I have several holiday recipes on the blog that you can find here, here, and here; but what’s wrong with a couple more! My family and I will be traveling to visit my wonderful in-laws for Thanksgiving, so I thought I would come up with two fun side dishes that I can make and share while we are there. Both are scrumptious and I’m looking forward to making both again in just a few days!
So, on Wednesday, during Rowan’s 2 year check up, I was bragging to Rowan’s pediatrician about how healthy we all have been and have somehow avoided being sick, except for the fact that I was in the midst of fighting a cold, and of course when I picked up Jaden two short days later on Friday, he was feverish and exhausted. So yes, we got sick, BUT – I honestly believe that it could be so much worse. I have heard frightening tales of weeks of the flu and trips to the ER and I think we’ll have this thing licked by tomorrow… I hope…
So food this weekend has been kind of random, until tonight when John cooked us an awesome meal. But yesterday was decent with leftover’s from Thursday night for breakfast, and for lunch I made a salmon salad: diced up leftover salmon patty, mixed with two chopped hard boiled eggs, two dill pickles, mayo, sunflower seeds, red wine vinager, dill, and pepper. By dinner time I had a sick 6 year old, a tired 2 year old, and 14 year old who volunteered to make breakfast for dinner. John was late at the office so Coby whipped up some gluten free pancakes from a mix from TJ’s, added blueberries, and he made his Paul Bunyan style. Not paleo, but it worked and what’s a kids life without pancakes (gluten free of course) every now and then.
John later brought home a turkey breast from Raley’s and a caesar salad which of course we threw out the croutons, as much as I would like to, this girl can’t live on pancakes for dinner, I gotta have my meat!!
Today for breakfast we had carnitas from TJ’s scrambled with eggs and frozen bell peppers and onion mix. We ate a late breakfast so kind of just snacked for lunch on salami and coleslaw. Dinner was awesome. John grilled rib-eye with a spice rub from Raley’s which is pictured. He also grilled bell peppers and I made my favorite sweet potatoes: pressure cook 4-5 peeled sweet potatoes for 14 minutes, melt a stick of organic butter, mix with mashed up potatoes along with a cup of applesauce, a bunch of cinnamon, a few shakes of dried ginger, and a small drizzle of honey. I don’t make these very often or I would live off of them…these are a weekend treat for sure…