Meal Plan Monday, December 9

I feel like I blinked and missed a few weeks. Wasn't it just mid-November? How is now the second week in December? What do you mean Christmas is less than three weeks away? I haven't watched any Christmas movies. I HAVEN'T BAKED ANYTHING YET. OMG.

I mean the tree is up and the house is mostly decorated. Except for the spots *coughdiningroomtablecough* that are a big mess. Most of our shopping is done. But we haven't sent a single Christmas card. Or wrapped any gifts.

In the big scheme of things, we're are doing fine. And we aren't wanting for anything except maybe a few more pounds of butter because you can always stand to have a few more pounds of butter kicking around during the holidays. I keep reminding myself that things are fine. We are fine. We might be a little less organized than previous years but we never had to do all the things even if we did in previous year.

I'm also reminding myself that in the past month we've had baseboards installed, installed a new toilet in the powder room, depopcorned the office ceiling, painted the office ceiling, painted the office, and bought a new refrigerator. We've been busy doing things that we don't normally do leading into the holiday. It's fine. Really. It is.

But maybe because of that busyness, I find myself reaching for the comfort foods this week.

Monday Meal Plan December 9

Monday: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans. This will make Lee happy because he loves meatloaf. I'll have a small piece and eat a lot of potatoes.

Tuesday: Mushroom sugo with polenta and salad.

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Dinner out followed by drinks and snacks with friends.

Friday: Pork chops with roasted onions and Brussels sprouts.

Saturday: Mustard-apricot chicken legs (we often skip the thyme because I forget to go out and cut some, or this time of year, buy it) with roasted carrots and parsnips.

Sunday: Ham and scalloped potatoes. I love these potatoes. So easy and turn out better than when I attempt to make scalloped potatoes in the oven.

Extras: T'is the season for extras! I need to make at least one kind of cookies. Maybe I'll make the base for the chocolate-covered peanut butter balls and then actually dip them in chocolate next week. I really want to make fudge. We might also need another batch of Chex Mix. Because Chex Mix.

What are you cooking this week? What are you must-have treats for the holidays?