Merry Christmas!

It is that time of year. "The stockings are hung by the chimney with care in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon will be there." It is hard to believe that Christmas is only 3 days away. I don't know about you all, but we have been busy around our house baking Christmas goodies, wrapping presents, shopping for food for holiday meals and trying to fit time in with family and friends. I wanted to make sure that I shared with you what I am planning on making for Christmas day. We are hosting about 9 people total over at our house for Christmas. 

Christmas Menu

Cheese ball and Black bean dip for appetizers

Pork loin prepared with rosemary and garlic 

Mashed potatoes 

Salad 

Green beans 

Fruit salad 

Rolls 

Yule log and Ginger bread treats for dessert

As  you can see, it is totally possible to plan ahead and make a delicious and healthy holiday meal. Make sure to make a list of the items that you will need so you don't end up at the grocery store multiple times. Then don't be afraid to delegate some of the cooking to those who are coming over. Thankfully our friends and family are all bring a couple of dishes so I am responsible for the the pork, the green beans and the cheese ball. Also try to include multiple food groups in our holiday spread - we have a lean meat option, 2 vegetables, 1 fruit, and some starch or carbohydrate in the potatoes and rolls. Enjoy this time of year with family and friends. Take the time to not stress about all the fixings, but make memories with those you care about. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 Enjoy time with your family and friends this Christmas and remember "everything in moderation!" 

Enjoy time with your family and friends this Christmas and remember "everything in moderation!"