I love this week’s theme: nuts and seeds! Honestly, I eat a jinormous quantity of both and can’t imagine life without them. Nutritious, full of fiber, portable, easy…very few days go by without me eating nuts! And almost all of my recipes have them, because I’m such a big fan. So a big thanks to In My Box for hosting this week’s menu plan.
This week is much like week’s past–trying to balance all of the holiday excitement with the need for sleep! I’ve decided to do much less baking this year and I’m very glad. However, I’m still making rugelach, a chocolate orange cake, the Daring baker challenge (I almost hyperventilated when I read it), chocolate covered pomegranate seeds, peppermint meringues and fruit and nut bars. I guess I’m not taking it that easy.
Many of the nights we’ll be out, so I have little time to cook and so meals will be pretty simple:
Nightshade skillet meal with broccoli
Beef curry or beef in a Thai coconut sauce
Roasted Tomato soup with caramelized onion (from my freezer) and an avocado
Baked salmon and asparagus
To celebrate our weekly theme, I’ll be making a gingerbread out of almond flour…mmmm…..