Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous break. Goodness knows, we NEED it! I wanted to share a few pictures of what my Christmas has consisted of so far... I love this time with my family.
My boys have kept me busy. Hubby had to work a lot last week, so I had my boys help tackle all those before Christmas projects... We hosted the big family meal (which meant a lot of extra cleaning since my parents and inlaws would be coming over - ha ha), so to keep the boys busy I had them make the place cards and decorations for the table. These little trees were wooden doll bodies that they painted in different shades of green, and then decorated with puffy paint. I had these little star/snowflake stickers that they attached to toothpicks, and placed in the top hole of the tree. All in all they were so cute and helped make our table festive.
I had to go to the grocery store on Christmas Eve for fresh bread and ended up finding three of these five drawer units too. It's a wonder what the grocery store carries... Now, my boys didn't know it at the time, but they were getting new "big kid" desks and I wanted everything organized... no more pencil boxes upon pencil boxes of art supplies. I ended up taking rainbow color stickers to help them sort their supplies and they fit perfectly on the shelves of their new desks.
My older boys have been using folding tables as desks for the past 2 school years, so between their excitement over a real desk, and my kindergartener's excitement over having a big boy desk - well it made for a happy, functional Christmas present.
We hosted the big (both sides of the family) dinner on Christmas. It's a family favorite to have Party Chicken so I wanted to share the recipe with you. :) It's a flattened chicken breast, with a chunk of swiss cheese and a piece of ham tucked in the middle... then rolled up within a slice of bacon, and held together with one or two toothpicks. Yes, it was delicious... then the sauce is cream of mushroom with sour cream (equal parts), and optional to add a little cream of sherry. Bake for 3 hours at 275... We had this and lobster tails, Napa Cabbage Salad, Baked Mac and Cheese (since the kids aren't adventurous), and Roasted Green Beans. So good...
Hope your holiday was fabulous!