Monday, December 15, 2014

Baking Week and Menu Week Ending 12/21

This is the last full week before Christmas. The house is decorated, presents are bought so this week is dedicated to wrapping presents and the baked goods. I give away many baked goods to friends, families, mailmen, garbage men, all the ladies that make me beautiful… or at least acceptable, and everyone who helps me run my life smoother. There is a guy at Office Depot who helps me and he is getting a treat.

Now baked goods may seem like no big deal but lately, less and less people are baking and homemade treats are special. The recipient has to know how much you appreciate their efforts. I fill a basket and as I make my rounds, gifts are given.

So this week, I am combining all the cookie dough and freezing, making marshmallows, sugar pecans, chex mix and puppy chow. My kitchen is like Santa’s workshop this week. All covered in confectionary sugar and flour…. Not really. I will package the treats as they are made so I can deliver them.

This week’s menu is all about baking… and easy meals that I can make while covered in sugar.


Nachoes with guacamole and queso


Ham and Brie Panini
Homemade Potato Chips


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Out to dinner with family


Lasagna Rolls (Freezer)
Cesar Salad
Garlic Breadsticks


Mustard Beef Roast (Crockpot)
Smashed Potatoes
Sauteed Green Beans


Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Garden Salad


Club Sandwiches with Fried Eggs

Dollar Pancakes

Assorted Fruits

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Burlap Christmas Stockings

With my Christmas redesigned, our other Christmas stockings would never work.

 I knew that I wanted some pretty burlap stockings but they can get pricy.

And a little too ruffly for the boys.

I made much simpler ones for the grown boys.

Added some upholstery ribbon around the top.

Or just rolled over the lining. 

The stockings are lined with muslin to prevent all their goodies from getting some burlap dust on it.

The stockings fit in perfectly with the ruffly bought ones. Now to find enough letters for identification.