Sunday, November 29, 2015

Meal Plan Monday....11/30

Dessert of the week.....Praline Crack.......another Holiday candy recipe...these are so good.

Monday.....The Best Pot Roast ever. Just saying... I will make mashed potatoes with this and green beans with Sister Shubert Rolls....YUM.

Tuesday...7 can Soup....don't knock it till you try it. I once had a friend eat this soup and tell me it was the best soup she had ever had. It is one of the easiest I can tell you that much. I'm doing a Soup Swap in January for my Sunday School class...I cannot wait to share those recipes with you all!

Wednesday....leftover soup with a grilled cheese sandwich

Thursday....Man Sandwich with tater tots (Pioneer Woman Recipe!!)

Friday....Date Night with Scott!!

Saturday....Christmas Shopping with my girl in Nashville. I'm sure we will eat some place amazing!!!

Sunday....Garlic Bread Pizza.....very easy and kids love it. I'll add a salad to it.

I send Lunch box notes and jokes with Miller everyday. If I miss one he lets me know. I'm sending you guys Christmas ones for your kiddos.

I've compiled a list of Appetizers. I know this time of year...everyone gets asked to bring something somewhere.

Man Dip....because they eat all of it.

Bacon Wrapped of Madison's favorite appetizers. She could eat the whole pan if I allowed her too. Literally.

Veggie Pizza...this is like a salad appetizer. We love them. I use fresh broccoli.

Mississippi Sin Dip...its so good. Could be a meal.

Jalepeno Popper Dip....very easy and very good. A crowd pleaser. Don't get the Jalepeno juice on your hands.

Artichoke/Spinach Dip...we eat this all year long.

Warm Gooey Bacon and Cheese Dip

Dill Pickle Dip...we make this on vacation and in the summer time a lot. Madison and I can eat it for a whole a meal. Addicting.

Jingle Jangle Punch

Peppermint Stick Martini, The Grinch Cocktail, Partridge in a Pear Tree, Peppermint Pomegranate 

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Activities for the little ones......

Reindeer Print

Reindeer finger print coffee cup

Snowman Ice Cream

Candy Cookie Cones...we have done this every year. Miller loves it.

Footprint Christmas Tree

Handprint Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree hands....this is cute for a teacher gift. Do each kids hands and frame it.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Menu Plan Monday 11/23 Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I'm on vacation.....but here are some recipes for you to check out. 

Dessert of the week...Crock Pot Candy Peanut Clusters...thought I would start posting Christmas Candy ideas

Monday...Crock Pot BBQ Nachos...this is a great meal that the kids will love. Make it a movie night with them.

Tuesday...Chicken Alfredo Casserole with a side salad

Wednesday....Fried Egg BLT...I make this a lot. Madison can even make it. We eat it for any meal. Miller puts chips with it.



Saturday....Mexican Spaghetti......(New recipe)

Sunday.....Miller's 10th Birthday!!! Eating out

The twinkling of lights, the crisp can almost smell Christmas. There is so much to love about this time of year. I've already decorated my home. Yes, its done. This year I wanted to "decorate in November and celebrate in December" least thats what I read in a magazine.
I just do not want to be stressed out. I want to smile and enjoy this season. I'm going to take time for me, sure my December calendar is already booked up...but I took some days and marked them off for...1. Baking day with the kids..2. Lazy Sunday watching a Christmas movie and laying on the couch...3. the 23rd of December every single year is for just my family of 4....we get up and go to the mall and grab hot chocolate and watch people. Yep, watch people run around and do last minute things. Then we have lunch out by the mall and I cook a fun meal that night and we watch movies and camp by the tree. This is a tradition we have done for years. I LOVE it.

Start making lists now, if you already haven't. Look at your calendar and mark a day off for you. Even if its just laying on the couch watching the Hallmark channel. I know making lists does not come naturally for some....but it works. I have a Christmas Journal that I write in and hold onto for every year. It helps me to remember how I decorated something or who I send a Christmas card too. I keep it on me most days. I have favorite foods, gift ideas, lists of items I need to pick up.
Start on your Christmas cards now. Either start addressing them, pick up your Holiday Stamps, or figure out the family photo. Doing this in 3 weeks will be stressful and overwhelming. On line shop as much as you can. It is just easier. Get ready for Black Friday ads now.
If you do not have a Christmas Club...I urge you to do one. We have had money taken out of Scotts check for years. They send it to me in November. Its such a nice relief. I have told more friends to do this. Check with your bank or employer.

Carry Germ X with you. Keep your hands clean. No one likes being sick during the holidays. Take vitamins. Stress can weaken your immune system.
Say no. It's ok. You cannot do everything.

Try and remember that this time of year comes and goes. Make memories that will last a lifetime.
Scott proposed to me on Christmas Eve. I remember every detail.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Be thankful! We are all blessed.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Meal Plan Monday....its back

I'm Back!!!! So, hopefully I will not get hacked anymore! So sorry its been awhile since I sent this out. I'm back in time for the holidays!!

Dessert of the week....Snicker Salad

Monday....Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with oven fries

Tuesday....Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with fruit on the side

Wednesday...Lasagna Soup with french bread to dip in it. (I will freeze the rest for another day)

Thursday....Italian Subs with chips

Friday....Chicken Tacos in the crock pot

Saturday....Eating out

Sunday.....Eating out

So its almost Thanksgiving! I have been preparing. My carpets have been cleaned and the house has been deep cleaned. I'm ready! 

The next few weeks I will give tips on how to get thru the madness and relax.

I hope you are well.