Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Pressure Cooker Mom’s Classic Pot Roast with Savory Onion Gravy and the New Year’s Eve Best Ever Pork Roast and Sauerkraut!
Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming!!! I don’t care what age I am, I still become that 4-year-old little girl at Christmas who giggles at the sight of Santa, leaves cookies and milk out for him and plans her evenings around what Christmas shows are on. I can remember when I was little it was a big deal when the Christmas shows were on. We’d have an early dinner, our home work would be done, baths were had and jammies were on. As soon as 8pm hit, we’d all gather around our console television and watch the classics. Nowadays we have DVRs, blue-rays and “on demand” but there’s just something a bit more magical about watching it on ‘live’ tv with the rest of the world.
So how many of you are Christmas eve shoppers? Hey don’t fret it – I do it but not for presents. 99.9% of the time I’m that girl at the grocery store who ran out of milk, butter or something important needed for dinner. I actually went to Kohl’s yesterday and was surprised that it was pretty empty. I went in, grabbed what I needed and didn’t wait in line at all. Odd, I know!
This past week I was pretty much down for the count the first 4 days. I had a nasty, nasty head cold/sinus infection that was so bad I actually went to see my dentist as I thought I cracked a root. Thankfully the chompers are all ok and here the pain I was feeling was called “referred” pain thanks to the lovely sinus infection. But what’s odd is that I lost my voice for 2 days. Oh trust me, Mr. Fantabulous wasn’t complaining too much lol
This past week we finally had a small gathering at our house with 4 of our closest friends. Now this was a big deal for me as we haven’t “entertained” in years with all of the construction on the house. It was nice to actually enjoy some down time and more importantly, spend time with those we love. And in true Lori fashion I kinda went overboard (sorta) with food. I made 3 types of fudge, 5 different types of cookies and these brownies.
Hohoho Christmas Brownies are ready! Now to pick up the 473 silver balls that didn’t make it on the brownies but managed to get all over my floor! . #brownies #chocolate #hohoho #christmas #eatingfortheinsta #thekitchenwhisperer #feedfeed #spoonfeed #cheatday #fatpants #foodnetwork #foodporn #feedinginstagram #chef #baking #chefsofinstagram #holidaybaking
I had a bunch of folks asking me about the little silver balls. They are all called Silver Dragees. They are crunchy and so festive! I get mine on Amazon.
And since it was Friday, pizza was a requirement. Since I was making it for the 6 of us, I opted to make my Crispy, Buttery Pan Crusted pizza.
And then there was this – literally this is the world’s BEST Spinach and Artichoke dip ever! It’s a play on my stuffed mushroom recipe with Grana Padano. I’ll be posting the tweaked recipe in the new year. I need to take photos first.
Well guys, I need to get my butt in gear as I still have presents to wrap and struffoli to make for his parents on Christmas. My Christmas wish for you all is to have a wonderful holiday full of love, happiness, joy and laughter. Merry Christmas all. I love you!
♥ Monday – Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
♥ Tuesday – Pressure Cooker Beef Barbacoa sliders
♥ Wednesday – One Pan Mexican Chicken And Rice Casserole
♥ Thursday – Pressure Cooker BBQ Jelly Drumsticks
♥ Friday – Ham, Turkey and Cheese Stuffed Pizza Puffs
♥ Saturday – Pressure Cooker Mom’s Classic Pot Roast with Savory Onion Gravy
♥ Sunday – New Year’s Eve Best Ever Pork Roast and Sauerkraut
♥ Dessert of the week – Buttery Shortbread Fruit Spread Glazed Bars