Menu Plan Monday + A Make It Ahead Preview

Looking at our calendar I can tell we are in the countdown to Christmas and our evenings are going to be full of fun holiday activities! This week we’ve are going to be judging a holiday light contest (one of our favorite annual activities), baking some cookies for a cookie exchange and welcoming a friend who is visiting after moving overseas last year. Those are just the things off the top of my head. Boy, am I glad I’ve got some freezer meals ready to go so our we can still enjoy tasty homemade meals a little more easily. every main dish this week is from the freezer. Here’s what’s on our menu for this week:

Monday: Lasagna Rolls with garden salad and leftover garlic bread (from yesterday)
Tuesday: Pizza sloppy joes, carrot sticks, sliced cucumbers
Wednesday: Chicken Caesar Salad (this was on the menu for last week but we ended up not having it)
Thursday: Cranberry Meatloaf, roasted red potatoes and a garden salad
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: special activity–meal TBA!
Sunday: leftovers

At some point I also hope to make some Saag Paneer–maybe for lunch one day. Ever since trying this Indian dish on flatbread from a local restaurant last month, I have been craving it!

Also, last week I made a double batch of one of our favorite sides for the freezer: Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes. Yes indeed, you CAN have mashed potatoes from the freezer! I will be getting my post together a little bit later so be on the lookout. It is one of our family’s must-have favorites, especially yummy this time of year!

Preview of the Make It Ahead Monday post with recipe to come!

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