Happy Sunday TKW Family! This week’s menu is pretty straight forward and simplistic as I’m laid up recuperating from shoulder surgery and this week Mr. Fantabulous will pretty much be fending for himself food-wise. Most of these dishes can be prepared ahead of time and either frozen in containers just to be reheated and assembled when he’s ready to eat. The only one that has to be made fresh are the mushroom crusted pizzas. But I think by Friday I’ll be up and moving about as I’m not exactly the greatest of patients. I’m not one to sit still or let someone wait on me.
I can remember the day I came home from having a rod and pins put into my leg. That evening I was in the kitchen on crutches trying to bake. OMG I thought Mr. Fantabulous was going to pick me up, put me over his shoulder and paddle my behind! LOL Instead the man “ordered” me back to my room and then actually barricaded me in the bedroom only leaving me a path to the bathroom. He even went as far as to take my crutches from me so I was forced to call him for help.
So yeah, I’m slightly stubborn. Just ‘slightly’. LOL
So are you getting ready for the holidays? Do you have your shopping done? What’cha get me? LOL What about baking? With my having the surgery I had to stop all order taking this season only because I couldn’t do it. Sure I could have had Mr. Fantabulous help me but I would have had to make double batches of everything because he would have eaten the cookies when they came out of the oven. It’s funny as the man does not like raw cookie dough – well sometimes he’ll eat chocolate chip cookie dough but for the most part he wants them straight out of the oven.
Speaking of raw cookie dough one of my favorite holiday baking memories is when I was in my 20’s and was living in my first house. One of my dearest friends, Pookie as he’ll forever be known, wanted to help me. Let’s just say I ended up making double batches of almost every cookie dough because he ate so much of the dough. About half way through the afternoon I look up and my dear sweet Pookie was lying on my couch, groaning and rubbing his stomach. Apparently *I* ‘forced’ him to eat too much cookie dough. LOL forced! So precious!
Hopefully my shoulder will feel well enough that I can bake some cookies for Santa on Christmas eve otherwise, Mr. Fantabulous will have to bake them. HA! On second thought, someone want to bake some cookies for Santa for me? I fear that if Mr. Fantabulous bakes them Santa may put me on the naughty list and forever give me lumps of coal. *wink*
Here’s to you having one amazing week!
♥ Monday – Pressure Cooker Wings with Bourbon Honey BBQ Sauce
♥ Tuesday – Classic French Beef Stew in the Crock Pot
♥ Wednesday – Hot Sausage Subs
♥ Thursday – Hot Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers
♥ Friday – Mushroom Crust Pizzas
♥ Saturday – Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups
♥ Sunday – Mom’s Ground Beef Stroganoff
♥ Dessert of the week – Midnight Chocolate Shortbread Cookies