Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Menu Ideas

As the Christmas holidays approach, I find myself making my meal plans and grocery menu.  I always like to try some family favorites around this time of year, but I also like to make new recipes too.  Here are some of our favorites to get you started this Christmas season.

HOT WHITE CHOCOLATE

If you are in the mood to try a new type of hot chocolate this year, be sure to try this one.  It is so rich and creamy.  Add a peppermint stick to give it a peppermint flavor.  It doesn't get any better than this to sip on while watching a Christmas movie with the family.  Get the recipe for Hot White Chocolate here.

SPICED TEA
Having friends over for a Christmas gathering?  This beverage is a must.  This is so simple and quick to make.  It also makes a great gift for a teacher, neighbor, or friend.  Get the recipe for Spiced Tea here.

CHEX MIX
This is my signature recipe.  If you want to serve this as an appetizer for a party or to give it as gifts to friends, this is the recipe for you.  If you want to make it and hoard it all for yourself, no one would blame you.  There is no judgement here!  Get the Chex Mix recipe here.

SHRIMP CORN CHOWDER
Quite a few people have a tradition of having some sort of fish soup or chowder on Christmas eve.  This is a family favorite of ours.  Carl's family does Oyster Stew, but I don't like oysters.  So, we have this.  I love it, because I can put it in the crock pot and eat it whenever we are ready for it on Christmas Eve night.  Get the Shrimp Corn Chowder recipe here.

SWEET SAUSAGE ROLLS
If you are like me, you have very little extra time on Christmas morning to spend lots of time making breakfast.  This recipe, as well as the following one, is great to make the night before and throw in the oven Christmas morning.  Get the Sweet Sausage Rolls recipe here.


EGG NOG FRENCH TOAST
Need another idea for Christmas morning breakfast? This casserole can be put together the night before and pulled out Christmas morning to bake.  No fuss and pure yumminess!  Who could ask for more?  Get the Egg Nog French Toast recipe here.

ONE POT DINNER
One Pot Dinner is what I make every New Year's Day, and I put blackeyed peas in it.  I always make sure the kids know that it is not the blackeyed peas which give us good luck, but the Lord who is watching out for us and providing for us.  If you make ham for your Christmas dinner, you can substitute your leftover ham for the ground beef.  Get the One Pot Dinner recipe here.

I hope you find a recipe that suits your fancy this Christmas season.  I know that I will be making most of these recipes this holiday season.  Happy eating!

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