With less than two weeks until Christmas (!!), it’s time to think about something fun…the food!
When I was a kid, I’d wake up on Christmas morning and we’d have something special and yummy for breakfast. At that time it often meant canned, refrigerated cinnamon rolls or something equally quick…but still yummy.
(By the way, my brother and I were weird kids. We were never up at the crack of dawn; we slept in until 8 or 9. We went downstairs patiently, seeing the beautiful, loaded Christmas tree…and went in the kitchen for breakfast, or a couple of times even to watch TV and snuggle before we opened presents. We were so patient, even as small children! All my neighbors and cousins would be up at 5 or 6 and pulling their parents out of bed to open presents right now and we were never like that. So far my kids seem to be following my footsteps…I hope!)
These days, of course, our special breakfasts are a little different. And so are our dinners (we used to go to restaurants). They sometimes do take awhile…but they are so good and worth it to me!
Need a little holiday inspiration?
Christmas Main Meal
If you’re looking for ideas for any main meals (main dish, side dish, etc.) try one of these recipes. So very yummy.
- Roast Turkey
- Roast Beef
- Crock pot Beef Stroganoff
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Mashed Potatoes
- Green Bean Casserole
- Autumn-Stuffed Squash
- Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Cream
- Homemade Gravy
- Garlic Green Beans
- Dinner Rolls
- Almond Flour Dinner Rolls ( gluten-free, grain-free)
- Cranberry Sauce
- Chicken and Dumplings
- Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Italian Salsa
- Creamed Chicken and Rice
- Chicken in Cream Sauce
- Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash
- Baked Ravioli
If you’re looking for something extra-special for a dessert or other treat, try one of these!
- Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce
- Strawberry Limeade (serve with crushed ice for a “virgin daquiri”…or for grown ups, a little rum, if you like)
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
- Chocolate Cake
- Spice Cake
- Lemon Cake
- Refined-Sugar Free Buttercream Frosting
- Carrot Cake
- Chocolate Coconut Fudge
- Butter Cookies
- Molasses Cookies
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Truthfully these are the books I refer to most often when I am looking for something to make. I make the broccoli-cheddar soup from Wholesome Comfort at least once a week (and last weekend I made a huge batch and put the extras in the fridge for quick lunches this week). The cinnamon rolls in Treat Yourself are another favorite. They don’t last! I’ve only made the pastured egg nog from Festive Traditions so far (it’s Jill’s book, the editor of Modern Alternative Kitchen) but that’s a delicious way to enjoy the holidays!
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