I don't normally put a whole lot of thought into the meals we eat around the holidays, but this year, Jeremy and I are more interested in food and cooking than ever before. We are having Christmas morning at our house for the first time this year--a gathering that has always been at my mom's. I feel like I should contribute a little more than usual in that area, which requires some planning. And we are having Jeremy's parents and sister over on the Sunday before Christmas, which adds one more meal into the mix.
Here's what I have in mind:
Sunday, December 23: Christmas with Jeremy's family
Smoked ham (J will do this during the day)
Potato Salad (made by my MIL)
Green Bean Casserole (made by my SIL)
Macaroni and Cheese (Largely for A & M)
Green Vegetable--maybe asparagus or brussels sprouts?
Christmas Eve: Christmas with my Dad
*If we get together with my Dad at his house, which now seems likely, I'll fix the soup anyway and we will have it for supper.
White Chicken Chili (awesome crockpot recipe I need to share!)
Assorted toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, corn chips
A dessert, most likely provided by my stepmom
Christmas Day: Breakfast/Brunch with my Mom and family
Breakfast casserole (likely one with eggs, so I don't feel like I have to scramble more)
Biscuits and/or toast
Leftover smoked ham
Warm Strawberry Compote
Have you planned your meals for next week? Anyone have a great vegetable or baked mac n' cheese recipe to share?