Merry Christmas!

Yay! It’s Christmas! My most favorite day of the year. Yes, I am one of those people. I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, and we put up two trees! I just love the holiday season! This year for dinner, I am trying to do something different than usual though. I mean, Thanksgiving was only a month ago, and I don’t want to eat all the same stuff. So in addition to ham, this is what I am adding to our menu:


Mac and Cheese

Roasted Corn Salad

Mashed Cauliflower

But of course, I have to make my traditional dessert or my family will riot:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!!


Menu Plan Monday 12/18/17



Wow, Christmas is almost here! Are you done with all of your Christmas prep yet? I still have some things to do, but I should be finished by Friday. (I hope). In the meantime, here’s what’s on our menu for the week:

Monday: Italian Stuffed Peppers

Tuesday: Spinach, Bacon and Bean Soup

Wednesday: Corn Chowder (crock pot)

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Chicken on the grill

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.

Holiday Baking

I can’t believe Christmas is only about two weeks away! I love this time of year, but boy is there a lot to do! One thing I really love about Christmas is all the baking I get to do. My kitchen is my happy place! I take one day each season to bake goodies for our family and friends and it’s tons of fun. These are some of the treats I’ll be making this year:

Peppermint Bark

Cookie Dough Fudge

Irish Toffee Bars

I will also be making various cookies and trying a few new recipes too! I’ll let you know how they turn out!

Menu Plan Monday 12/4/17



Welcome to December! Can you believe it’s the last month of the year? I can’t!! We’ve had a busy week already as Monday was my sister in law’s birthday so we all went out to dinner. I know things will only get busier from here with all the holiday activities going on to, so I am going to try to keep my dinners simple. Here’s our menu for the week:

Monday: Dinner out

Tuesday: Chili

Wednesday: Chicken and Corn tostadas

Thursday: Chili Mac casserole (using leftovers)

Friday: Chicken tamales

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.