Every year since Jeff & I moved into our own home I have played host on Christmas day, serving a themed dinner to both of our families. Two years ago we introduced our family to Paleo for the first time and last year we kept it clean with a tapas Paleo Christmas menu. This year I’m continuing the tradition, and this is what I’m planning to serve.
Determining my menu has been a daunting task that’s been looming over me the entire time we were away on our road trip south. With all the different foods I was having while in Miami and Atlanta I just couldn’t decide on a theme. I was juggling between a couple different ones, Paleo Southern food being one, but I’ve decided to go in another direction.
I don’t know anyone who’s not a fan of eating breakfast, for dinner. So why don’t we do it more often? I typically will throw an egg on anything but I decided to try out some new recipes and kill two birds with one stone.
So, for our Paleo Christmas day theme, I’ve decided on Paleo Brunch! Here’s a look at the menu (we’ll see how much or how little I actually accomplish). :)
Paleo Christmas Brunch Menu
- Sausage and Leek Paleo Breakfast Casserole (similar to this one)
- Mini White Russian Bundt Cakes (inspired by Betsy, Queen of The Bundt)
- Bite-sized Primal Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese (inspiration from the image below, thanks to tastespotting.com)
- Overnight Baked French Toast with Blueberries
- Sweet Potato Pommes Anna
- Florida Citrus Salad with Coconut & Mint (ingredients thanks to the fruit we gathered at the U-Pick orange & grapefruit orchard we stopped at in Florida on our way home)
Our Typical Christmas Meal
If you’re looking for inspiration for what to add to your Paleo Christmas Menu, my mom always prepares fish and seafood for dinner on Christmas Eve. One dish, I’ve affectionately named Crab-Ass Salad, is served as an appetizer along side a main dish of snails or cod or squid or mussels or really any other water-based protein you can think of. ;)
But if you’re the I serve ham for MY Paleo Christmas kind of person, maybe you’d be interested in a savory Paleo ham recipe.
Last year I made turkey.
Feel free to check out my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu for some additional foodspiration.
No matter what you put on your menu I hope you have a fabulous day whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or simply your favorite furry friend. :)