I normally travel back back home for Christmas but we’re going to skip the pricey Christmas airplane tickets and go a little later. This means I’m on the hook for cooking turkey dinner this year and I’m going to knock it out of the park!
So, here’s what I have planned for the day. I’m going to have my Crock Pot and Instant Pot out to free up some space on my stove top and do what I can ahead of time. Fingers crossed that it goes smoothly. If not, I’ll make extra gravy and get people to douse their food in it–I mean, gravy can fix most anything, right?
You know the old adage about eating with your eyes first? It’s so true. Just look how beautiful Fit Living Eats’ Holiday Pomegranate Guacamole on Roasted Sweet Potato Toasts look.
Give your guests something to dip into with this wonderful Paleo Spinach Artichoke Dip by Mary’s Whole Life. Whole30 never looked so good!
These sweet potato cranberry turkey poppers by Unbound Wellness look so deliciously festive. I expect these to fly off the plate as soon as I put them down. This is definitely a make ahead app!
Meet the star of my Christmas dinner this year–Flavor The Moments’ Dry Brined Orange Rosemary Roasted Turkey It looks like a work of art and I plan on parading this out to the table while my guests stand up and applaud the beauty of this turkey! Well, if the standing applause doesn’t happen, there had better be compliments or everyone will be asked to leave.
I’m all about getting anything and everything off the stove top when I have to cook a big meal. Grab your crockpot and whip up these amazing Whole30 crockpot mashed potatoes by 40 Aprons.
My guests aren’t on Whole30 so I’ll be making my traditional Acadian stuffing for them but will cook up this beautiful Riced Cauliflower Stuffing from Mary’s Whole Life for myself and anyone else that wants to try it. I’m pretty sure this will end up on other people’s plates!
Waitrose’s Buttered Turnip and Carrot Mash “Substitute the butter with ghee and you’ve got yourself a delicious Whole30 compliant side dish. This is sure to be a family favourite!”
Primal Gourmet’s Green Bean Almondine “Green Bean Almondine is a classic, French side dish that comes together in just 15 min. This Whole30 version requires minimum effort & yields maximum reward.”
The Endless Meal’s Garlic Bacon Mushrooms “These crazy delicious Garlic Bacon Mushrooms are the ultimate side dish. They’re easy enough to make as a weeknight side yet tasty enough to serve alongside a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.”
The Busy Baker’s Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots “These Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots make the perfect holiday side dish for your Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner! They’re on the table in 30 minutes or less with only 4 ingredients!” Remember to use ghee instead of butter.
40 Aprons’ Instant Pot Easy Whole30 Cranberry Sauce With Apples and Rosemary “This Instant Pot Whole30 cranberry sauce with apples and rosemary is the perfect Whole30 cranberry sauce: sweet and tart with no added sweeteners at all!”
Cook Eat Paleo’s Easy Paleo Gravy “This easy paleo gravy is perfect over my favorite mashed potato swap for the holidays—roasted garlic cauliflower celery root mash. Try this gravy over roast turkey and stuffing and you’ll never miss the flour!”