During the last few weeks I have been flooded with stories of successful Holiday Tables from around the country! They have appeared on Facebook, in my email and in daily conversation! Your stories of feeding your family tasty, nutrient dense food have blessed me. I would love to share with you a story from the Myers Holiday Table.
Milli has been a supporter of The Keyes Ingredients from day one. She is always eager to try new recipes and give suggestions on recipes to be included and shared with others. Milli is one of the fabulous trainers at Woodlands Family Chiropractic. She holds me accountable on mornings that make me want to stay in my nice, warm bed next to my sweet hubby. She makes a butt kicking at 5 am worth it! Here is her story from “The Myers’ Holiday Table”
My family celebrated my dad’s 90th birthday the weekend before Thanksgiving and since everyone would still be in town, I thought it would be great fun to have everyone over for Thanksgiving dinner! Before I knew it, our gathering grew and grew and grew to include family, in-laws, in-law’s family, and much loved friends. After all was said and done, we ended up with 18 people set to come to the house for dinner.
What in the WORLD was I thinking? That’s where my dear friend Michelle Keyes’ new cookbook Your Holiday Table came to the rescue. Once I read it, I knew it would make a great gift for my two sisters. My plan was to use the E.A.T. guide and serve healthy, delicious food from the cookbook and also to surprise my sisters with their own signed copies after Thanksgiving. They are both well acquainted with The Keyes Ingredients website and Michelle’s blog. A week or so before Dad’s birthday, my Louisiana sister, Kathi, called and said, “I ordered Michelle’s cookbook off of Amazon. It came today and I’m making the roasted vegetables because I have all of the ingredients.” When my Colorado sister, Jani arrived at our parent’s house, she texted me, “I ordered the Keyes Ingredients cookbook so I won’t have to call you all the time for recipes.” (So I now have two extra signed copies for gifts!)
When Kathi finished reading the cookbook, she volunteered to bring the Spiced Olives and Sweet Potatoes. Jani was in charge of the Gravy and Vegetable Medley. Then after thumbing through the book, my husband decided to make the Brussels (side note – I DO NOT eat Brussels. I’ve tried them all sorts of ways, and I just do not like them. I tried ONE and I actually ate the whole thing!) All told, our menu included the following from Your Holiday Table: Spiced Olives and Caprese Skewers for starters, Bread Stuffing, Gravy, Maple Sweet Potatoes, Brussels, Cranberry Sauce, and Vegetable Medley. At the last minute I decided to make the Cranberry Almond Bark. It was a HIT! Kathi decided she was going to give that and the Spiced Nuts for gifts this year.
We followed the E.A.T. plan and I have to say even with this being the largest holiday meal I’ve ever hosted at my house, it went off without a hitch. I wasn’t stressed, and after everyone left full and happy, my husband Mark and I looked at each other and said, “Well, we pulled it off!”Milli Myers
If you are hosting a holiday meal sometime soon, remember that Your Holiday Table is available for purchase on Amazon.
Until We Eat Again,
Your Holiday Table
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- 2½ cups nuts
- 2 Tablespoons grass fed butter
- 1½ Tablespoons maple sugar
- 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt the butter on the stove top and pour into large bowl
- Add the maple sugar, rosemary, cayenne pepper and salt to the melted butter
- Toss the nuts in the butter mixture
- Spread on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes