Wondering what to cook to this week? If you're looking for nutritious, cozy December meals to get you in a holiday mood, read on!
We're in the middle of December now, probably the most unpredictable December we've ever had! With no big family Christmas dinners or New Year's Eve bashes planned, if you're like me, you may be feeling disappointed and a little confused about how to spend this holiday time.
On the one hand, we can't host gatherings and serve all our favourite holiday recipes, but on the other hand, we still want to create those warm holiday moments.
I've pulled together a handful of recipes for easy cozy December meals that may help you get in the spirit of the holidays as you shelter at home with your partner or your family.
Spending time to create happy moments around our table seems to me to be a better option than simply feeling like we're losing out.
Remember, we're all in this together. Let's make the best of it. Who knows? Maybe you'll develop some new holiday traditions!
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Cozy December meals to help us enjoy this month
Get in a holiday mood with these Cranberry Rosemary Boneless Chicken Thighs! Make enough to have leftovers the following day. Cook once: eat twice! Serve with rice, and consider doubling the rice recipe to save half for fried rice later in the week.
Have a simple soup and biscuit meal while you watch a Christmas movie! Try this Sweet Potato Corn Chowder with baking powder biscuits.
Use your leftover rice to make this Easy Cajun Shrimp Fried Rice. It's a one-pot 30-minute meal!
Cajun Shrimp Fried Rice is a spicy meal, so cool your palate and serve it with this Kiwi Mandarin Spinach Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Finish the week off with fish! Make a batch of Salmon Patties for dinner and make extra to freeze for another week.
Round out your meal with a Classic Spinach Salad!
Remember to create a homey atmosphere while you stay home and stay safe. Simmer this Holiday Potpourri on your stovetop or in your slow cooker. It will waft though your kitchen and make your home smell like Christmas!
And don't forget the hot chocolate! A crackling fire, a warm blanket and your favourite Christmas mug full of this dairy-free Cashew Milk Mexican Hot Chocolate just might help us forget that 2020 will be a little different!