Time has gotten away from me and Monday has become Friday! Sometimes I think I am the queen of procrastinators and this Christmas I’ve proved myself right! I’ve waited until Christmas is less than 2 days away to finalize our Holiday Menu.
For lots of people their Holiday Menu remains the same every year, for others like me, the Holiday menu is a combination of traditional recipes with a few changes and additions every year. (that I sometimes wait until the last minute to plan!) So for this weeks Friday finds, were looking at different side dishes you can add to your Holiday Spread.
In our house, there are alway a few dishes that are always present. We traditionally have Turkey, Ham, Pastelles, Stewed Pigeon Peas and Christmas rice. Then sometimes we throw in a Macaroni Pie or Scalloped Potatoes, plus a veggie dish such as my Sweet and Spicy Brussel Sprouts. This year, as I’ll be celebrating Christmas in Canada, we decided to give the Holiday Menu a traditional spread.
A simple menu, but delicious for sure! Unfortunately with all the Holiday plans we missed last weeks Friday Finds. So we’re moving Friday to Monday and giving you a few Holiday Menu Finds today for that lat minute burst of inspiration!
Quinoa Salad If you’re looking for a delicious and low carb side dish to add to your Holiday spread, try our Vegan Quinoa Salad. Filled with cranberries and a vinaigrette dressing, it makes a great Holiday addition.
Sweet and Spicy Brussel Sprouts If you’re looking for something in the way of a veggie side dish, try our Sweet and Spicy Brussel Sprouts. A great and tasty addition to any meal, it will sure to be a hit for Christmas.
Also try our Green Fig & Potato Salad! A real winner in our house.
Many of the dishes are holiday staples in Trinidad. Some have been passed down form generation to generation and others we’ve made for so long that we don’t have recipes but cook them from our hearts. We’re working on creating recipes for them to share, but here are some links to other’s who’ve made them so that you can make them too!
Pastelles No Christmas in Trinidad would be complete without these meat filled treats. We make ours even year on Christmas Eve just in time for Christmas morning and lunch! Check out this recipe from Foodie Nation
Something that we’ve had on our Holiday menu from time to time is Christmas rice. We make our by steaming the rice with the veggies and holiday add ins, but this version from Simply Trini Cooking would also do the trick!