It Just Gets Yummy From Here On Out

     Oh, my goodness, the food we have planned for the next few days is just yummy!!!  We have one or two regular meals worked in to the mix, but for the most part we will be feasting or partying or both!  Here’s what’s on tap.

     Saturday (today):  We are attending my husband’s mom’s side of the family’s annual Goody Party.  This is just exactly what it sounds like – yummy food of all shapes and sizes.  Everyone brings a plate or two (or more) to share and we enjoy the fun of visiting with extended family and munching for the evening.  Dani and Will prepared three plates of goodies for us to take:  Peanut Butter Balls, Dark Chocolate Truffles and Cherry Chip cupcakes with double chocolate frosting,

     Sunday:  We’ll be attending worship, of course, and then heading back home.  I’m leaving a meatloaf in the oven and using the time bake feature so that it will be ready when we come in.  The fella that thought up installing the delayed bake/time bake feature on ovens is a genius.  Even though tomorrow is the Lord’s Day, Dani and I will spend part of the afternoon doing some advance prep for our Christmas Eve supper.  Just some easy to do stuff, that will take a lot of the pressure off of us for the next day.

     Monday:  Christmas Eve!  We are hosting my husband’s dad’s side of the family for a Soup Supper.  Dani and I will be making three big pots of soup:  Kathy’s Taco Soup, Baked Potato Soup and Tomato Soup.  We will also be serving dinner rolls, which we did not bake from scratch.  No, we did not.  We bought them at Costco, and I will be serving them warmed with the soup.  The rest of the family will be bringing beverages and desserts to share.  I am looking forward to this supper!  All three of these soups are favorites of mine, and I may have to have just a small bowl of each!  

     Tuesday:  Christmas Day!  We’ll begin the day with our traditional Christmas sweet roll.  My late mother-in-love made these for her two sons and their family’s every year.  Fortunately, my girls helped her make them a few years and the recipe has been passed down.  Dani made these for us last year, making an extra for my husband’s brother’s family, as well as one for Corin, Rob and the grandbabies.  She’ll do the same again this year.  Lola’s tradition continues, and that is as it should be.  Lovingly remembering Lola on Christmas morning as we enjoy the tradition that she began, and remembering even now as I type this, is a bit of sweet nostalgia that keeps this precious loved one, who has gone home before us, in our hearts.  

     We’ll just snack a bit for our lunch.  Corin, Rob and the grandbabies will be joining us after the babies have their naps.  We’ll have crackers and cheese out to snack on until dinner time.  Our Christmas dinner will be:  Brown-sugar glazed ham, Potatoes Supreme (made with sour cream, green onions, etc.), Cherry Pie Jello, Dani’s yummy Oriental Green Salad, Rolls & Butter.  Dessert will be crumb top apple pies and Pumpkin Pie Squares.  

     A few of these recipes are in the side bar, but you’ll forgive me for not sharing, or linking, to any more today.  There just is not time.  Some of the other dishes will pop up on future menus and I’ll share them then, and others are family heirloom recipes. 

     I hope the next few days will be peaceful and joyous in your homes.  Have a blessed Lord’s Day tomorrow and a happy Christmas.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

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19 comments to It Just Gets Yummy From Here On Out

  • That does it!  I am officially moving IN to your house for the holiday!  Your food sounds wonderful!!  Oh, how I miss the big gatherings at my Grandma’s house where the countertops overflowed with delights and the house overflowed with family.  🙂  We spend Christmas with my husband’s family, which is quite small, and so, a much smaller menu ensues.  But I’m doing my best to create family food traditions for my little ones as we gather ourselves on Christmas Eve.  May you and yours enjoy a very Merry Christmas; thank you for all your advice, concern, recipes, and so forth that you so generously share with all of us.  And may God bless your New Year as well!!  ~Tea

  • That does it!  I am officially moving IN to your house for the holiday!  Your food sounds wonderful!!  Oh, how I miss the big gatherings at my Grandma’s house where the countertops overflowed with delights and the house overflowed with family.  🙂  We spend Christmas with my husband’s family, which is quite small, and so, a much smaller menu ensues.  But I’m doing my best to create family food traditions for my little ones as we gather ourselves on Christmas Eve.  May you and yours enjoy a very Merry Christmas; thank you for all your advice, concern, recipes, and so forth that you so generously share with all of us.  And may God bless your New Year as well!!  ~Tea

  • Cheryl ~ I think I should consider myself the caboose … for I am always behind on comments! 😮

    So many *lovelies* in your past posts to touch on all of them, but I do hope you were able to get that sweet pink stocking done for a little miss somebody! ;o)

    What a precious family weekend you have before you. Love the idea of a Soup Supper! sounds wonderful. And I adore that you call some of your recipes family *heirlooms*! As one that loves to cook and create in the kitchen … I treasure my recipes and hope to see my children and grandchildren using them in their home someday. Your lovely heart values what is precious and you have a beautiful way of putting that into words.

    Many hugs to you and your dear sweet family! Merry Christmas to you all!

  • Sounds like a very yummy Christmas. Blessings to you and your family and Merry Christmas. Love Clarice

  • Merry Christmas to you and your family, Cheryl! 

    I love the timer feature on my oven too – wonderful time saver on Sundays!

  • Everything sounds scrumptious-truly scrumptious!!!! (I’ve been watching Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang!)

    I hope your family creates some wonderful memories in the next few days.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Everything sounds scrumptious-truly scrumptious!!!! (I’ve been watching Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang!)

    I hope your family creates some wonderful memories in the next few days.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Oh boy! You have a whirlwind of activity ahead of you for the next few days. Everything sounds yummy! I love the idea of having different soups to sample. I’m sure they will all be yummilicious. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones.
    Catherine

  • Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas with your family!! God bless!

  • Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas with your family!! God bless!

  • Wow, the menus sound great, have a wonderful time!

  • It all sounds wonderful! Enjoy your time with your family and Merry Christmas!

  • It all sounds wonderful…the food AND the family!

  • it all gets yummy and chubby over here!  :lol::lol: 

    Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

    Jesus is the true reason for the season!

    HomemakerAng and family!

  • Mmmm…. Yummy. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful week and a Blessed Christmas. Enjoy your time with your family and those grand babies. Its wonderful that you have the recipe from Lola and the kids know how to make it. What a wonderful tradition and great way to remember her.

    Merry Christmas

    P.S. While your girls are to old for frills and bows, you do have 2 pretty granddaughters that I bet will love them. 🙂

  • Hi Cheryl,

    Merry Christmas. Thank you for your gift of friendship. It means so much to me.

    Blessings,

    Elizabeth

  • Have a wonderful Christmas. I thought I would pop in and say thank you; your blog is one which reminds me why I enjoy keeping house, and inspires me to get up and do something about the mess rather than staring at the computer screen and ignoring it. I love your recipes too.
    Tia

  • Merry Christmas to you and your family~Karen

  • Hi Cheryl! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!
    Blessings,
    Catherine