Sunday, December 27, 2015

Menu Plan December 28th...Happy New Year!!











Dessert of the week......Peanut Butter Pie Poke Cake


Tuesday......Crock Pot Sausage and Tortellini,  I'll add a small salad to it.

Wednesday....leftovers

Thursday....New Years Eve...Take Out

Friday.....Happy New Years...I'll be making Italian BeefBlack eyed peas, turnip greens, mac and cheese  and cornbread


Sunday......Brunch after Church....Sausage, Pepper and Mushroom Hash 
Dinner will be Asian Steak Bites over jasmine rice with steamed zucchini and a side of Cucumber Tomato Salad

We had a wonderful Christmas. So blessed.

This website has several crockpot meals...you can even freeze these ahead of time too.

As this year comes to an end...don't look back on disappointments. Be thankful for where you are. 
I dont do resolutions, I just try and do better at certain things. I love Bucket Lists. 

I will leave you all with this....10 reminders as we walk into 2016...

1. Laugh a lot.

2. Take a day off....do something just for you. 

3. Spend time with someone older. If you are lucky to have a grandparent alive, ask them questions. Time, is something we all want but never use.

4. Be Loyal. With love, friendship and most importantly your family. Keep your word.

5. Cereal is ok for Breakfast. Why not???

6. Go Outside More....winter time blues will set in by the middle of January, get your sunlight and breathe the fresh air to help with it. 

7. Make a plan.....or have a goal, or start a list....it just feels better.

8. Forgive. It gives you peace. Then let it go. 

9. Stay Humble and know yourself.

10. Just be nice. Smile more. Life is too short to be in a bad mood.

Happy 2016 my friends!!

Hugs, 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Menu Plan Monday December 21st Merry Christmas!!!!





Dessert of the week...Christmas Trifle 

Monday...Chicken Alfredo  with texas toast

Tuesday....Cheesesteak Casserole..this is a new recipe. It looks great. I can keep you all updated. I will serve french fries on the side.

Wednesday.....The 23rd of December is spent with just my family of 4. We have done this for years. This year Scott is working so we are meeting him for lunch. The kids and I will still do our mall run. For dinner I let the kids pick....Crock pot Meatballs in gravy with mashed potatoes and green beans, rolls
We will watch Christmas Movies and camp out by the tree. A tradition I hope we will keep forever.

Thursday....Christmas Eve...I'm bringing to mommas...a Chicken Nugget Platter for the kids, and Captain Rodneys Dip...you can buy the sauce at Banks Market, and most Liquor Stores or Specialty Stores. Such a great dip!

Friday.....Christmas Day...Breakfast at Scott's mommas house...Bacon, Eggs, Sausage Biscuits and Gravy, fruit....A late lunch at my moms, Ham, Potato Casserole, Broccoli Salad, Green Beans, Rolls, Deviled Eggs..Dessert...Coconut Cake..I started making this cake 20 years ago. I try and make it every year. It is from scratch. I found it in an old cookbook and googled the ingredients so you guys can have it. I make it a day before so it has time to sit.

Saturday...Leftovers

Sunday...Chicken Enchiladas Rice Casserole

Desserts and Candy to make....

Santa Hat Brownies.....add the strawberries and cream right before serving. Make sure the brownie is completely cool.

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

Peppermint Poke Cake

Oreo Peppermint Bark

Reindeer Treats

Holiday Mint Brownies

Christmas Twizzler Cake

Melting Snowman Cookie Balls

White Chocolate Popcorn

Peanut Butter Balls

Christmas Crack

Cranberry Orange Bread

Blueberry Muffin Bread

Lemon Bread

Pecan Coconut Banana Bread

Its here. The week we have all waited for. Last minute shopping, 
traffic jams, long lines, stressed out people. Lets not be like that.  
Lets smile at the cashier who stands on her feet for 8 hours and 
wish her a Merry Christmas. 
Remember to smile this season...at the gas station, the bank, the 
mall, at the police and firemen.

This last week...I send to Scott's work a plate of candy and 
breads. They love it. I also run to greet my trash men with hot 
chocolate, I do last minute preparations around the house such 
as spot cleaning....example...dusting, vacuuming, bathrooms. 
Sweep floors. Try and accompolish most of this by Tuesday so 
the rest of the holiday can be resting.

Do little crafts with kids, make gingerbread houses (you can buy  
these at Micheal's or Walmart and they are cheap). Make sugar 
cookies, again you can buy kits at Micheal's for cheap....grab a 
coupon online for one. 

If you have never volunteered for a food drive or ringing a bell 
for the Salvation Army or even Martha's Vinyard...you are  
missing the blessing. If you have middle school or teenagers 
take them. They will realize how blessed they really are. We 
help at our church for a food drive. Madison goes with us. Its 
nice family time with her.

I have last minute dinner get togethers this week. Old friends 
and family....these moments are so nice.


Another nice thing to do this week is to take a Christmas card 
and at dinner pray for that family. Your children will 
start to understand why its so important to care for others. 
Dont forget to read Christmas stories to the little ones this week.  
Take that time for them. I know they are hyper and jumping 
around....but watch the spirit through their eyes...it will melt   
your heart. Grab the Polar Express or A Christmas Story some 
popcorn and watch it all the way thru with them. Laugh....watch 
them laugh.


Stay up on your laundry this week early....no one wants dirty 
laundry at Christmas. Try to get your outfits for the family 
planned by Wednesday and ironed or picked up by the cleaners 
so you are not stressing over this. Go to the bank and get cash 
for the weekend...dont stress.


Batteries....pick them up today. Make sure all cameras and video  
cameras are charged and ready. Dont wait. Get your 2016 
calenders this week. Be ready.  

And make sure all your prescriptions get called in before 
12/31....if you are like me you have already met your 
deductible....so pick these up before 1/1!


I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. It's about our Lord 
Jesus Christ. Thank him for your blessings. 
Hugs,