Thursday, December 17, 2009

Looking into the new year

I know I jumping the gun alittle (okay alot) but I am just at a dead end.  I am fresh out of ideas and motivation.  So......give me some ideas.  What do you want to learn about?  What peaks your interest?  What have you had enough of?  Help me help you!  LOL!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

The Great Plate O Cookies

We all get them every year.  Some of us make them too.  It's always the plan for me but not always what happens.  However this year I plan I making them with one of my favotite friends so we will have fun.

On the cookie menue (so far)are:
Molasses cookies (Hubby's Grandma's recipe)
Brownies with Hershey's creamy brownie frosting( recipe to come) topped wth Ande's candy bites
A variety of Spritz cookies.  These look fun.

What are some of your favorites to make and to get?  Got a link or awesome recipr to share?

Happy cookie making!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Money Monday

Giving Tree

In light of last weeks post about how we asked Santa to give more to those who need it and less to us who do not I felt as the main elf in our house I had better live up to that.  So I visited our schools giving tree and picked a couple tags off.   We are very blessed with all that we have and we feel it is important to give to those that really need it. We missed the cut off for our church's toy drive so school is the next best place.
I will be taking the kids with me to pick out the toys.  I want them to understand and to feel the joy of giving as well.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

Freezer Meals

(No, this is not my freezer. I wish. It is just an image of the Internet.)

Over at Life as Mom Fishmama is posting about her freezer cooking day for the month. She has recipes, short cuts ,and hilarious updates on her cooking day. To see more of her posts on freezer cooking go here.

If you want a chance to win a book on freezer cooking go check out The Bargain Jargon. Christy is having a give away. The book is Fix, Freeze, Feast: Prepare in Bulk and Enjoy by the Serving by Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik.

As for me I am hoping to make some yummy potato soup and freeze it. I know BIG huh? LOL!

What do you like to make ahead and freeze? What works for you and what didn't work out so well?