Tasty, Simple Holiday Meals-I like to always try new recipes. This year I had to work Christmas Eve, although I got off 2 hours early! Next year I will take off some holiday time as I'm still building up vacation time, and can't use any yet. This year I hosted a Christmas morning brunch buffet and decided to make Amish Style Baked Oatmeal. It was a HUGE hit! It was nice and light thanks to the baking powder. I used our eggs, and home-canned/home-grown organic apple slices in the bottom, making it extra special! I served it with thick bacon, tangelos, Pannetoni bread, and hot beverages. Everyone had fun and left with a full tummy.
Santa's helper (hee hee) got me this on eBay for Christmas. My, she has great taste! It will hang in my kitchen in the spring on my white back splash.
Baked oatmeal with a hot orange roll, leftovers the next day :)
browning in the oven
We had a mixed kale salad with it. Later we sat down and watched The Christmas Story, what a hoot! I never realized it was set in the late 1930's, not the 40's. Fascinating to look at the kitchen, clothes, etc.
We hit the Goodwill store today and really scored! We started off with a really expensive baby backpack, a gift for our expecting kids. We paid $25.00, new these would be atleast $100.00 more!
I found 2 nice work blouses, a hanging cubicle file holder and these-
wooden flowers for yard art, new
lightweight planting tin, $1.99
Like-new Olive tray/dish, $3.99
We had more snow on Christmas Eve and it was cold enough for it to stick! We had the first white Christmas it a few years, what a treat! The ski resorts are loving it and it's so pretty. It really makes the holidays decoration outside pop! It's been really COLD, it's 16 right now, at 6:30 p.m. The low is forecast for 6 degrees, Thursday morning. The coop is warm and with our newer house no freezing pipes, and a good furnace. Life is good!