Happy “almost” Christmas week!!! This week we’re celebrating Christian’s birthday – he’s going to be 9 years old and I don’t think I can take it. I’ve loved sharing my birthday month with my son – I’ve dubbed him my birthday buddy. Only people who share a birthday as close to Christmas as us understand what a challenge having a Christmas birthday can really be. We’re both within a week or so, and it’s really nice to have a birthday friend to kind of commiserate with.
I think we’re getting ready to do our annual Christmas baking next week, on the baking menu will of course be our Sugar Cookies, Thumbprints, Crinkle Cookies, Snickerdoodles, and possible fudge. I might even make some Peppermint Bark.
Speaking of recipes, Josh and I made this “Merry Mocktail” from Pinch of Yum over the weekend. We like to make drinks that the kids can also enjoy during the holiday season, and this one is definitely yummy! It has a beautiful flavor profile with cloves, rosemary, and pomegranate, and it is just delightful!
On to this week’s menu! As we ease into the actual holiday week, my cooking gets simpler and slightly easier. I don’t like to complicate anything when our schedules begin to pick up with holiday fun!
Easy Lasagna Casserole
Easy to put together and easy on the wallet, this tasty recipe for Easy Lasagna Casserole is, well, just plain easy!
Bacon Chicken Ranch Skillet
Whether you top this bacon chicken ranch skillet with regular or avocado ranch dressing, this combination of tasty proteins and vegetables is a favorite!
Ham, Gruyère, & Apple Panini
Savory, sweet, and easy to make, this simple but elegant Ham, Gruyère, and Apple Panini recipe is one you want on your table this weekend.
Slow-Cooker Korean BBQ Beef Tacos
These Slow-Cooker Korean BBQ Beef Tacos have everything - texture, flavor, and timing! They're quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty!
Slow-Cooker Pizza Fondue
Easy, fun, flexible, and ridiculously kid-friendly, slow-cooker Pizza Fondue is a recipe your little ones will beg for on a regular basis!
Baked Feta Pasta (aka TikTok Pasta)
This outrageously easy and craveable baked feta pasta (aka TikTok Pasta) is too good to be allowed to be just a passing trend!
Black Bean & Lentil Chili
It's hearty, it's tasty, it's warm, it smells amazing, and it's really, really good for you. You are completely out of excuses for not making this black bean & lentil chili!
Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns
This recipe takes some time and work, but it's so worth it. The dough, the topping, the caramel...these caramel pecan sticky buns are straight up addicting.
Nantucket Cranberry Pie
This easy, quick recipe for delicious Nantucket Cranberry Pie is a delightful alternative to traditional sweet desserts with its tart, bright flavors!
Scott's Firehouse Cornbread
This crumbly, slightly sweet, buttery cornbread is the perfect addition to any chili meal.
As always, I’m going to keep sharing the Christmas board on Pinterest that is just filled with really delicious recipes to spark your holiday cooking and baking!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and we’ve got some more holiday recipes coming your way! I can’t wait to share them with you!