Lately I’ve been feeling more creative than usual- and actually came up with another recipe last week! I used the ingredients I was planning to cook with anyway, plus some other things I had on hand.
My meal plan was initially to just cook up some boring chicken on the stove, with some spices on it. I was also going to roast some butternut squash and make green beans. But how boring does that sound? So I decided to change things up by adding some bacon, oils, and spices, and turning it into a one-pan roast!
The nice thing about meals like this is that I was able to do all the work for the meal (cook the bacon, chicken, etc) and put it all into the pan before we were ready to eat- clean all of that up- and then put the meal in the oven right when we are ready. This allowed me to enjoy some wine while dinner was cooking plus made the post-dinner clean up easier!
[yumprint-recipe id=’7′]I’ve also been hit with the baking bug lately- it must be the holiday season! On Friday night I came home and got in the Christmas spirit by baking cookies and wrapping presents. I made these Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Cookie Chrunicles.
Then, during my weekend meal prep I made these Paleo Chocolate Pecan Bites by My Healthy Happy Home. I was a little nervous to make these because they require more steps than I am used to, but they actually were pretty easy to make! (But mine don’t look anywhere near as pretty as Giselle’s:))
What kinds of holiday foods have you been eating lately?
Thanks, Jenn, for hosting the link-up!