Is there anything more yummy than those special holiday dishes? You know the ones I mean, the ones we wait all year long for; the ones that just don’t taste right at any other time of the year? For me they are right up at the top of my holiday favourites list, along with Christmas Music and eagerly awaiting Christmas morning when I get to enjoy watching the magic of the season sparkle in my kid’s eyes.
Last year we were so lucky to be able to spend time with my Mom and Dad and brother and his family, and it was pure joy, but normally it’s just Travis, myself and our boys. Because it’s usually just the four of us, we tend to keep things simple. Over the years we’ve slowly added a few more dishes, bringing in our childhood favourites, trying something new. But I really didn’t have a system in place for keeping track of all of it, which is why when I decided to put together a Holiday Planner, I knew the menu part was going to be pretty important, and was more than likely going to take a few pages to encompass what I wanted.
One of these years I want to do up a BIG family dinner, and just like the baking and other goodies, I want to be able to include everyone’s favourite holiday dish.
So, I made the above printable. When I made this, I had two uses in mind. The first, being a way to keep track of who likes what, and the second one being that this could easily be used as a potluck planner.
Of course, this will only go so far, what about the main holiday meal? Well, I whipped up a little something for that as well.