Christmas Food Cooking Challenge

Red Beets And Golden Beets
We bought two bunches of beets – red and golden.
On the Saturday before Christmas, we made our usual trip to the farmers market. We had several days of food to plan for and we bought a lot of veggies. We bought more based on what sounded good, rather than with a plan for what to cook. We wound up buying kale, spinach, cauliflower, red beets, golden beets, Brussels sprouts, and cherry tomatoes.

Beets And Brussels Sprouts
Beets And Brussels Sprouts
After we got it all home, I began to wonder what I would do with all those veggies. It seemed like a lot! Plus, it seemed that I would have so many different dishes. So I set to work with the challenge of using everything. Oh, yeah. We also had mushrooms from the week before that we hadn’t used. I needed to use those up as well. Here’s what I came up with:

First up, I created a dish with beets and Brussels sprouts. I also used balsamic vinegar, onion, and slivered almonds in this dish. Delicious! Recipe coming soon!

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Next were the mushrooms. We have a Christmas Eve tradition of having steaks cooked on the grill. I love to have sauteed mushrooms and onions with steak. So I combined the mushrooms with onions we had on hand.

Sauteed Kale With Almonds And Raisins
Sauteed Kale With Almonds And Raisins
I was wanting to try something different with the kale. I wound up cooking the kale with almonds and raisins and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Recipe coming soon!

Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower
Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower
The cauliflower was easy. My Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower is easy and delicious.

And that left the spinach and cherry tomatoes. I wasn’t very inventive here. I put them together in a salad with my Jalapeño Lime Salad Dressing.

Do you challenge yourself in your cooking? Or would you like to learn more skills? Let me know as I have some cooking classes coming up.
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4 thoughts on “Christmas Food Cooking Challenge”

  1. Okay, I’m going to have to try your cauliflower recipe–I was wanting to start adding more cauliflower to our vegetable sides. Also, I can’t wait for your kale recipe! We love kale here and I need some new ways to fix it.

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