Merry Christmas! {& Monday’s Menu}

Christmas Candles and Snow

We were blessed last Wednesday with a light December snow, which is somewhat rare in our neck of the woods. It snowed off and on all day, although the accumulation barely made an inch. But how awesome is it to be able to look at snow falling and all our Christmas decorations? That counts as a white Christmas in our house – woot!

Christmas Snow Collage

On this Christmas Eve, I wish you all a blessed holiday spent, hopefully, with family and friends celebrating and remembering our Savior who was born to set all mankind free. All the snow, decorations and gifts amount to nothing without this central fact that brings the hope, joy, and love we all emphasize during this season. I pray it continues throughout the coming year…


MPM-Winter-12 And since it is Monday, here’s a glimpse of what I’m thinking about for our menu for this holiday week, but I’m keeping it flexible in case we want to do something spontaneous:

Monday- Bring a vegetable (I’m thinking I’ll make this yummy Garlic Baked Grated Carrots) to our family dinner

Tuesday- Merry Christmas! We’ll have our traditional brunch and then a homemade fish and chips dinner

Wednesday- Glazed Ham with mustard sauce, slow-cooker garlic scalloped potatoes, sauteed green beans, green salad with cranberries and feta

Thursday- Hearty Ham Bone Soup, Easy Artisan Sourdough Bread, carrots with homemade ranch dip

Friday- Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce and chicken sausage, green salad

Saturday- Homemade pizza, cut carrots

Sunday- Leftovers


  1. Merry Christmas!

  2. The crock pot potatoes were awesome-thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. Jamie, can you share your fish and chips recipe? Hope your family had a wonderful christmas. I like your “dusting” of snow. I think we have about 6 to 8 inches on the ground right now. It’s been a really mild winter here.

    • The tradition is that my brother and Brian make that meal, ’cause I’ve done all the cooking up to Christmas – which I LOVE. :) It’s pretty simple with liberal use of my basic spice rub. I’ll have to put it on our menu soon to snap a picture and post the recipe. Enjoy your snow!

  4. I love your blog! I stumbled upon it via a link on Pinterest. We just moved to Oregon from the south and are looking at either building a home or buying and remodeling one, so your blog is giving me LOTS of great ideas and inspiration!

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