Wednesday, December 23, 2009

... well... because... Grandma wants to know... Don't you Grams?

I'm am NOT behind the 8-ball this year.  I have most of my Christmas gifts (thanks to my new BFF - and mostly they have been wrapped... but we don't have ribbons or bows this year (because they are still in the basement of the old house). 

Also, some of you received Christmas cards from me... and some didn't. 

Why didn't some people get cards yet ("YET" is the key word here)?  ... because I can't find my address book.

Why did some people get cards already?  ... because they have kids and I wanted to get the OFFICIAL North Pole Orchard stickers to them immediately.  You can print out a set for yourself via the link.  Go ahead and print them on regular label paper.... one of those little oranges is bound to print right-smack-dab in the middle of a label... perfect-o.

But, I am your sister-in-law (with several amazing little boys) and I didn't get a card OR MY STICKERS???  I know, that's because I thought that I was going to give you your card IN PERSON on Saturday.... but I was snowed in instead.  Sorry.

I have, however, somewhat planned my Christmas menu... here is our Christmas Day eating game plan...


Make-ahead and bake-in-the-oven french toast.  I don't remember where I found the recipe, but here is a similar one.  My oven is not working correctly, but it does heat up and I have found that I can heat it up to 500 degrees and cook most stuff just fine.

Pastries that I ordered from  They are, in fact, delicious.

Snacking throughout the day Lunch.

Baked brie with cherries and wrapped in dough (although, can you eat brie when you are pregnant?).

Spinach dip and veggies.

Leftover breakfast.


Amazing pork tenderloin in the slow cooker.

Spiced stone fruit chutney (from a cooking show I saw... it looked better on the show then it does on the website).

Mac-n-cheese (the box kind, for the kids).

Some type of steamed veggie (that I'll find in my freezer and no one will eat, but it will be on the table anyways).


Haven't figured this one out yet.


SusieQ said...

You certainly do have an assortment of foods there! I do love spinach dip.. have some in the fridge right now. With all that cooking, how do you have time to watch football?? We are having ham for Christmas and we will gobble up the veggies.. All the cards are sent.. addresses on the computer! And all but one present is wrapped and under the tree.. I forgot one!

Nap Mom said...

Now that I think about it... I don't think that we watched football on Christmas. Whoops!

SusieQ said...

I goofed.. there is no football on Christmas! I just automatically associate the holidays with football..