Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a general happy holidays to everyone! So sorry I am late with this post! I hope you all had a festive and fun weekend. These are my favorite two days of the year and I said to my kids in the car to Christmas Eve dinner that it warmed my heart that they were doing the same drive that I have done every year of my entire life to participate in the same traditions that I did when I was a child. Very special.
I did a little bit of cooking this weekend and I am currently in a pow-wow with my mother and my sisters planning the menu for this week. This is not our exact menu since I have some recipe-testing to do and friends to visit for a dinner, but it’s a good start. I need to make latkes at least once this week, and on Friday we are having a big pizza party at my cousin’s house in Scarsdale which will involve procuring pizza from at least 5 or 6 neighboring pizzerias. It’s crazy and my husband loves every bite. New Year’s Day we always eat lentils in some form as they supposedly bring good luck in the coming year :). Have a wonderful week!
Monday: mushroom barley soup with leftover beef tenderloin from Christmas dinner
Thursday: skillet hash brown casserole (aka latke casserole), green salad
Friday: Pizza night
Here’s what you can do ahead if you want:
Make stock for soup
Prep (wash, dry, cut) veggies for veg saute
Cube butternut squash
Make salad dressings
Wash salad greens
Here’s a link to all my previous dinner planners.