Do you have some SPECIAL traditions that you've created with your family at Christmas time?
One of the things we started doing when the kids were young, was preparing special finger foods on Christmas Eve and everyone looks forward to it. We would start the meal when someone spotted the FIRST STAR in the sky. (yeah, a little hard on a cloudy night, but other than that, the kids always looked forward to it when they were young.)
Preparing everything is fun for us all, plus we can relax and enjoy the evening before Christmas with everyone else!
I thought you might enjoy some ideas for your finger food table this Christmas or New Years
Some of the foods that end up on our table are new each year and some are yearly favorites like these: (I've linked ingredients, in case you'd like to find them in our store.)
One of the things I SO appreciate about building our ranch business, is that we've had the pleasure of meeting and working with you! - So many hard working creatives that are full of compassion, too! I'm inspired by you every day.
So, what happens when you work so hard and give out so much creative energy to the things you love?
Usually, it's easy to keep up the pace if your taking time to do what re-fills your energy. I've learned that what refills you is different for each person and you have to explore what that may be for yourself. For me, it's making sure I get a quiet hike in, or walk in the mountains, but it may be completely different for you!
One thing is for sure- When I have those days where there's so much to do that, getting exhausted just can't be helped, the last thing I want to do is think about what I'm going to make for dinner.
While I love to cook, there are still those days where it's just one more thing to be creative about. I love it when I'm stuck in a rut, making the same type of meals over and over, and someone jolts me out of it with a new recipe! (Printable at the end of this page). So, that's what I'd like to do for you!
So, here is one for you, if your needing a fresh idea right now! It's one that my mom has been making for years and passed along to me. It's better than any finger steak recipe I have tried and we get constant requests for it. It's perfect with lean cuts of pasture-fed beef and is equally amazing with deer or elk meat.
What ever you do, don't leave out the ginger!
It makes the flavor combination perfect, so make sure you include it.
The longer you marinate it, the more flavorful it will be...
You can use any type of flour~ gluten-free, whole grain, spelt, etc, etc...they all work!
Here's the recipe... Enjoy!
****We use organic San J soy sauce because it goes through a process of fermentation- this removes toxins from the soy, leaving a digestible product.
**** Marinating for at least 2 hours will give the best flavor. The longer, the better.
****Need pasture- fed beef for your finger steaks? We can get that for you on our order page.
Take care - and make sure you take care of yourself, too!
- Have questions? Of coarse, I'm happy to help! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A dedicated mother and wife who has a passion for everything healthy and gift for simplifying that knowledge and making it applicable for others.
Charise, (also goes by Rise) Takes care of the sheep with her sister, here on the ranch. She also milks cows, and loves creating natural cleaners with quality oils and ingredients, through her business: Natural Oil Health.