. But, I’ve been sneaking lentils into soup all month, so I think a few lentils with other beans will work out fine. I’ll just toss it into the slow cooker with this chili spice mix for an easy, make-ahead meal.

26. Chili (with Lentils and Black and Pinto Beans), Cornbread

27. Staycation – dinner out

28. Grilled Chicken, Couscous, Pita Bread, Salad

29. Staycation – dinner out

30. Pizza Night

31. Mocktail Dinner

What’s cooking at your house this week?

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  1. I’m taking it pretty easy this week too and am planning on pulling the last of my frozen meals out of the freezer. My weekends are pretty much booked in January (hard to fit some freezer cooking in) so I’m going to need to get creative with what I feed my family. Don’t want to work to hard to get dinner on the table 🙂
    Hope you and your family have a good New Year. Here’s our link for the week.

  2. We’re taking it easy this week and making simple, lighter fare…as well as loading up on more fruits and veggies {and less candy, ahem}.

    Here’s our plan:

  3. I’ve used lentils half and half with ground beef for years in things like spaghetti sauce, chili, meatloaf, etc. Kids never noticed the difference.

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