How is your December going? I am not done with my Christmas shopping and I feel behind, but I do feel very good about my empty my calendar looks. I am trying to be super protective about what is going to be taking up space in my calendar, and choosing to be okay with saying no to extra activities that feel like they will make the season more hectic…I just want to soak up the cozy and quiet with the kids as much as I can this year.
Last night, I made dinner – working on a recipe I’ve been testing – and while we ate dinner we watched the original Miracle on 34th Street. You know the black and white version…a few of the kids were not thrilled about watching such an old movie, but after discussing the benefits of watching b&w movies with them (and then them watching it) they loved it! They were laughing and enjoying the simple activity of watching an old Christmas movie together, eating dinner, and then later hot chocolate (not this hot chocolate, but soon…).
What’s your favorite Christmas movie?
Here’s what’s on the menu this week:
Ale, Cauliflower, & White Cheddar Soup
This ale, cauliflower, & white cheddar soup recipe is thick, creamy, rich, bold, flavorful, and perfect for warming you up during the fall and winter seasons!
Oven Baked Turkey Tacos
Saucy taco meat, gooey melted cheese, and crisp taco shells make taco night a snap when you bake it all together and serve it at the dinner table.
This easy recipe for a quick baked spaghetti is perfect for a family meal at home, or better yet, bringing a meal to someone who needs one!
Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Busy nights don't have to equal pizza or fast food - with 15 min, and just a little planning, you can have these yummy slow-cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches!
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
A simple baked macaroni and cheese that's creamy on the inside and crispy on top. The perfect side dish for almost any occasion.
Basted in a simple, sweet and tangy homemade sauce, these teriyaki meatballs are baked in the oven, making them easy, quick...and yummy!
Overnight Egg Nog Baked French Toast
Need a festive, inviting make-ahead brunch for the holidays? Try this delectable baked Overnight Egg Nog Baked French Toast recipe!
It's festive, fun, and easy! This simple recipe for yummy white chocolate peppermint fudge is a great choice for Christmas desserts or even cookie tins!
I’m going to keep sharing my Christmas Pinterest board with you. I’ve decided that Eden and I are going to make spritz cookies this week. I’ve never made them before so I’m going to give it a try. Have you made them before? Any tips?
I’ll be back later this week with a new holiday recipe for you! See you then!