I think that on the second day of Christmas you are supposed to get two turtle doves. But unless we are talking about pecans, caramel, and Dove chocolate, I’m pretty sure no one wants that. So FROM ME, on the second day of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, you get little cinnamon cut out cookies covered in frosting and sprinkles.
There’s this thing that happens when I try to feed my kids a dish with mushrooms. All of the mushrooms stay on the plate. And actually as much as I’d like to protest and convince them that mushrooms are the most delicious things ever and why don’t you know that and eat your food already gah!?, I know that really it’s just much smarter to keep all the mushrooms for myself.
So it’s Monday! Not just any Monday, but Cyber Monday!!! Did you manage to get out and shop on Friday? If you did, I confess I’m a bit jealous. I haven’t started shopping! That’s ok. Today is my day! I have my meals planned out for the week so I can totally concentrate on checking things off my shopping list!
Fresh herbs and goodness — can’t wait to try this one!!
Kinda like a chicken taco salad on a fluffy tortilla with this pepper jack cheese sauce that is INSANE.
Macaroni and Cheese with a kick — SO delicious!!!
That dish your mom used to make as soon as it got cold outside — serious comfort food happiness!
Who needs take out when you can make burgers like this at home?!
You can make this on a grill pan inside if the grill weather is out the window where you are — lighter than traditional eggplant parm but with all the flavor!!
DON’T SKIP DESSERT
This is such a genius idea I almost can’t handle it you guys. Cookie Pizza is not just for fruit!
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I think that extra long title pretty well explains it.
Which is probably for the best because this will be the opposite of an extra long post.
We are down to the Thanksgiving wire and I’m gonna let you in on a secret:
Lemons for Lulu and Sugar Dish Me are notorious procrastinators. So we thought it was best this week to pull together a few things to help all of you that are kinda like us and maybe don’t have it all nailed down just yet. In this post you’ll find a few easy delicious sides if you need to throw in one more thing, a handful of delicious desserts (because, if we are being honest here, I still don’t have that part totally situated), and some fantastic ideas for leftovers at the end of the week.
I just looked at the calendar and I knew Thanksgiving was next week but I am still kind of finding myself shocked by that fact. All the menu planning and pre-game pie/cake baking in the whole entire world really doesn’t prepare you for the crazy that is Thanksgiving cooking.
Or maybe I’m just not a professional at it?
I’m not sure.
Little kids tell stories.
And sometimes you have to listen really hard for the truth.
The other day I got a phone call just after lunch – it was the nurse from the elementary school.
Not long ago I catered a baby shower for a friend – a sweet, beautiful, wonderful friend that that is going to have a sweet, beautiful wonderful baby girl!
Truth be told, I am no kind of baby shower pro. I was pretty well flying by the seat of my pants with this one.
So I did what all people should do when they need to know something about somebody: I raided her Pinterest boards.
It’s the week before Thanksgiving and with all the ads on TV and in my face on the computer, I can’t help but think of Black Friday. I have no intention of going out that day, but it does make me realize that I have no idea what I am buying anyone for Christmas! I don’t like that feeling. But, at least I know what we’ll be eating this week!
The goal here is EASYYYY meals. So you don’t hate the kitchen too much before you’re in it for 2 days straight.
(A totally satisfying meatless option full of knock-your-socks-off fresh herbs! via Lemons for Lulu)