I will be doing a half day each day and am hoping to include my 4 year old in the fun! She is very excited about helping. I know it won’t be as productive as doing it myself, but she loves to help me in the kitchen and I think it is important to provide her opportunities to grow her love in the kitchen. We will be making lots of Christmas treats to give to teachers, friends and family and preparing meals that I will need for Christmas day meals. To make it fun, we will play festive music in the background!
I am heading out to the library, gym and Aldi this morning. So we will get started after my smallest goes down for a nap this afternoon! So, come back and join me later. Below is my plan for the next two days. Things may change a bit, but here is what I would ultimately like to tackle.
Here is my plan:
Baked Sweet Potatos
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Casserole (for Christmas Day dinner)
Hashbrown Potato Casserole
Sausage Cheese Balls (Christmas brunch)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and Muffins (depending on if I find more pumpkin!)
Flash Freeze – red, orange, yellow peppers
Sugar Cookies – decorated by Ainsley
Creamy Chocolate Fudge
Candied Fruit Treats
Crockpot Apple Butter
I am not the only one doing this today and tomorrow. A few of my blogging counterparts came up with this GREAT IDEA, so be sure to check out Money Saving Mom and Fish Mama’s plans here for more inspiration.
What are you planning to prepare? Do you have any plans to get ahead of the holiday rush to make your days less stressful and easier? Tell us all about it and please share your wonderful recipes with us. Join me by commenting here, following me on Facebook, or on Twitter under the hashtag #oamc (which is short for Once A Month Cooking).