Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Christmas Week

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Yes, I know it's the day after Christmas but real life always takes presidence around here and a lot of real life has been happening it seems lately!  Our family had a good Christmas and hope yours did too.  It was a bit different this year for several reasons but went well all things considered.

By popular request we had cheesy chicken for Christmas Eve dinner with the cheese cake pictured above as dessert.  Taylor just asked if he could have a left-over piece for lunch.  It was good and it was from Gordon Foods.  Typically I do make a homemade (often cheesecake) for dessert but I happened to be there when they had this on sale for 9.99  (usually 16.99) and I truly can't make one really good cheese cake for that let alone this amazing assortment!  It WAS nice to push the EASY BUTTON on it too.  Way easier clean up!  
Chessy Chicken all coated and ready for the oven

If you're looking for an easy but delish recipe for New years that is fairly health you might want to consider the cheesy Chicken.  You simply take chicken breast and dredge it in melted butter then using your fingers rub on sour cream and last lay in a bowl of crushed cheese nip crackers and roll it to coat.  It's simple but tastes amazing!  Just place on your pan and bake at 350 till done (ours took about 45 minutes but it will depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.)
Finished product

I'm thinking for New years if I have enough grocery money and can find a decent enough price we'll go with Lobster.  This used to be our traditional New years meal until it got more expensive both because it went up in price and we started having too many kids.  It was one thing to buy 2 lobsters for the two of us but 5-6 gets pricey!  The one thing I love about lobster is the low calorie count.  I'm honestly quite tired of all the rich high calorie food and ready to go lite!  And this would certainly quality as another EASY BUTTON dish.  Drop the lobster into boiling water, it doesn't get much easier than that!

Christmas Day we spent at my moms and she made some amazing prime rib.  It was better than we've had at restaurants, cut like butter and really rare but warm!  So GOOD!  It was our first Christmas without my Grandpa there which was hard but Grandma seems to be doing well.  Now the drive to and from was not so great but we were thankful for God's protection as we did see several slide offs.  On the way home we kept hoping it would clear but never did UNTIL we got off at our exit less then 5 minutes from home.  There it was completely clear roads and no snow coming down.  

As we look to be ending the Christmas season I can't say we will be sad to see 2013 go.  It's been a tough year with losses in lots of ways but we have a lot to be thankful for too.  This year I find myself much more looking to what to change and accomplish in 2014 so maybe that's a good thing!

So Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you and yours!

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