Invite to the weekend, my buddies! I remain in Buffalo, NY today to see Rowan Lindamood dance in The Nutcracker and I could not be more fired up! My earliest kid is here with me and we’ll be taking pleasure in the ballet tonight in addition to all the yummy foods that we can pack into the weekend.


Baked Parmesan pork chops hurt and juicy with a crispy Parmesan crust. Combine them with a fast rice pilaf and some sauteed asparagus for a supper everybody will take pleasure in. When I can make the entire supper in 40 minutes or less, that’s a win in my book!

The sweet heat of honey sriracha Brussels Sprouts will have everybody feasting on these little bites before they make it to the table.

Spiced hamburger, black beans, and cheese leading these packed sweet potatoes to integrate sweet and tasty tastes in the very best possible method. Each bite of these Taco Stuffed Sugary food Potatoes mixes the velvety, sweet potato with the boldness of a husky taco, developing a tasty, wholesome blend of Southwestern-inspired goodness.

Crisp and buttery on the outdoors, fluffy on the within, this simple waffle recipe is excellence. Consisted of are loads of choices for sweet or tasty waffles, plus all the garnishes you might ever want.

The number of waffle garnishes can you think about off the top of your head? My household has a reputable weak point for waffles and with that comes a weak point for all the incredible manner ins which you can top a hot crisp newly made waffle.

In each scoop of this chocolate chip ice cream, the wonderful crunch of chocolate develops an enjoyable contrast versus the smooth vanilla background. This ice cream has actually been a kid-favorite in our home since I initially churned it.

Timeless peanut butter balls get a crispy upgrade with a generous addition of crispy cornflakes. These bite-sized chocolate covered deals with integrate the precious tastes of peanut butter and chocolate with a tempting crunch.

What I’m yearning: My pal Katrina’s Sugar Cookies! This is the only sugar cookie recipe that I make and I have actually been making them for several years. They need no chill time, they present completely each and every single time, they bake up with crisp cut-out cookie edges, and most significantly, they taste great. If I might provide more than 5 stars, I would. They are the outright BEST.

My FAVORITE THINGS today are these thermal socks. They’re incredibly thick, practically extremely warm, and exceptionally soft. I do not typically use them with shoes, I tend to use them more like slippers. I put them on a lot of early mornings and need to pull them off ultimately due to the fact that my feet get so hot. I am enjoying them.

What I’m LISTENING to: Christmas music on repeat. I can’t get enough of it. Old tunes and brand-new tunes, timeless hymns to acid rock, I’ll take it all. What’s your preferred Christmas album? I ‘d enjoy to discover some brand-new music to contribute to my playlists this year.

What I’m READING: 5 Presidents: My Amazing Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hall. I downloaded this one from the library a number of years earlier after checking out Clint’s other 2 books– Mrs. Kennedy & & Me and 5 Days In November, however time avoided me and I lacked time to complete it.

A buddy pointed out the book recently and I instantly downloaded it once again. This book is every bit as excellent as the other 2, with more information on Clint’s whole profession. I’m thankful for the pointer and can suggest it completely now.

” For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Rescuer, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be an indication for you: you will discover a child covered in swaddling fabrics and depending on a manger.” And all of a sudden there was with the angel a wide range of the divine host applauding God and stating, “Magnificence to God in the greatest, and in the world peace amongst those with whom he is delighted!” Luke 2:11 -14 ESV

Wanting you a gorgeous week loaded with little things that make you smile!