Menu Plan Monday, December 23rd

Menu plan with recipe links

Christmas is this week are you ready? I like to start earlier to get ready for Christmas. I hate the last minute rush in the stores the last few days before Christmas. So I feel for you if you are working on finishing up.

My dad loved to wait until the last minute to shop. He would often go out on Christmas Eve to get my mom’s present. I always thought it was because he procrastinated but he told me that he loved to shop then.

I definitely don’t agree with him on last minute shopping.

Even though Christmas is this week and we have cooking to be done on the big day, we still have to eat the rest of the week. I’d love to hear what is on your meal plan for this week.

We’ll be having our traditional Christmas dinner of ham, with potatoes, vegetables and homemade rolls. But we also have a tradition for Christmas Eve too.

On Christmas Eve we have a snacky dinner. I put out different kinds of snack food for us to eat as we open presents.

One item I can’t forget is Pringles chips. I bought them one year when they were on sale and now, my son loves them and we have to have them every year.

We’ll also be having our favorite soup, chicken pot pie soup. It’s so good and can be made dairy free with the recipe we use.

Hoisin meatballs are on the plan too. When I find ground beef on sale I buy a lot and make meatballs for the freezer. I’m using some of those freezer friendly meatballs along with a hoisin sauce we love. They are so good and easy to make.

You can bake the rice right along with the meatballs in the oven too.

See the full meal plan below and then leave me a comment and let me know what you’ll be cooking this week too.

Here’s our menu plan for this week, 


Yummy Chicken Pot Pie soup

Chicken Pot Pie Soup and Fruit

Snacky Dinner for Christmas Eve, Cracker, Cheese, Beef Stick, Vegetable Sticks and Fruit

Christmas Dinner: Honey Ham, Twice Baked Potatoes, Garlic Ginger Green Beans, Quick Dinner Rolls

Hoisin Meatballs, Rice, and Vegetable Stir-fry

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Pizza and Salad

Easy Sesame Chicken, Rice and Vegetables


Leftover Most Days

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham and Salad

Burritos, Chips and Salsa, and Fruit


This is an easy and delicious baked donuts recipe. Who wouldn’t love double chocolate donuts that are baked to help keep the fat down? Better yet, these are also dairy free donuts too. You’ll have to see how easy these are to make. If you can measure and stir you can make them too.

Toast and Eggs

Double Chocolate Donuts, Eggs, and Sausage

Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage

I would love to hear what’s cooking at your house this week! Please scroll down and leave me a comment with your menu plan below.

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week.

Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for my frugal menu planning tips.

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3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday, December 23rd”

  1. We had a pretty good Christmas, although the weather was very strange for this time of year…73 on Christmas Day and so much rain!

    We’ll be eating leftovers this week, and some easy skillet meals. Hope you have a great week!

    1. So glad to hear you had a pretty good Christmas, Erin. Oh, my 73 degrees is warm. We have been having rain too but we did have some snow a couple days after Christmas. But we’ve been in the upper 30’s to 40’s it must seem a little like late spring there.

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