Hi everyone! I hope you had nice Christmas celebrations and are ready to welcome in another year. We’ve all made it through this one, and one thing we can count on is that God will be with us in 2019 as well.
We had a nice Christmas. We were able to visit with my husband’s side of the family, and a day or so later with mine as well. Lots of travel time, but the weather was mild which helps a lot. When we returned from up north, we discovered that our newest rabbit, Bear, had died 😦 So that was a sad evening. We are happy to have had him for the months that we did. He was very sweet and was one of the few rabbits we’ve had that would sit on your lap and just be cuddled.
I have begun slowly taking down decorations. I feel blessed that I have the time to do that, because I really prefer it that way — less work when it is spread out, plus it lets the “prettiness” of the season stick around a little longer.
Over New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we always enjoy watching the Twilight Zone marathon on the Syfy channel. I take the time to take ornaments off the tree while watching that. And although I love the Christmas tree, it’s also nice when it is down because it stands in front of our front window. Without it, quite a bit more light comes into the room.
It is wonderful to have all three girls here last week, and this week too. We have made a list of things we would like to do this week. Here is our menu plan:
Monday: Lasagna soup – delicious!
Tuesday: I’m hoping to go to Moe’s. They usually have a great deal like $2 burritos on New Year’s Day 🙂 Hard to beat that price.
Wednesday: White Chicken Lasagna — this is similar to my recipe. When Daughter #1 was born, our pastor’s wife made this and brought it over. It is delicious, and remains a favorite around here.
Thursday: Amish Potato Casserole (oldest daughter’s favorite)
1.5 lb browned ground beef (I use 1 lb max, and it’s ground turkey around here)
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 small onion, diced
8 medium potatoes, boiled and shredded (or use a bag of hash browns)
4 T butter, melted
2 cups shredded cheese
1 t. salt
1 pint sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can milk
2.5 cups crushed corn chips
Combine ground beef, taco seasoning and onion. Put mixture in bottom of 9 x 13 dish. Mix potatoes with butter, cheese, salt, sour cream and soup. Mix with milk. Spoon over hamburger mixture. Top with remaining chips. Bake 45 minutes at 350.
Friday: Calico Beans
I’m so grateful for those of you who read here and comment each week. I hope 2019 will be a good you for each of you! What is new from your Christmas week? I would love to hear, and I know the others would as well.