Living Simple Meal Plans for Christmas Week

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Is your Christmas week as crazy as ours?  Let’s make living simple. We have Christmas recipes for an entire Christmas week with menu plans to help you with your time and Christmas Holiday life demands. We even have a grocery list.


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Living Simple Christmas Recipes for an Easier Holiday Life



Holiday Life Living Easy & Simple December 23rd

·        Lunch
.        Tomato soup
.        Grilled cheese sandwiches
·        Dinner
.        Slow cooker beef and mushroom stew. Get the recipe here and substitute baby carrots to save prep time.
.        Cheese garlic biscuits. These are made using a biscuit mix to save you time.
.        Baked potatoes



Living a Simple Life Time Saver December 24th (Christmas Eve)

·        Lunch
.        English muffin pizzas. Use the recipe here, but you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand for your toppings.
.        Green salad. Use bagged and washed salad mix to save time
·        Dinner
.        Chicken breasts with lime sauce. Here’s a simple recipe and you can even use bottled lime juice if you don’t have fresh lime on hand.  
.        Rice
.        Vegetable medley
.        Brown and serve rolls



Holiday Life Living Simple December 25th (Christmas Day)

·        Lunch
.        Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) sandwiches. They’re easy to make and you can pre-cook the bacon and chop up the lettuce and tomato ahead of time. Then, let everyone assemble their own sandwiches.
.        Baby carrots with ranch dressing
·        Dinner
.        Ham. A cooked ham is such a simple thing to make. You can heat it up as is or mix some honey and Dijon mustard to make a delicious glaze.
.        Roasted turkey breast. Just use a breast, if you don’t have a big crowd.
.        Mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce
.        Stuffing…you can make it from scratch, but don’t stress yourself out too much. The boxed kind is usually a crowd pleaser.
.        Broccoli cheese casserole. Here’s an absolutely delicious one.
.        Ask your guests to bring a vegetable dish or check out this site for vegetable dish ideas.



simpleLiving a Simple Life No Cooking Dessert Ideas: You can purchase delicious pre-made desserts from the bakery to save time, or if you’re ambitious, try these ones.
.        Apricot fruitcake
.        Old fashioned apple pie



Holiday Life Living Simple December 26th

·        Lunch
.        Use your leftover ham to make grilled ham and cheese sandwiches
.        French fries
·        Dinner
.        For a change from regular turkey soup, try this Southwestern turkey soup recipe.
.        Using your leftover mashed potatoes, make pan-fried potato cakes.



Holiday Life Simple Living December 27th

·         Lunch
.        Turkey club tortilla roll-ups. Here are some guidelines to put yours together.
.        Cut fresh fruit
·        Dinner
.        Don’t let that ham go to waste, try this ham casserole.
.        Corn muffins are simple to make with this recipe.



Live Life Living Simply December 28th

·        Lunch
.        Ham and Bean Soup. Here’s a nice hearty recipe.
.        Biscuits, using your biscuit mix.
·        Dinner
.        Turkey tetrazzini. This highly-rated recipe uses egg noodles, for a delicious light texture.
.        Salad
.        Brown and serve rolls



Holiday Life Living Simple December 29th

·         Lunch
.        Turkey salad sandwiches. Use recipe for turkey salad.
.         Oven baked sweet potato fries. Here’s a good recipe.
·        Dinner
.        Tacos. Give yourself a break and use a taco kit that includes shells, taco seasonings and taco sauce.
.        Don’t forget the shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream.
.        For something a little extra, try this recipe for refried beans.

Now that you’re getting so organized with your time with Simple Life Christmas Week Recipes and Meal Planning, just put on a little Michael Buble…enjoy and relax…



Time Saver Grocery List for Your Week of Simple Life Christmas Recipes Menu Plan…

living simpleHere is a complete grocery list for the meals included in your Holiday life week of living simple. Just cross off what you already have and then head to grocery store.


·         Fresh garlic
·         Mushrooms
·         Baby carrots
·         Broccoli
·         Onions
·         Potatoes (choose a variety that is suitable for both baking and mashing)
·         Lettuce
·         Tomato
·         Chives
·         Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples
·         Sweet potatoes
·         Green bell pepper
·         Avocado
·         Celery
·         Ready-to-eat salad mix


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·         Dill weed
·         All-purpose biscuit baking mix
·         Vegetable oil
·         Italian seasoning
·         Salt
·         Baking powder
·         White sugar
·         Sage
·         Dijon mustard
·         Ground black pepper
·         All-purpose flour
·         Dried mixed fruit
·         Apricot nectar
·         Chopped walnuts
·         Brown sugar
·         Allspice
·         Nutmeg
·         Olive oil
·         Lime juice
·         Dried apricots
·         Golden raisins
·         Red and green candied cherries
·         Candied pineapple slices
·         Lemon juice
·         Lime juice
·         Mustard powder
·         Bay leaves
·         Vegetable broth
·         Cayenne pepper
·         Ground cumin
·         Cilantro
·         Honey
·         Cornmeal
·         Dry great Northern beans
·         Dry pinto beans
·         Stuffing Mix
·         Cranberry sauce
·         Ranch dressing
·         Mayonnaise






·         Rice
·         Egg noodles


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·         1 ½ pound bottom round roast or stew beef
·         Ham
·         Bacon
·         Chicken Breasts
·         Turkey Breast
·         Ground beef


timeEggs and Dairy




·         Eggs
·         Milk
·         Butter
·         Cheddar Cheese
·         Mozzarella cheese
·         Monterey Jack Cheese
·         Parmesan Cheese
·         Heavy Cream
·         Cream cheese
·         Buttermilk
·         Sour cream


living simpleCanned and Other Prepared Foods




·         Tomato soup
·         Condensed French onion soup
·         Canned peeled tomatoes
·         Green chili peppers
·         Plum tomatoes
·         Cream of celery soup
·         Taco kit


simpleFrozen Food




·         Vegetable Medley
·         French Fries


livingBaked Items




·         Bread for sandwiches
·         English Muffins
·         Dry bread crumbs
·         Brown and serve rolls






·         Burgundy or other dry red wine
·         Brandy


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Merry Christmas from us to you!

Courtney & Betina~LaDy LaDuke

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