Hiya. Merry (almost) Christmas friends! We have been quite the busy bees with vacation, traveling from Iowa to South Carolina to Florida and so on!
Things finally settled down for literally, like, ONE day and now we’re ramping up for Christmas.
This year, we’re trying something different. The Huzz’s family always had their big meal on Christmas Eve. Growing up, my family always had the BIG meal on Christmas day. (Seriously, y’all, my mom cooked and baked for days!!! Her spread is crazy big!) This year, we are going to follow in the tradition of the Huzz’s side and have our big meal on Christmas Eve.
Here’s what we plan to make. Click on the colored words to follow the links to the recipes.
And by the way, it’s 8:30 pm on December 23rd and I’ve only accomplished ONE THING on this list…yeah, I better get to getting!
Christmas Dinner and Treats:
Mojo Crockpot Chicken (Click here to see how to make homemade mojo marinade. There’s not a recipe for this one. I’m making it up. I’ll put the chicken in the crockpot. Pour the mojo on a whole chicken. Probably throw in a chopped onion, some adobo seasoning, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and oregano. Cook on low for 8 hours.)
Grilled Asparagus (Rinse asparagus, snap off ends, season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill on medium on grill pan until tender.)
Classic Dinner Rolls (Sub non-dairy milk and vegan butter. Use the bread machine to make dough on dough setting.)
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Fudge (I used SO Delicious boxed Culinary Coconut Milk Lite. This is the one recipe I’ve made so far. I’ve only licked the spoon and it was AMAZING!)
Buckeyes (Use vegan butter and Enjoy Life chocolate chips)
Pumpkin Pie with Coco Whip from SO Delicious
Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe for breakfast on Christmas morning (I have a cinnamon sensitivity so I’m omitting the cinnamon. I might sub allspice but most likely I’ll add brown sugar instead of the cinnamon or allspice.)
That’s our safe menu plan.
This Christmas, we’ve been teaching SG that Christmas is not about getting gifts or Santa.
In our house, we’re trying to focus on the ultimate gift, the gift of a precious babe born into this world to save us from our sins. God gave us the ultimate gift of Jesus, which is why our little family celebrates Christmas.
“I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”
We hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. I wish you all a safe and wonderful day together filled with lots of safe food!