18 October 2014

31 Days: Christmas Season Meal Plan

Good evening, friends! 
Welcome to today's  FREE printables I'm sharing for you to add to your Holiday Planner, if you'd like! We're spending the month preparing a Holiday Planner to help organize everything for the fall & winter holidays. If you are new to this 31 day series, check out my beginning post...

Today we're continuing with Christmas-themed printables and today is bonus day! At the bottom of the post is not just one but FOUR (4) FREE blank printables where you can fill in all of your ideas for meals during the entire Christmas season! There's a place to keep track of all your menu planning needs!

The Christmas Season Meal Plan takes you from the first Sunday of Advent through Epiphany, so there's plenty of room to plan out meals for not just Advent, but the entire holy season! There is a separate planning page for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a blank planner calendar page. There's also a section for NOTES at the bottom of each planner page!

Later in the series I'll be sharing printables specifically for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Epiphany- so on the breakfast, lunch, and dinner specific planners you'll note those days have a star to "see menu page" for those specific days. In case you don't need those specific day meal planners, I've also included the blank season meal plan as well!

Since our next little one is due right in the midst of the holiday season, this will be very helpful for our family to have all our meals planned out in advance! I can also make use of the Notes section at the bottom of each meal's planning page- useful if you're doing freezer cooking, doubling a batch, making a dish a day ahead of time perhaps for a big family meal, etc. 

I also plan on coordinating some (or all!) of our meals with the book, movie, and/or Jesse Tree activity we're doing each day. Here's a few examples of "themed" meals we'll be doing...

  • "snowman" pancakes with raisin buttons/face and a bacon scarf
  • veggie "trees" made from sugar snap peas for branches, cherry tomato "ornaments," pretzel sticks for the stump, and a star cut out of cheese for the top!
  • quesadillas cut into "snowflakes"
  • grilled cheese sandwiches cut into shapes of bells, stars, etc. using cookie cutters
  • round bowl of yogurt as an "ornament," decorated with fruit 

Download the Christmas Season Meal Plan Bundle HERE
(contains all four FREE printables in one file!)

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