Menu Monday 12.28.20

Happy #menumonday, friends! This week will bring us the start of a new year. I don’t know very many people who are sad to see 2020 go. I’m sure hopeful that 2021 will bring more hope and joy than 2020. Of course, there were moments of happiness and joy, but we are hopeful to beContinue reading “Menu Monday 12.28.20”

Christmas Traditions: When Traditions Change

I still remember the first year that my aunt and uncle decided not to come home for Christmas. Up to that point in my young life, Christmas had always revolved around Grandma’s house, and there was no reason in my mind why it should change. Until it did. Christmas seemed smaller that year, and IContinue reading “Christmas Traditions: When Traditions Change”

{Menu Monday 12.21.20}

Happy #menumonday, friends! Can you believe it? Christmas week is here!! I’m excited, but it is a bit bittersweet. In a “normal” year, we’d be packing up this week and heading to Montana to visit family, but this year… Well, we are staying home. I’m a little relieved to not be traveling the passes thisContinue reading “{Menu Monday 12.21.20}”

Christmas Traditions: Songs

I am a stickler for waiting for Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. My daughter, on the other hand, could play it year round if I would let her. My favorites include all those classic Christmas tunes: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, and Karen Carpenter’s velvet tones. There’s even a great non-traditional song by Trisha Yearwood thatContinue reading “Christmas Traditions: Songs”

{Menu Monday 12.14.20}

Happy #menumonday, friends! It’s the last week of school before Winter Break, and I’m so ready! Things will be a little different this year (who’s soooo tired of saying that?) but it will be lovely to have some down time, some relaxation, and some family time. I love that we get the full two weeksContinue reading “{Menu Monday 12.14.20}”

Christmas Traditions: Food

This weekend, we will bake. Food is a favorite way to celebrate and mark traditions around here. In a year when many other traditional ways we would celebrate aren’t possible, we are holding tightly to this one. There will be literal piles of cookies in my kitchen. It makes me happy just thinking about it.Continue reading “Christmas Traditions: Food”

[Menu Monday 12.7.20}

Happy #menumonday, friends! It’s hard to believe we are already a week into December. 2020 is quickly coming to a close (good riddance)! I hope you’re enjoying a slower holiday season and taking time to celebrate, even if it is small things along the way. Our Decembers are often filled with evening events, and whileContinue reading “[Menu Monday 12.7.20}”

Christmas Traditions: Decorating

This Nativity set once belonged to my Grandma. Now it belongs to my son. As children, both my son and I would play with it, rearranging it on the sideboard and retelling the Christmas story (sometimes adding a few characters). Storytellers are we. Around here, we’re usually sticklers for doing all of our Christmas decoratingContinue reading “Christmas Traditions: Decorating”

{Menu Monday 11.30.20}

Happy #menumonday, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I think I’m still full from our turkey dinner. We had a lovely meal with way too much food for just 6 of us, but it was a fun day, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. November is coming to a close and I’m definitelyContinue reading “{Menu Monday 11.30.20}”