Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Dinner

IMG_3659 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!

Cranberry Chicken

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! IMG_3674 Two more fun pictures I couldn’t resist sharing…


Grammy and Cooper’s matching slippies! =)


No comments:

Post a Comment

Help a rookie out and leave a's ALWAYS fun to hear from you!