A Week of Simple Meals and Friendly Hopping

As the holidays approach and the stress of shopping and family gatherings begin to pile on, I find myself in need of simple meals and some friendly interaction to offset the mood. So I’m joining in The Organizing Junkies Menu Plan Monday and the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop hosted by Inspiring You 2 Save and Stacy Uncorked.

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As the holidays approach and the stress of shopping and family gatherings begin to pile on, I find myself in need of simple meals and some friendly interaction to offset the mood. So I’m joining in The Organizing Junkies Menu Plan Monday and the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop hosted by Inspiring You 2 Save and Stacy Uncorked.

Simple Meals for Stressful Times

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

I don’t know about you, but I love trying new and tasty recipes, but the last thing I want is to put more stress on my plate than I have to. So when I’m feeling a little less than eager about getting into the kitchen I plan on familiar yet tasty dishes that I know my family loves. Here is the plan for this week. (I had hoped to share lovely photos with you via Pinterest, but I’ve come up with nothing but an irritating “500” error all morning)

Monday – We have to drive over an hour this afternoon for dentist appointments for all three kids so today is “Left Over Night.”

TuesdaySouthern Fried Chicken, Field Peas with Snaps and Garlic Cheese Biscuits.

Wednesday – A Simple Taco Bar.

ThursdayVenison Stew in bread bowls taken from the Quick Beef Stew in Bread Bowls recipe from Betty Crocker.

Friday – We’ll be curling up for a family movie night with Chicken Noodle Soup.

Saturday – We are attending a benefit for a friend so we will be “Eating Out.”

Sunday – No big to do of a Sunday dinner here, it will just be Spaghetti with Olives and Tomato Sauce served with some Herbed Garlic Bread.

Friendly Blog Hopping

I often forget to get post ready to join in a friendly blog hop to make some new friends, but I’m happy to say that I’ve managed to remember this week to join in with the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop, which I used to enjoy.  It is the simple things in life that help us to remember to smile and what better way to smile than to find some great new blogs to read!

How do you handle meals in the holiday season? Do you find yourself eating out way too much or to gravitate to the simple like I do?