Skip to main content

Goodbye November! / Random

I can't believe how fast time is going! I feel like we just moved, we've been in the new house for 5 months already! Well, so far so good. Thanksgiving turned out really well and I'm hoping Christmas will be even better. I don't have alot of money to do gifts this year but being here in a new place definitely feels like a Christmas present. I'm really happy to bring in the New Year here as well.

This is what happens when Mommy is tired... we have GF 7up cake with lemon & lime zest in it that my mommy made and LF ice cream for an after school snack.

(This is random) Ok, so I feel this is how your plate should look on Sundays for "Sunday Dinner" which I don't do lol! I was able to pretend like I made Sunday Dinner with the help of the leftovers from Thursday! 

Alright! the December Menu is up!! decorated by me and The Lil Chef! I rolled over the food that I was supposed to make in November and never got around to. I doubt if I make all of this because I am cooking for Christmas and New Year's.
I am really excited about the Salted Caramel Popcorn though! The Lil Chef is really looking forward to the Chicken and Broccoli stir fry again.
We'll see how much of this I get around to. (I know I'm far in advance with this but I definitely want to make myself some lamb for my 35th Bday in January!!!)


Popular posts from this blog

Taco Bake

Taco Bake - Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen: Taco Bake is a Tex-Mex casserole with layers of corn chips, beef filling with diced tomatoes & chilies, sour cream & a cheese layer. So quick & easy too.

This looks SO Good!!! I think I might have to make in the near future!

Taco Bake This amazing 7-ingredient Tex-Mex casserole is filled with a tasty beef mixture, cheese and tortilla chips. Taco Bake is gluten free. CourseBeef Main DishCuisine

Hough Bakery - butter cookies

Hough Bakery By Gail Greenberg&Diane Rolfe Hough Bakery was an integral part of me and my family's lives, (most people in Cleveland for that matter) I was heartbroken when they closed. I have always remembered the cookies and doughnuts from this magical bakery. Their products were like nothing I had ever had before (and it was extra magical because I was so little/young) I have been searching for about 30 years for something similar - no luck... but, thank goodness there are a few recipes floating around the internet! Unfortunately even with Archie's being open, my food afflictions will not allow me to enjoy those old time favorites. Luckily, converting is what I do and that's what this site is about so I will switch some things around and see how it turns out! The recipe below is just ONE of my all time favorites, please enjoy! Memories of a signature blue-and-white, string-tied cake box filled with a streusel coffee cake, hot cross buns, sticky pecan rolls, coconut cho…

Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette

Recipe borrowed from: I love love love Caesar anything!!! Definitely going to try this! Serve this as the salad for Christmas dinner!

Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 small clove garlic, minced½ tsp Dijon mustard¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese (LF or non dairy, I like GOVeggie)salt to tasteOlive oil spray2 hearts of Romaine lettuce Instructions In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and pepper. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt to taste. You can alternately blend the mixture, parmesan cheese included, in a small food processor.Preheat the grill over medium-high heat. Oil the grill's surface. Remove any wilted outer leaves from the romaine hearts, then cut the hearts in half length-wise leaving the end intact so eac…