When I woke up this morning, I kinda felt like a mess. We had bowling last night and we stayed up late. I rolled myself out of bed and hit the ground running. We had to get ready for church. I made us all some cheesy egg sandwiches with DD’s cartoon playing in the background.
When I had a chance to peak outside, I noticed it had frosted overnight. It was pretty warm yesterday, so everything that had thawed out refroze. It was absolutely beautiful! Because we were running on time (for a change), I ran and got the camera. I was trying very hard not to capture the other houses in our subdivision. I just wanted frosty nature. This is my favorite picture of the bunch.
I think I took this picture at a good time. The sunrise adds some color and I love the frost. It’s hours later now and the sun has melted some of the beauty away. It will be warm again today and we will have to get outside and enjoy it.
I have a few things left to do before noon when the Packers play the Bears. I need to get some hand stitching done on a sparkly Socktopus. I will add some things to my booth at The WB Merchantile and my online shops this week. I better get crackin’, I also need some time today to relax. Another busy week before Christmas awaits us!
This morning, during my trip to Aldi’s, I saw these cute cookie cutout kits at the checkout.
This kit caught my eye, it is soooo cute! I love gingerbread cookies. I don’t need a kit to make cookies, but I would buy it to have the cookie cutters for the future. I am hoping they have some kits left after Christmas so I can get one marked down.
One year, my cookie-making partner/sister got one of these kits through a fundraiser from a friend. They didn’t make a lot of cookies, but they were super fun to decorate. Also, again, now she has the cookie cutter to make as many ugly sweater cutouts she desires.
I don’t think I got any cutouts made last year. DD and I did some Spritz cookies and some toffee (I think). I have no idea what I will get done this year. I can’t seem to get my head truly into Christmas this year. Maybe some Ninjabread cutouts can help!
I am updating a recipe I shared on my “Recipes” page. We eat “Creamy Italian Chicken” 3-4 times a month and it has changed a little since I posted it. It is such an easy and inexpensive dish to make. AND I think is absolutely delicious!
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb.)
6 oz cream cheese
1 packet of Italian or Ranch dressing seasoning
1 – 10.5 oz can condensed Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup milk or water (1 canfull)
2 cups of chopped broccoli crowns
1. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Put cubed cream cheese on top of chicken.
2. Mix milk, soup and dressing packets together, then pour over chicken.
3. Cook until no longer pink. 3-4 hours on high, or 7-8 hours on low.
4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with forks.
5. Use a whisk to blend the chunky Cream cheese cubes into the soup mix. (The sauce may still be lumpy)
6. Add chopped broccoli to slow cooker and turn setting to high. (I prefer to steam broccoli separately.)
7. While broccoli is softening up, cook rice, quinoa, or pasta accordingly.
8. Serve chicken and broccoli over rice, quinoa, or pasta. (We like angel hair pasta!)
My family of three (Husband, Me, 5-yr old) eats half and freezes the other half for another meal. It stretches and is so good! Give it a try!
Tonight is Winter on Main in downtown West Bend 4pm – 8pm. My entire booth at The WB Merchantile will be on sale 25% off for this event!! Other vendors will also have sales going on. There will be juice and cookies available while you shop. Stop in when your out at Winter on Main tonight!
Happy St. Nick, Everybody! I hope you were blessed with some goodies overnight. St. Nick brought this fantastic fabric to me (last Saturday when I went fabric shopping!). I will leave this here and get back to work. Busy, busy, busy…
Life is crazy busy right now with the holidays, work, family. One thing I DON’T need is my work chair messing with me. Lol! 🙂
As I sit sewing a sock monkey on my machine, my chair drops me down a tad bit. I stop, feeling the descent. I start sewing again. Boop! I drop down just a bit more. Now I KNOW I felt it that time. Ok, fine. Let’s get this monkey done, already. Boop! Boop! I am practically sitting on the floor now. For the love of Pete! One more distraction.
Break over, that is my funny little rant for the day! Back to making sock monkeys.
Thank you to everyone that stopped by last Saturday to take a look and purchase a gift from our booth! Thank you, also, to everyone running this wonderful event and my fellow vendors. Again, I met the nicest people and learned so much from them as well. I hope to see everyone back again in 2019.