It’s December, which means life just got a whole lot busier! When we’re busy, it’s even more important to plan ahead. I hate to feel rushed and it’s very easy to have that happen. There’s also a brand new wrench in the schedule at our house- Finn really likes to be fed and in bed by 6:30pm. Yep, he’s chosen his bedtime and if we’re not working on the routine by 6:05, he starts melting down. So my scheduled dinner time has a new time constraint on it that doesn’t do well with change! Good news, he’s pretty cute, so I can’t complain. : )

I’ve taken to choosing meals that don’t have a ton of prep OR that I can prep earlier in the day to be sure we are eating dinner on time. It’s so much easier for me to be able to have most of the meal ready because I’m almost guaranteed that Finn will need to nurse as soon as I start cooking!

If you are new to meal planning, check out our how-to with a printable meal planning sheet.


Monday – Louisiana Jambalaya

Tuesday – Chicken Pad Thai

Wednesday – Sloppy Joes and No Boil Mac and Cheese

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Saturday -Dinner Out

Sunday – Italian Hero Crescent Ring and Salad


 no boil mac n cheese

I’ll also be testing out my Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe for Christmas dessert!

RV cheesecake garnish from Fresh Mommy Blog

Do you have any winter favorites that I need to try???

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