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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

The following meals will get us through most of the month. I have left a few spots open for last minute recipes or for eating out. Any recipe noted with {New} are recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you like  

December Menu Plan 

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup & Honey Wheat Rolls
Mom's Meaty Cornbread Skillet & Salad
Cheese Enchiladas, SopaRefried Beans 
Crock Pot Whole Barbecue Chicken, Potato PacketsGrilled Zucchini 
One Pan Chicken, Potatoes & Fresh Green Beans  & Fruit Salad 
Salisbury Steak Meatballs, Egg Noodles & Mixed Vegetables
Hoe Down BBQ Chuck Roast, Baked Beans & Baked Sweet Potatoes & Veggies 
Pumpkin Chili & Buttermilk Cornbread {New}
Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie, Italian Bread & Garden Salad 
White Chicken Enchilada (Whole Grain Pasta) & Tropical Salsa Salad
Chicken, Bacon & Veggie PizzaPepperoni Pizza  {Pizza Night}
Easy Peasy Chicken Legs, Skillet Macaroni & Cheese & Green Beans
Wingers Sticky Finger Wraps & Yogurt Fruit Salad 
Oven Baked Pork Chops & RiceSauteed Green Beans
Smoked Sausage W/Apples & Onions, Scalloped Potatoes & Corn  
Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken, Brown Rice & Roasted Broccoli 
Cheesy Chicken & Rice & Roasted Asparagus
Chicken Alfredo Pizza {Pizza Night}
Comfort Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes & Steamed Carrots 
No Boil Lasagna, Garden Salad & Texas Garlic Toast 
Texas Chili Dogs & Sweet Potato Fries 
Ground Beef Stroganoff, Brown Rice & Green Beans 
Crock Pot Northern Beans & Ham (Leftover Ham) 
Ham Fried Rice (Leftover Ham) 
Turkey & Stuffing Roll Ups (Leftover Dressing, Green Beans & Rolls)

Christmas Dinner: Honey Baked HamSweet PotatoesRollsCornbread Dressing,
Sweet & Sour Green Beans, Brown Sugar & Honey Acorn Squash Cranberry SauceDeviled EggsLime Jell-O Salad
Chocolate Pie & Christmas Poke Cake

Vintage Christmas Poke Cake

Christmas Bread {New}
Christmas Cranberry Cake
Minnie's Chocolate Pie {New}

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Cranberry Christmas Cake

A sweet buttery cake with the flavor of tart cranberries and white chocolate chips. 

Today I have a delicious Christmas Cake to share with y'all. I have several bags of fresh cranberries in my freezer, so I needed a new recipe to use some of them up. I plan on making Christmas jam with a few of the bags, but I thought a festive Christmas Cranberry Cake would be nice.  

I found this recipe a couple months back and pinned on Pinterest to make over the Christmas Holiday. I love cake and I love cranberries, so I thought it was the perfect combination. This cake also calls for pantry staples that you probably already have on hand. 

I did adapt the original recipe from the Barefeet in the Kitchen blog after reading through several of the comments. Most of the readers were stating that the cake was dense, dry and heavy using only all purpose flour and no baking powder, salt or baking soda. 

I tweaked the recipe a bit by substituting with self rising flour, adding milk, and white chocolate chips to balance out the tartness of the cranberries. I also sprinkled a bit of regular sugar on the top of the batter just before baking for added crispness.

This cake turned out fabulous!!!!! I loved it so much that I made one to take for Thanksgiving with our family, and everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe. I think the little changes I made worked out perfectly and the cake was moist, and fluffy. I also  loved  the addition of the white chocolate chips. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Cake {Thanksgiving Dessert}

This Pumpkin Pie Cake combines the flavors of traditional pumpkin pie with a cake like bottom and topping, made from a cake mix. #thanksgiving #wmtmoms 

Thanksgiving is only 4 days away do you have your Thanksgiving menu planned? If you're looking for a last minute dessert I have the prefect one!!! When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts it's always pie at our house. 

My son loves apple pie, but my daughter and husband prefer pumpkin and pecan. By the time all my Thanksgiving baking is complete we end up with several pies, so having a variety of dessert options is always a nice change.