As I typed the title of this post, it struck me that it could just as well be called “The Season (for) Forgiving” and would be equally apt, considering the usual stresses/regrets/insecurities/excesses that accompany this time of year. But that’s a negative way of looking at things, and who needs Negativity in the week leading up to Christmas? For the past three years, I’ve stumbled upon an activity that’s turned into some sort of a tradition – making Christmas gifts. I suppose it’s nothing to be surprised about considering the many Christmas cards I used to make for my classmates back in school. Although tedious, it kept this teenager gainfully occupied for the holidays, and gave me a legitimate reason to stake out stationery stores, swooping up pens, markers and craft paper in any and every color. As much as I love a good and productive shopping trip, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as investing a bit of oneself in a gift for the special people in our lives.
Even though I have been trying to eat healthy, I try to have more of a healthy lifestyle. I usually try to eat healthy most of the time, by having healthy lunches, healthy dinners, and healthy snacks. However, taking a break once in a while is a good thing, as long as you do it in moderation. I still eat sweets, but just try not to overdo it.
I know it feels a bit schizophrenic around here bouncing back and forth from healthy to naughty dishes. But there’s just so much food and so little time. Don’t I sound like Ben from the Bachelor if he were living in a mansion with girls made out of food? Okay…maybe that was a stretch. I don’t know how you couldn’t feel a “connection” with these Pepperoni String Cheese Rollups. They’re almost like these Pizza Rolls or these Stuffed Pizza Rolls , but definitely the easiest of all of them.
After all the holiday cooking last week, I needed some simple recipes for dinner this week. I saw these pepperoni rolls on Pinterest and decided to make them for pizza night. This is one of those "why didn't I think of that" recipes! I can't believe I've never thought to do this before.
These are amazing. Period. A special “thank you” to my husband for thinking of adding cream cheese. Oh the deliciousness… Ingredients 2 c. beef broth 1 pkg onion soup mix 1 lb.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups Chicken Legs is a big fan of sloppy joe's. I like the flavor of sloppy joe's, but I hate how messy they are.
As kids, my mom did a great job of putting healthy meals on the table every single night and we ate as a family at the table just about every single night as well. It’s something that I highly value now and will continue to do when Kyle and I have kids of our own. For a period of time during my childhood, however, my dad was an over-the-road truck driver. There were lots of quiet weekends in our house during the times he was driving and to boost all of our spirits, once or twice a year, my mom declared a “pig out night.” We’d stock the house with food we’d never usually eat – chips and dip, mozzarella sticks, pizza fondue (homemade), pigs in blankets, and ingredients for ice cream sundaes. It was the pigs in blankets that were the highlight for me so you could imagine my excitement when I came across this grown-up version of pigs in blankets.
I love this time of the year . . . when everyone is posting their top recipes for the previous year. It gives us a chance to see the recipes we might have missed and it allows us to see the very favorites! I love to see the blog owner's favorite recipes, because out of all the recipes we/they made out of an entire year, to have one be the top, it must be very very yummy! These garlic monkey breads were Real Mom Kitchen's favorite bread recipe from 2011. They turned out really good and they were so easy to make.