Sunday, December 25, 2011

Healthy & Yummy Christmas Dinner

Tonight's Christmas dinner was so yum! Gluten-free, low carb (with the exception of potato), and low sugar. Completely grain-free. :)

Unfortunately... no pictures! We pretty much devoured the food before I got the chance. Lol.

Another holiday dinner made by me without too much failure... the chocolate on the strawberries was a bit too bitter, but otherwise I'm very happy and proud of myself! Thanks to my mom for throwing the salad together, and to my cousin for helping me with tasks like washing and cutting things, making the crust for the pie, and listening to me whine. ;)

Here's the menu:

For dinner:

  • Smokey Roast Beef with red and white onions (Instead of ground chipotle, I used this McCormick seasoning)
  • Baked Potatoes (Wrap potatoes in foil and baked until middles are soft)
  • Broccoli and Spinach with Blanched Almond Slivers in Cheese Sauce (Melt cheeses of choice in a saucepan with a bit of heavy cream, some butter, sour cream, and a bit of water to thin it out. Add some black pepper and paprika to taste. Saute vegetables in shallow pan with oil of choice and add almonds at the last minute. Drizzle the cheese sauce on top of the veggies on your plate.)
  • Bacon-Wrapped Persimmons (Minus the skewers, and cut into fourths instead of eighths)
  • Romaine Salad with Red Cabbage and Red Onions (Just cut everything up and tossed together)
  • Low-Sugar Sparkling Punch (50% less sugar juices mixed with water, ginger ale, and lemon and lime juice. Add a few packets of Truvia or NuNaturals NuStevia for more sweetness if necessary)


And for dessert:



Now, the family's spread out on their various techno-gadgets (Mom on the computer, Dad watching TV, me sort of watching TV and on my computer, my cousin's on her computer, and my brother's on his PS3)... thank God for food bringing us close together for a holiday moment, though! :P

Again, Merry Christmas, and thank you Jesus for being our savior... and thank you the myth of Santa for presents... Lol. And oh boy, I can't wait to go shopping tomorrow with my holiday monies :D

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