Family Dinner Plan: Holiday helpers

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My menu this week was created with recipes straight out of my Sunday newspaper! How easy is that? Easy.

Here is my menu plan for the week of December 10:

Sunday: Shepherd’s Pie with sweet potato crust, roasted Brussel sprouts, salad with fennel and persimmons

Monday: Spaghetti squash with walnut-sage pesto, grilled chopped steak, salad with fennel and pomegranate seeds,

Tuesday: Lamb Steaks with Roasted Butternut Squash, celery root salad

Wednesday: Smothered Pork Chops, roasted potatoes, sauteed bok choy

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Takeout and holiday movies!

Holiday baking is upon us; we have several varieties of cookies to chose from this week. Plan to make a couple more, including these Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies. These Chocolate Dipped Nut Bites were also great, easy to double and gluten-free. What are your favorite holiday treats?