December 9, 2013

Nearly Two Weeks–AND the menu plan

So, my favorite day of the year is screaming towards us quite quickly. This past weekend, we put up our Christmas Tree. We try to get one cut as fresh as we can and a local place has some recently pre-cut trees that look amazing for a long time. We’ve had an artificial trees most of our marriage, but I really really prefer a real tree. There’s just nothing like it.

Perched in my favorite chair, it’s ground zero for Christmas tree beauty.

I have announced that I am parking myself in my chair for the entire Christmas season, so close to the tree that I can reach out and touch it. The living room smells amazing. No scented candle or bottled spray can touch it.

Our big Thanksgiving snow melted away, but we had our first snow day and a few more inches Friday, so everything is blanketed again and I admit to hoping that it will stay (or we’ll add more) as we wait for Christmas to come.

We have a very busy week this week. Our December obligations come to a head this week. We have lots to do and more fun than we can probably stand, so dinner this week will be simple stuff and feature heavy use of the crock pot.

Monday Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles

Tuesday Crock pot chicken Risotto with garlic bread and veggies

Wednesday Big Daddy’s Birthday.  Menu still TBD, but I”m pretty sure I’ll be making this.

Thursday  Cube Steak with Gravy, mashed potatoes and veggies

Friday Disney on Ice with our Girl Scout Troop, my brother and sister-in-law and Babyniece. We’ll have make your own pizzas so we can eat early and be ready for the show

Saturday Auntie Awesome’s annual Christmas party

Sunday Leaving this open as well to see what we feel like after the weekend.  We may be looking for something slow cooked and hearty or light.

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