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Biscuits

I’ve been writing about doing things to feed your soul lately…today I wanted to share about feeding your soul through your tummy! Here’s some recipes that I’m planning to make this week – we aren’t having a traditional Christmas dinner, as we had Canadian Thanksgiving, American Thanksgiving recently…we are turkeyed out (and I gave up eating meat four months ago!). I’m going to contribute some dishes for our appetizer feast with my family on Christmas Eve, and then on Christmas Day we will have a breakfast casserole thing in the morning, and we’ve planned a seafood boil for dinner that day – totally switching it up!!! Here’s some recipes I’m planning to try out this week (including my all-time favorite dip that I’ve been LOVING since I was a tiny kid):

Shrimp Dip

  • 1/2 cup chili sauce I used Heinz
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated onion use your cheese grater
  • 1 teaspoon creamed horseradish
  • 1 dash or two of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 dash or two, or three of Tabasco Sauce
  • 1/2 pound cooked salad shrimp or shrimp meat can sub small can shrimp, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  1. Use an electric mixer to blend the chili sauce into the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until very smooth. Add all of the remaining ingredients, except the shrimp, and blend until well combined.
  2. Use a spoon to fold in the shrimp and chives, reserving a couple of tablespoons of shrimp for garnish. Cover and chill for at least an hour or two prior to serving.
  3. Pile the reserved shrimp in the center of the dip and serve with Ritz Crackers and celery sticks (or ripple chips…or a spoon, to be honest).

Country Shrimp Boil

  • 1 tablespoon crab boil seasoning (old bay) plus extra for sprinkling
  • 12 baby red potatoes or any small potatoes
  • 6 ears of fresh corn, cut in half
  • 12 ounce bottle beer
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 (one pound) packages smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, fresh or frozen
  1. In a stockpot, add the seasoning, potatoes, corn, beer, onion and sausage.
  2. Cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp and cook about 3 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink.
  5. Drain the liquid into the sink and serve boil.
  6. Sprinkle with extra crab boil seasoning.

Low Carb Breakfast Casserole

  • 1 pound vegetarian sausage
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon Frank’s red hot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Brown the vegetarian sausage in a large skillet, crumbling as it cooks. Drain grease and set aside.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and add the milk. Whisk together until well combined.
  4. Stir in the sausage, bacon, cheddar, onion, pepper, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until eggs are set and edges are golden brown.
  6. Let cool 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Some years we go way over the top and make tons of dishes, traditional food, etc…this is not one of those years. I’m working most of the holiday time, so I’ve not got a ton of spare time to get things together, and I’m on a bit of a quest to simplify things in my life at the moment anyway, so….keepin’ it simple this year. Hopefully it will still be lovely and all will be nice – maybe I will be starting a new tradition! 🎄

What traditions do you celebrate during the holidays?

Xxx

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