I have been lost in the busyness of the holidays lately. With school getting out so late, I feel like we're on a mad race to Christmas. We have been having a lot of frozen pizza, spaghetti, curry, and simple dinners. Whatever I can pull off quickly.
Last night we had soup for Solstice. I made a big pot of matzo ball soup with added veggies, ds had udon noodles instead of matzo balls, with applesauce and leftover garlic bread.
Tonight I'm making a ham, cheesy hashbrown casserole, roasted brussels sprouts and broccoli. I'm sure tomorrow will be something with leftover ham, maybe grilled sandwiches and pasta salad.
Christmas Eve is at my parents' house. We usually have a ham or standing rib roast, scalloped potatoes, peas and pearl onions, swedish meatballs with dill sauce, potato korv, and rice pudding.
Christmas Day we stay home, my parents usually come over in the morning for presents and we have some kind of breakfast casserole, bacon, orange juice and coffee. By mid afternoon we are all holidayed out, so we started a new tradition the last couple years of having a taco bar with flour tortillas, seasoned ground beef, refried beans, olives, cheese, sour cream, chopped lettuce, tomatoes and avocado. Simple tacos are nice after all the heavy holiday food.
Also on the menu this week:
Salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes, broccoli
Zuppa toscana soup (italian sausage, potatoes, kale), cornbread
Steaks, roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed spinach, mushrooms and onions, broccoli
Shrimp tacos, black beans, salad
Ham and pineapple pizza, salad