Thursday, December 23, 2021
Yesterday was my baking day and I do not want to do it again so that will be my motivation not to eat too much of my spoils!
I still am making these but in red and green. They are just fun to add to any dessert platter, you know? If you still need something little – heat oven to 350 and place square pretzels on a cookie sheet, top with rolos and put in oven for 5 minutes. Pull out and gently smush your m and m. I put the m and m logo face down so I don’t see it!
I made our family’s favorite pink meringues!
They must be put in a tin like this and kept in the freezer because that is what Aunt Judy did.
I made Chex Mix:
I made white chocolate Chex Mix:
And, I made Pioneer Woman’s Devil’s Food Cake Mix cookies. They were messy to deal with but PW has never let me down. These are delish! Take a DF cake mix, add 1 teaspoon of baking powder and whisk, then add 2 eggs, 2 teaspooons vanilla, and 1/3 cup of veg oil. Mix together and it will be super thick. Put in fridge for 30 minutes then roll in balls and roll in sprinkles. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
I think everyone will really like this new addition!
On Christmas Eve, it is just the four of us. We will go to church at 5:00, and then eat salmon, broccoli, and potatoes I think. Then we will open the family game we always get – this year is it Azul – and the boys will open their pj pants. It’s just pants now.
egg casserole and monkey bread
Tom’s parents and sister’s family are coming over around 2:00. We are having:
restaurant chips and queso
Red Velvet cake
ham and turkey with hawaiian buns or biscuits
cheese and pickle platter
Tik Tok pasta – feta, grape tomatoes, olive oil
chipped beef dip
beef roll ups
Yup, it’s super weird, but I had to make a decision.
The Day After Christmas:
We go to my mom’s house and I am bringing:
(Plus there will be tons of stuff my mom and sisters are making)
buffalo chicken dip and celery
bacon chutney dip
Mexican layer dip
We like our dips, you know?
I want to leave you with a recipe:
Chipped Beef Dip (another Aunt Judy recipe):
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons Miracle Whip
8 oz. cream cheese (one block)
a spash of Worchestshire
2 little packages of beef in the lunch meat section (the really cheap and thin kind) cut up really small
Mix all together and serve on Ritz crackers. I like to buy the snowflake shaped ones!
I will be back for Friday Favorites tomorrow!