Friday, December 26, 2014

T'was the week after Christmas...

Carrying our Christmas celebrations into the next week has been something we have done for a few years. It really helps the kids (and admittedly, the adults too) transition from the Christmas-high back to normal routines much easier.

Continued Christmas music, movies, cocoa, and games- we find comfort in one another's company. Work and homeschool get done, cooking and cleaning too, but at a slower pace. It is as if it takes about a week for us to really reflect on the magic of Christmas and allow it to settle back deep in our hearts. (I find it helps me fight the post-Christmas blues, too.)

Menu for Christmas Week:

  • Breakfast Casserole (this is awesome for Saturday mornings- when Kurt and I are feeling lazy, and just want to lounge in our jammies for a little while longer!) This tastes a LOT better if the potatoes are all added first, and not mingled with the other layers. Yes, much much much better!!! (This has white potatoes and cheese- not fully paleo)
  • Baked Oatmeal (This is our daughter's favorite food. We use coconut sugar. This is not paleo.)
  • Scrambled eggs and green smoothies (I love how the body just CRAVES green smoothies! We have been doing ours with OJ, a mix of greens, blueberries, and whatever else we have laying around!)
  • Leftovers, mostly. Honestly, they are just easier... haha!
  • Roasted Chicken and Veggies
  • Ham rolls and sliced fruits and veggies
  • Hardboiled eggs and fruits and veggies
  • Chicken Curry and cauliflower rice (red curry sauteed with veggies and chicken, then simmered in coconut milk and tomato sauce)
  • Chicken Soup (homemade stock, simmer with veggies)
  • Crabmeat Stuffed Avocados (I think I will serve these on beds of shredded cabbage- so the kids can smash it all together- the like doing stuff like that.)
  • Pumpkin Soup and Kurt's favorite salad (we have to modify it to be gluten free- but essentially I toss together the salad, and just serve this with crumbled goat cheese. Kurt LOVES THIS. I have to double the recipe- and we have never had leftovers!)
  • White Chicken Chili- a friend's recipe. Make this in the crockpot on Saturday so there is soup to reheat on Sunday after Church.
  • Wild-Salmon Salad (what's with all the seafood and salad this week?)

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