I am currently working on something fun for my blog to celebrate the holidays! I’m asking my closest family and friends to guest post on my blog throughout the month of December listing some of their favorite things! I am a lover of all things lists and so I thought it would be fun to read what makes others squeal with joy and maybe this will help to give you some inspiration to buy something for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life!
In honor of These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, I am posting some of my Favorite Recipes for cozying up on the couch and pigging out. Since the weather has been cold, all I want to do is eat. I will post a few tried-and-true recipes I have made throughout the years here as well.
Oh, and My Favorite Things is probably my favorite Christmas song from one of my favorite movies, The Sound Of Music” but for the holiday version, I love Kenny Rogers’ version. Christmas just isn’t Christmas in my home without Kenny or Dolly.
But the Christmas album I most associate with my childhood would be John Denver.
I remember watching the John Denver Christmas Special with my family when I was little and wanting to live in the mountains.
These are a few of my favorite carbs.
I don’t actually remember where I got this recipe, but it is so easy and kid-friendly and so good that it just doesn’t matter. Oh, and it is cheap to make too, all elements of a great recipe.
1 Onion, chopped
1 Green Pepper, chopped
Mozzarella Cheese, lots of it
Grease a cookie sheet and preheat the oven 400. Spread all ingredients on the tortillas (you choose how you like to layer). Bake 8-9 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup
I don’t mean to brag, but I made this puppy two years in a row for my church bazaar and it sold out before all the other soups. Also, this isn’t my recipe. My friend gave it to me years ago. So I guess I can’t brag.
But when you see how easy this is to make, you realize that you too will be the envy of all in your tight circle. I mean, all you do is dump everything in a crock pot and turn the power on.
8 oz. of Velveeta –I want to fill you in on a little secret; I used both Velveeta and the Walmart generic brand for this and you know what? The Walmart brand is better and much cheaper.
2 Cans Cream of Celery Soup
1 pint half and half
2-10 oz. chopped frozen broccoli not thawed
Cube the cheese and put everything in the crock pot. Cook on low 4-6 hours. (I usually stop at 4.5 hours)
I serve this with sourdough bread, and it is so good. I also heat any leftovers the next day and put it on top of a baked potato, so really this could be two meals in one.
There are many variations of the next recipe, but it is so stinking good that it just doesn’t matter how you do it because the combo is heavenly. Sweet and salty all in one.
1 bag of round pretzels -I tried it with round pretzels and it failed miserably. We were licking the melted kisses of the cookie sheet. Yes. I said licked off the sheet. Doesn’t everyone do that? The square checkerboard pretzels work the best.
1 bag of plain M and M’s
1 bag of plain Hershey kisses
Place the pretzels on a cookie sheet. I always grease the sheet with oil spray. Then put the kisses (take the wrappers off, please) on the pretzel. Bake the pretzels and kisses in the oven at 200 degrees for 8 minutes to melt. Then as soon as you take it out, press an M and M into each kiss. Let it set on the counter overnight to set.
I would triple this recipe, personally. Oh, and this is so much fun to make with the kids. I made these just last night and even my toddler helped.
Have a great first weekend of December!