The fireplace mantel wasn't finished when I took that photo earlier this week and how do you like my Christmas Moose? It was my parents and they we're going to burn it because they didn't have a need for it anymore and the head no longer moves. But I wanted it ( I didn't care if the head moved or not), so my parents let me save it and now it has a home in my front yard. You can't beat free I tell ya! I felt so bad when my mom came over the other day to help me decorate, I somehow without me really planning it, started a Snowman collection and I have more snowmen than any other Christmas decoration. And the few other little doodads I have, are all little things that we're given to me or stuff I bought at Goodwill when Josh and I first got married. It's been a long time since I've bought Christmas decorations, so for this year, I'm making do with what I have. I know eventually, I'll probably be able to talk my mom out of some her's because she has more Christmas decorations than she knows what to do with and she doesn't really decorate anymore. I'm just waiting patiently till she lets me go through all of her stuff :) Her stuff is the kind go stuff I like; classy and cozy.
I still have a bit more decorating to do. I need Josh to hang the garland around my front door and then I need another wreath hook for a wreath I want to hang inside the house...but then I'm done! How about you?
We had leftover Texas Toast, so Josh turned it into French Toast with breakfast sausage that was ready for me when I got back from the gym :)
Homemade Pizza- Canadian Bacon and Pineapple
We're going grocery shopping tonight, so I'm going to take the Navy Bean Soup I made a few weeks ago and reheat it in the crockpot.
Lime Chicken Tacos with these awesome new flavored tortillas I bought. I've been making these tacos for years and love love love them!
Tuna Casserole with a fruit salad and bread & butter, the way my family always ate it
Breaded Pork Chops with sage cream gravy, mashed parsnips and potatoes, and a garden salad. Are you shocked? Yes, I'm making an actual Pork dish...I hope it's good!
One of my husband's favorite meals, Chicken Curry with rice and I'm still playing with a side dish...maybe rolls or something.
It's been awhile since I've made the Chicken Curry for Josh. Last time I made it, I completely left out the rice, lol! He doesn't know I'm making it this week, so I'm sure he'll be in for a pleasant surprise when he reads this post later on.
Desserts & Etc
This week I'm going to try out my Ramekins. I'm so excited. I'm hoping to get to Ross later this week so I can pick up another set, because I only have 3 ramekins. :(
I'm also making yet another "new and holiday-ish" cookie this week!
And I want to hear what your one Kitchen Wish List item your asking for this Christmas. It could be anything?
In years past for me, it was a Kitchenaid Mixer. But now...if I could have anything...it would be a toss up between a Dutch Oven, Cast Iron Skillet, or a Grill Pan- the kind that go over the burners...that way we could make Burgers all year long :)