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Real Food, Real Life Menu for Christmas Week

Our Christmas celebrations are generally low-key. We have brunch at Pa Kettle’s house, exchange gifts and return home for a long afternoon nap. Christmas night is spent watching movies and relaxing. We’re incorporating a new tradition for 2020, Jolabokaflod. The quick and dirty is this: spend Christmas Eve in bed reading a new book and eating (or drinking) chocolate. I think I’m gonna like this tradition!

Instead of preparing a full menu this week and next, we’re eating quick and easy meals. Some are simple salads, others are soups and main dishes we’ll pull from the freezer. This is where that meal prep really pays off in spades.

Mark’s Breakfast:
Cherry Breakfast Rice Bowl – New Recipe! – The flavor combination of orange and cinnamon remind me of Christmases past. For a hearty (man-sized) breakfast, double the brown rice and spices.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/clean-eating-recipes/cherry-breakfast-rice-bowls

Mark’s Lunch:
Mediterranean Pasta Salad – So satisfying! Red lentil penne holds up well in this salad, but any sturdy noodle will work. Don’t forget the feta for that creamy, salty goodness.
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/mediterranean-pasta-salad

Dinners:
Double Baked Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potatoes – Don’t skimp on that adobo sauce. So yum!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/these-double-baked-chipotle-chicken-sweet-potatoes

Cuban Style Rice and Beans with Turkey – New Recipe! She’s not the prettiest dinner, but she certainly is tasty. The poblano adds a layer of flavor, not heat.
https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/cuban-style-rice-beans-with-turkey

Kale Salad with Apricots and Almonds – We just can’t get enough of this simple salad.
https://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/2012/04/kale-salad-with-apricots-and-almonds

Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup – All the flavor, none of that pesky rolling of cabbage leaves. The recipe says it yields 12 servings. Um. Maybe if you’re feeding tiny people, or consider a cup of soup a serving? This makes 8 nice bowls of soup.
https://www.veggiebalance.com/cabbage-roll-in-a-bowl-slow-cooker-recipe

Snacks: With all the Christmas treats available right now, we’ll stick with fresh apples, bananas, pineapple and baby carrots with hummus for dipping. I’m taking some help from Aldi where the hummus is concerned. Their organic hummus is really delicious.

Treat:
Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies – It’s long past time to bring back these little goodies. We like them with Lily’s chocolate chips.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chocolate-chickpea-blondies

The holiday baking is done. Santa and Mrs. Claus have hung up their aprons for the season.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 5.11.2020

We brought our plants indoors Friday evening in anticipation of frost or a freeze. I’ve got asparagus babies ready to go into the ground along with some milkweed for the butterflies; dianthus and petunias for the window boxes on the garage.

It really was too cold this weekend to work outside except for a few hours Sunday afternoon, so we’ll set those garden tasks aside for a few more days. You know you’re a real adult when the highlight of your weekend is freshening up the mailbox with new numbers and a coat of paint for the flag! #sadbuttrue

Here is this week’s menu:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Paleo Almond Flour Biscuits – An old favorite from my keto days.
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch:
Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup – Simple, comfort food at its best!
https://www.veggiebalance.com/cabbage-roll-in-a-bowl-slow-cooker-recipe/

Convert Kale Salad – Hands down our favorite kale preparation. We’ve tried several different versions of kale salad but we keep coming back to this one.
http://belated-bloomer.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-little-wrap-up-of-these-finals-days.html

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas – Gotta fix these occasionally to keep my Carnivore in Residence happy. Don’t be afraid of all those spices. They’re a really nice blend, without a lot of heat.
https://kirbiecravings.com/sheet-pan-steak-fajitas/

Quick and Easy Chicken Salad – We love this one. Make it even easier by using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Lean Bean Meatballs with Greens and Rice – A new favorite dish!
https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/lean-bean-meatballs-with-greens-n-rice/

Snacks:
Bananas, Apples, Popcorn – blah-ditty, blah.

Treat:
Peanut Butter Cookies – if you’re expecting the peanut butter sugar-bomb of traditional cookies, you might be surprised with these. To my palate, these little bites have a peanut butter/banana flavor with just a hint of sweetness.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/pb-cookies/

I hope your week is off to a smooth start! Make it a good one!

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Copyright 2019-2021 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.