I don’t know about you, but Christmas Eve dinner can be a little bit tricky. Trying to attend a Christmas Eve service, and still have dinner ready to go on the table when everyone returns home. Tricky, unless you have an awesome recipe from your mom! =)
My mom handed down the simplest, but most delicious chicken recipe. And the best part is it sits in the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes, the perfect time to throw in the oven as you walk out the door to service. But, it’s still decadently moist! Of course, I didn’t get pictures of the gorgeous meal, because I was doing good to get dinner on the table for 7 adults and one toddler while being 7 months pregnant!
6 chicken breasts
1 (16 oz.) can jellied cranberry sauce
1 cup French dressing
Place chicken in glass baking dish.
Stir cranberry sauce and French dressing together, pour over chicken. Cover baking dish and refrigerate 8 hours. (it’s still tasty even if you skip the 8 hour part)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
To round out the meal, I serve croissants, spinach salad, green beans (stir-fry style with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper), and something yummy for dessert! This year I just bought a pumpkin pie from Costco, served with coffee of course!
Finally, we ended the night by putting on our matching PJ’s. My mom sort of started a tradition of getting Cooper a new pair of PJ’s for Christmas Eve. And we sort of lucked out and found matching ones for all 3 of us. Here we are! FYI…Cooper loves sock monkeys! Two more fun pictures I couldn’t resist sharing…
Grammy and Cooper’s matching slippies! =)