2012 Christmas Menu

Sunday December 23, 2012


I won’t be posting an official menu this week, but I thought I would share what we are eating for Christmas.  We almost always host Christmas dinner at our house and are looking forward to doing so again this year.  While we generally try to eat clean, we aren’t purists and our day will definitely be filled with non-primal goodies.

Christmas Morning

Monkey Bread — a sugary grain-fillled tradition that is sure to put us in a a diabetic coma.
Paleo Banana Bread French Toast — #paleo actually, this Civilized Caveman recipe looks so yummy, it may sway me to skip the grains and try it instead.
Fruit Salad — #paleo even tho they are not in season, I splurge and get our favorite fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cantaloupe and banana.
Bacon — #paleo mmm Bacon.  I like the Applewood Smoked bacon from Trader Joe’s.

Mid-Day / Snacks / Munchies

Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
Veggie Tray and other leftover munchies from Christmas Eve
Sweet & Spicy Dino Nuts — from Clothes Make the Girl —  sweet and spicy with a kick!
Shrimp Cocktail
Christmas Punch – Ginger ale w/TJ’s Orange Mango Juice or Cranberry Cocktail

Christmas Dinner

Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic and Horseradish Crust  — #paleo
Homemade Horseradish Sauce — #paleo (using homemade mayo)<
Mashed Potatoes — (Grandma is handling these)
Roasted Asparagus — #paleo
Broccoli Salad — #paleoified:  skip the cheese and sugar, use homemade mayo and real bacon.


Christmas Cookies – mostly non paleo
Cheesecake – not paleo, but will use a gluten-free crust (will try and get a recipe together soon)
Trifle – SIL is providing

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3 Responses to 2012 Christmas Menu

  1. 1
    Anne says:

    Re the cheesecake, I actually prefer making a nut crust on ours now (after back and forth with a gf diet for my daughter and myself). Almond flour, ground pecans, cinnamon, sugar, butter. Little coconut flour to bind. Doesn’t get as soggy!

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      Kendra says:

      thanks Anne! I spent a while searching for gluten-free crusts and saw that the almond crust was a popular option. I was hankering for a gingersnap flavor, so I opted to buy GF gingersnaps from Trader Joe’s. It’s chilling in the fridge now, can’t wait to try it!

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        Anne says:

        how was it? I understand hankerings… I think I might try the two ideas together– ginger and a little molasses along with the nuts and butter.

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