Welcome to the weekend, my friend! With just a few weeks left until Christmas, everything is ready. (Okay, I might not actually be ready, but I’m certainly excited!) We enjoy her tree for Advent and every night for Christmas we take turns reading a few pages of her carols. is. As soon as the boys’ holidays start, I’m planning on making holiday bread.
on the blog This week: A filling, flavorful soup is a winner every time. White kidney bean, sausage and cabbage soup Our top request. Buttery, cheesy, flaky drop biscuits A soup stuffed with shredded zucchini and carrots is the perfect accompaniment to all the soup you’re craving.
Nearly 20 years ago I was handed one of the most delicious cookies I have ever tasted. Pinoli cookies have a unique flavor and texture. Totally different than what we tasted earlier in the day.
Dark Chocolate Coconut Fudge is stuffed with sweet, crunchy pieces of coconut and sprinkled generously with coconut.
Cream cheese mint melts in your mouth and has a sweet scent of peppermint. You can make these mints by keeping them pure white, coloring them however you like, pressing them into molds, or simply rolling them up and pressing them with a fork. This is one of the easiest candy recipes ever.
Creamy Corn Dip is a creamy, spicy, slightly sweet snack that can be eaten at any time of the year.Loaded with great flavors of coriander, lime, chili powder and cumin, this An irresistibly dipped version of Mexican street corn.
made in oven or fryer Cajun Brussels sprouts are a crunchy, flavorful snack What I can’t stop making.
Tart cranberries and sweet apples baked in brown sugar and oat crisps for the perfect cranberry apple crisp that isn’t too sweet.
A simple homemade caramel tortoiseshell sweet that combines caramel, pecans and dark chocolate. If you love chocolate turtles, flip this easy shortcut recipe!
What I crave: Have you ever tried sponge candy? Until a few years ago, I had never heard of it. But then my friend Rebecca introduced me to it and it has become a holiday favorite. I’ve never tried making one, so this recipe It’s on this year’s must-try list!
My Favorites This week game pun intendedI chose this as an Advent gift for my boy and it was a hit! This is an easy-to-play game that was enjoyed even by family members who are not good at wordplay. Playing in teams, up to six questions can be answered by him in 60 seconds, so there’s no time to stress answers, just spout guesses. I can almost guarantee you’ll wince, moan, moan, and laugh while playing this.
what i am reading: F in Exams: The Best Completely Wrong Test Answers By Richard Benson. I don’t remember how I got to this book, but it was a laughable distraction. I bought it as a gift and I flipped through it and laughed. It’s not really a book you want to read from start to finish. However, I found it more fun to randomly open and read a few questions and answers at once.
Some of my favorites from this book:
- question: What does a transformer do? answer: Transform from a robot to a sports car in 3 seconds.
- question: Who is Solomon? answer: He was a very popular man with 700 wives and 300 porcupines.
- question: Claire used body language well in a job interview. Can you think of three examples of good body language Claire might have used? answer: 1) Pole Dance 2) Moonwalk 3) Bolero
What I see: Chuck’s first seasonI introduced this to my boys a few days ago and I’m so glad they enjoyed it!
If you’re unfamiliar with this, it’s a very entertaining “accidental spy” movie. It’s silly, fun, escapist, and packed with humor, action, a touch of romance, and a great cast. Most of all, this show rarely takes itself seriously.
“Don’t neglect showing hospitality to strangers, for some, without knowing it, show hospitality to angels.” Hebrews 13:2 NASB
I hope you have a wonderful week where even the smallest things can make you smile!