Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day snack or even a light but festive meal? Here’s a recipe for quick heart-shaped thin and crispy mini-pizzas. You make the crust out of flour tortillas so you won’t even have to mix the dough!…
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! I don’t know about you, but every year I have plans to channel my inner-Martha Stewart and make heart shaped sugar cookies and decorate them with royal icing. Or maybe Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling! Yes! They are gorgeous and I bet they taste even better. And I’ll make my own marshmallows and cut them in the shape of hearts and float them on top of hot-chocolate made with real milk on top of the stove!
Sadly, I disappoint myself often. Sometimes, life just gets in the way. I need to remind myself that it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing approach!
So, here’s an idea for those of you who ran out of time or are always more realistic in your expectations! 🙂 These are super easy. And they have fresh strawberries and so they’re healthy. Okay, maybe just healthi-er….
Even little kids have fun making their own Valentines! But I was never one to want to put paint all over their hands for making handprint hearts and the like. Too messy! This idea is no muss no fuss….
One of my pet peeves is the articles in magazines that to advise you to let go of the stress of the holidays don’t do anything to make your dinner special. Just use paper plates and eat frozen pizza!
Really? I mean, I know all about stress at the holidays. Just ask my hubby, I can definitely set out to tackle too much.
But you can make some concessions without out going as far as paper plates and plastic forks that break. The secret? Everything possible goes in the dishwasher!…
Okay, so it’s not really roast beast, but roast beef instead. Like I said, I decided I was tired of having turkey twice in a row every year and wanted to mix it up a bit for Christmas dinners.
Growing up, we always had turkey and dressing for Christmas dinner. Turkey for Thanksgiving, turkey for Christmas.
Not only that, it was always the exact same menu: turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes with pineapple, ambrosia, cherry coke salad, peas and asparagus casserole. For dessert we had pecan pie and pumpkin pie with perhaps a another dessert added like chocolate pie. Yes, we were heavy on the pies! Is there another dessert? Oh wait, at Christmas we had Christmas cookies if there were any left by the time the 25th rolled around. (There were six kids.)
It was all foods I absolutely loved, or grew to love. I certain I didn’t love the asparagus when I was five. I do know I started eating it just for the buttered toast drenched in cream of mushroom soup that was on top!
It was the only time of year we had most of those dishes, but a bit repetitive. So when I finally got the chance to host my own Christmas, I decided I wanted to do something different for dinner. I’ve changed the menu every year since, but a beef roast is often featured….
Even though parties will be smaller in 2020, you can still have fun with the look of food, and kids can help! Food crafts make a great Christmas activity to do with your kids. I made this for my daughter’s 5th grade class party years ago and it was a big hit! I was trying to come up with a snacked that fulfilled the healthy requirement, that didn’t take all the fun out of the party food too! I made this for my daughter’s 5th grade class party and it was a big hit! (And yes, the first kid in line took the star off the top. You might consider cutting some extras.)