Happy Christmas Eve!
The excitement at our house is at full throttle. Honestly, I'm not sure who is more excited - me or the kids! This is my favorite part of the entire season! All the busy work is done and now we get to sit back and have fun. I absolutely love it!
I've had a few people questions about how I stick to a keto diet over the holiday season and I honestly wasn't sure how or even if I was going to. After thinking about it and reflecting on what has worked for me, and more importantly what hasn't worked over the past several holidays, I finally have my game plan in place. I shared it with my instagram friends last night - but if you missed it, check it out in the video below!
Let me know your strategy for holiday meals in the comments below, I am always looking for new tips and ideas!
On to this weeks menu ...
We start the week with Christmas and dinner with family. Even though dinner will be out, I will cook brunch for my family Christmas morning. We are having Breakfast Casserole and a french toast casserole *hopefully. I will likely have leftover casseroles for lunches several days this week, which is A-OK with me because breakfast foods are the best foods as far as I'm concerned :).
The boys are off of school for the rest of the week and so I am putting them in charge of supper on Tuesday night. I planned a simple spaghetti for them to make - I will update you on how it turns out!
Wednesday night we are having one of my husbands favorite meals Cajun chicken "pasta". If you are responsible for feeding non keto folk - this is a recipe that will likely win them over! It tastes so indulgent, even with the zoodles, that it will please just about anyone! The fact that it's full of vegetables and everyone in my family eats it, should tell you all you need to know.
The weather this coming week is finally looking like winter - which I LOVE! So, Thursday I am going to make a simple crock pot taco soup which is another crowd pleaser. Something about a soup simmering in the crock pot on a cold winter day just says cozy - and cozy is my favorite four letter word!
Friday night I am going to take another crack at the Mississippi pot roast. The last time I made it, I only used half on the ingredients - so, I still have everything I need. PLUS - it's another crock pot meal, and I already told you how I feel about that :).
I am moving our usual Tuesday night leftovers to Saturday, and then Sunday it New Years Eve! We will be staying home and enjoying the evening with our kids. Per the kids request we are having homemade pizza's and some kind of dessert which has yet to be determined. I'm totally open to suggestions though!
Also, about this week - all the meals, I mean ALL - as is, 100% are from my stockpile! That means I don't have to brave the grocery store during a holiday week AND I can escape the month of December ahead of the game. It may be just a little sad how happy this makes me.
All of the recipes for this weeks menu can be found HERE! I don't have recipes for everything, but all the recipes I DO have will be posted :). If you want a recipe that isn't posted, feel free to ask and I will do my best to share how I make it with you!
Last week was pretty smooth sailing
The big winner was the cream herb chicken which I was FINALLY able to try! It definitely lived up to all the hype and I am sure that you will be seeing it on the menu again. We got a gift card for BW3 from a friend as a Christmas gift, and so we opted to eat out Saturday night instead of cooking. I was really not feeling like cooking, but I'm bummed I didn't get to try the chicken pot pie recipe that I've come up with. I promise you will see it on the menu and the blog soon.
You can check out last weeks menu post HERE!
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