By: Kristen Mider, Cooking for Friends
Winter is here and so is a busy month of holiday events. We hope this December Meal Planning Calendar will help you stay organized and give you ideas for great cold weather meals. You can download and print the calendar for free and below the meal planning calendar is a list of all of the recipes and links to them. Happy cooking!
December Meal Planning Calendar (click here to download and print).
December Meal Plan Links:
Easy Parmesan Risotto: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/easy-parmesan-risotto-recipe-2172312
Stew With Sundried Tomatoes: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/parkers-beef-stew-recipe-1945843
Rice and Beans: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/robert-irvine/red-beans-and-rice-recipe-1950779
I like to serve this with a simple salad of sliced avocado, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion, with a squeeze of lime and a dash of salt and pepper.
Roasted Chicken Zuni Style: https://cookingforfriends.blog/2017/10/12/cooking-for-five-a-go-to-family-meal/
Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016833-spaghetti-and-drop-meatballs-with-tomato-sauce
Grilled Lemon Shrimp Over Pesto Pasta: https://cookingforfriends.blog/2018/05/28/grilled-lemon-garlic-shrimp-skewers-spinach-pesto-pasta/
Make your own pizza night: Just buy some store bought dough, some quality sauce, and your favorite toppings! Make a tossed salad to go along with it.
Roasted Vegetable Pasta Primavera: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/pasta-primavera-recipe-1942131
Loaded Veggie Nachos: https://cookieandkate.com/2018/loaded-veggie-nachos-recipe/
Carrot Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: https://cookingforfriends.blog/?s=carrot+soup
Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka with Brown Basmati Rice: https://smittenkitchen.com/2016/04/sheet-pan-chicken-tikka/
Sesame Chicken Thighs & Sesame Noodles: : https://cookingforfriends.blog/2018/05/06/sesame-marinated-chicken-thighs-sesame-noodles/
Fish Tacos: https://cookingforfriends.blog/2018/04/30/cinco-de-mayo/
Make Your Own Pita Pizza: Try some uncut whole wheat pita bread. Let each kid top theirs with sauce, cheese, and their favorite meats and veggies. Serve it up with some baby carrots, sliced cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, and celery sticks with hummus and ranch to dip them in!
Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Black Olives, and Feta: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/spaghetti-with-tomatoes-black-olives-garlic-and-feta-cheese
Tomato Grilled Cheese Soup: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tomato-grilled-cheese-soup
Southwestern Quinoa Bowls: https://cookingforfriends.blog/2018/05/13/southwestern-quinoa-bowls-with-grilled-vegetables/
If you don’t want to grill the veggies, you can go ahead and roast them!
Chicken Kabobs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce: https://cookingforfriends.blog/2017/12/29/grilled-chicken-kebabs-with-yogurt-dipping-sauce/
Pasta With Broccoli and Garlic: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/garlic-oil-sauteed-pasta-with-broccoli-recipe-1920918
Baked Salmon With Soy Marinade: https://cookingforfriends.blog/2018/05/04/baked-salmon-with-soy-marinade/
I usually serve this over quinoa or cous cous with sautéed greens and edamame.
Order Pizza In! You deserve a break!
Oven “Fried” Chicken Tenders: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/oven-fried-chicken-tenders/46a69e4d-4c31-485b-9d43-67d40b353f2e
Mini Meatloaves: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/individual-meat-loaves-recipe-1952034
December 24th: ): https://cookingforfriends.blog/2018/01/17/pasta-a-la-norma-but-better/
I like to serve this with a crispy Romaine salad.
Beef Bourguignon: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/beef-bourguignon-recipe-1942045
Penne with Turkey Bolognese:https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/turkey-bolognese-recipe-1944775
Salmon Burgers: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/7131-salmon-burgers?nl=cooking&em_pos=large&emc=edit_ck_20170213
Oven Sweet Potato Fries: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/baked-sweet-potato-fries-recipe-2013040
Chicken Pizza: https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/19805_chicken_pizza
Shrimp Tacos: https://cookingforfriends.blog/2018/04/30/cinco-de-mayo/
One Pan Roast Chicken and Mashed Potatoes: https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/1skilletchickenpotatoes
Braised Short Ribs: https://cookingforfriends.blog/2018/01/21/valentines-day-dinner-braised-short-ribs-over-butternut-squash-pasta/
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