Holiday food! I'm already starting to feel like I might need to eat something other than cookies to give my body a break. I am inclined to make meals that are very simple to counteract the richness of holiday foods. Here's what I have sketched out for next week:
Peanut chicken with sprouts and veggies - it's kind of like a Thai stir-fry that I like to throw together. It's very simple.
Tilapia, bell pepper slices, string cheese
Advent devotions - we'll have dinner with my grandparents
Community Group - I don't know yet what is on the menu. Last week we had an amazing spread of stir-fry dishes, sushi, and fried rice.
Winter Fritatta (new recipe!) and I'm going to try making Pumpkin Parfaits ... we'll see!
Saturday - Christmas Eve
Tim and Sophie and I will be going with my grandpa to serve a meal at a homeless shelter. We'll probably make a big batch of stew and we'll eat dinner with my grandparents before we take the stew downtown.
Sunday - Christmas Day
I don't know precisely what is on the menu, but no one goes hungry at Grandma's! My guess is we'll have a bit meal around 2:00P and dinner will be something light (like sandwiches).
I'm thinking of making breakfast burritos on Christmas morning. I would love to make cinnamon rolls or something festive like that, but I'm thinking by that point in our week we might need a break from the sugar. Maybe I'll do cinnamon rolls to celebrate the first day of Tim's Christmas break.
What holiday food traditions do you have? Do you have a classic turkey dinner on Christmas? Is there a special breakfast that you prepare, or a special cookie that you know you will make every year? Leave me a comment with your food celebrations.