I don’t like when people ask me, “Are you ready for Christmas”? Too much pressure! I will be… eventually. I’m not one to decorate, buy gifts, wrap them, etc as items I need to check off a to-do list. Yes, they need to get done but I am more of an enjoy-the-process girl! I love turning up the Christmas music and reveling in all the once a year things I’m doing! So when someone asks me if I am READY I say… YES, my heart is so ready!
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Are you ready for a week’s worth of yummy recipes?
Today is the first day of Advent. A time of preparation and anticipation for the coming of our LORD! You can get a free downloadable Advent devotional by Billy Graham. We are all so busy preparing our home and lives for Christmas let’s make sure we take time to prepare our hearts as well! I downloaded my copy and Bobby and I will use it until Christmas!
- Pan Seared Tilapia With Wine Reduction Sauce
- Sautee Rice
- Roasted Broccoli With Shaved Parmesan Cheese
It’s Cyber Monday! And yes, I am going to buy most of my Christmas gifts today! I tried this last year and it was so easy that I’m doing it again! Hope to get some great deals today!
We are big soup eaters here at StoneGable. And one of our favorite soups is ham and bean. There is a secret… a very simple secret… that makes ham and bean soup amazing and delicious! I’m spilling the beans about it!
This was also one of my very first post. You can certainly see how my photography has improved! Photographs, not so good but the soup sure is!
- Ham And Bean Soup
- Crusty Rye Bread
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I’m hoping the weather is nice because I’m adding more outdoor Christmas decor to StoneGable today!
Do you wrap your gifts as soon as you get them? You should! It saves so much time and angst! Don’t wait until the last minute. Start today and start wrapping. Here’s a very easy and portable gift wrapping station! A must read to keep your gift wrap and everything else that goes along with it in one place. See it here.
And here’s another tip… keep all your gift receipts in a big envelope in your gift wrapping station! You will know where everything is!
Happy December! Are you having guests for Christmas? Now is the time to survey all your guest rooms to make sure they have everything your guests need! Don’t forget to put together a little box of necessities guests might forget like toothbrushes, antiperspirant or disposable razors.
- Cheater’s Chicken Pie
- Mixed Greens with sliced Pears, Candied Pecans in a Poppyseed Dressing
One of my readers asked what I do with all my “everyday” decorations when I put up Christmas decor. That’s a great question! I use one or two plastic laundry baskets and fill them with my everyday decorations and stash them in the basement. When I am ready to put them back out after Christmas I know exactly where they are and can easily bring them back upstairs!
Okay, I’m not bragging when I say this is the best chicken noodle soup EVER!!!! There are a few tricks for making perfect chicken noodle soup. My Nani taught me and now I’m showing you too! I make tons of Chicken soup during the winter! I like to freeze it so I never run out!
- The Perfect Chicken Noodle Soup
- Crusty Bread
OTHER RECIPES ON THE MENU THIS WEEK…
Zesty Ranch Crackers… these are addictive!
Starbuck’s inspired Lemon Loaf Cake
Hope you have a delicious week!
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