christmas menu – breaking the rules

 

Just like I did at Thanksgiving, I’m trying to lighten up our dietary restrictions for these days around Christmas. Drew’s blood sugar has been excellent lately as we’ve re-introduced a little bit of grain back in so I feel comfortable “letting go” a little bit.

My biggest concession so far has been my decision to keep the tradition of cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning. That’s right: super-processed, in-the-can, pop-em-in-the-oven cinnamon rolls. I’m going to try to balance out all those carbs with a big pan of scrambled eggs, though. The rolls will be fun, and the protein from the eggs will hopefully keep everyone from getting too hungry before everyone gets here. (Of course trying to keep my boys from snacking constantly is what I imagine it’s like looking for cheap furniture stores in los angeles — impossible!)

As for the big meal, I plan on serving roast turkey breast (cooked in the Crock Pot), gravy (I’m cheating and buying it — again, cutting myself slack to save my sanity), sliced smoked ham, hassleback potatoes, roasted asparagus, cranberry sauce,  roast mushrooms with rosemary and parmesan, and maybe cole slaw.

My mom is bring her amazing dill dip and veggies so I am not sure whether or not we need the slaw. I’m also thinking of making devilled eggs because really, I could eat eggs all day I don’t care if I had them for breakfast. I’ll also have a plate with  goat cheese, cream cheese with my homemade tomato jam, crackers, dried apricots, and pecans. My brother-in-law’s girlfriend is bringing cookies and I have pie crust, so I’ll probably make mini apple pies.

I just want to serve food that is mostly healthy, that won’t make me crazy to prepare, that everyone will eat, and that won’t create a ton of leftovers. We’ll see what happens!

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2 Comments

  1. When you say “big pan of scrambled eggs”… do you mean you bake them? Or just a big frying pan full? I usually have to make everyone’s eggs to order, but a big pan for everyone would be nice!

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