Dec 22, 2020

Happy Holidays!

I've been surprised that even though we can't have any family gatherings this year, the holiday season has still been quite busy. I feel like things are winding down, though - gifts have all been sent and delivered, holiday cards are (mostly) all in the mail, and of course, decorations have been up for a while. (I joined this year's early decorating trend and got the tree up just before Thanksgiving, which I've never done.)

I'm sure I'm not the only one ready to put 2020 in the rear view, but in the meantime, I'm going to try to make this year's Christmas a memorable one, or at least, an enjoyable one. For me, of course, that means good food, so I'm sharing my menu plans in case you need some ideas. 

Tonight, we're having just appetizers, so I'm trying my hand at a new stuffed mushroom recipe and sausage balls, which are apparently a southern staple. I'll also be making this fruit dip and Ina Garten's pan-fried onion dip.

On Christmas Eve, we'll have filet mignon, cheesy pull-apart garlic bread, cauliflower puree, and some kind of potato dish, quite possibly these scalloped potatoes. (I'm skipping Wednesday, when we're having a super easy meal of baked ziti, using frozen sauce, because I have a busy day of orthodontist appointments and a school Zoom meeting.)

Our Christmas breakfast will be this breakfast casserole and some kind of bread (I'm leaning toward this monkey bread). Christmas dinner will be a copycat Honey Baked ham, streuseled sweet potato casserole (there's a small one in the freezer from Thanksgiving), roasted Brussels sprouts, and some kind of bread, probably better-than-Domino's garlic bread.

Of course, there will also be gifts, Zoom calls, and hopefully lots of family time.

I wish you and your loved ones the happiest, healthiest, safest holiday season. Thank you for being a part of the CFO family!

If this is a sad season for you, please know that you are not alone. There are many reasons to be struggling at this time of year. If you would like me to pray for you, please feel free to leave a comment, reach out on social media, send me an email, or use the contact form on this page.

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