Tell me if this sounds familiar: I went grocery shopping yesterday and came home with a stash of candy for stocking stuffers, frozen appetizers, cold cereal, and a lone jar of pasta sauce. My meal-planning and shopping habits are shot to bits, clearly, disarranged by the press of the holidays. Hanukkah is behind us, and Christmas is ahead; and in the midst of parties, end-of-year work deadlines, and travel, normal healthy cooking can fly right out the window.
So what do you do and how do you cook during the holidays? I don't mean cookies and fruitcake; how do you nourish yourself and your family? What are your go-to weeknight meals for these nights at home, before and after festivities? Do share — we'll round up all your good ideas later this week!
And for a past take on some of my favorite foods to cook while waiting for the holidays, take a look at this post:
More Holiday Nourishment: What We Eat While We Wait for Thanksgiving