I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving! I know I did! I love spending time with my family! I also found some really good Black Friday deals yesterday! My mom and I braved the crowds, although there weren’t too many crowds where we went, so that was nice! We didn’t get up super early either, I think we went out around 9 ish and there were still great deals then too!
Today, I stayed busy decorating for Christmas, grocery shopping, and going though my clothes to give to Goodwill. I am getting rid of so many clothes I don’t wear! My closet is looking a little bare! Haha! I also have been watching a bunch of Christmas movies!! I’ve been looking through the guide and recording all the good ones on my DVR so I can watch them all over and over! I am currently watching Jingle All The Way. But, my absolute favorite is The Santa Clause! That will be recording tomorrow!! I will post decoration pics once I get my tree up. We are hopefully going to pick one out tomorrow! We are getting a real tree this year :)
I wanted to share some good recipes I made today!! I was in the mood for baking Christmas cookies so that’s what I did!! These are some of my favorite Christmas cookies!!
Magic Rainbow Cookie Bars
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 can condensed milk
1 1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup M&M’s- Christmas colored
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for glass pan). In 13X9 baking dish, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter. Pour condensed milk over crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients, press firmly.
Bake 25-30 mins. Store at room temp.
Yum!! These are so good!! I’m going to have to take some to my parents tomorrow so I don’t eat them all :)
My next recipe is for Brussel Sprouts. I have never made these before and this recipe is delish!!
Brown Sugar Brussel Sprouts
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 medium shallots, thinly sliced
1 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs brussel sprouts, trimmed, each cut in half
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup precooked bacon pieces
In skillet, cook pecans over medium heat for 5 mins, or until toasted. Transfer pecans to plate and set aside. In same skillet, cook shallots in oil over medium heat for 3 mins or until slightly brown, stirring frequently. Add brussel sprouts, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook 10-12 mins stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar, cook 1-2 mins until sugar melts. Add bacon and pecans, stir until well blended and heated through.
These are so good! I forgot to take a picture because I was so ready to dig in! This recipe will definitely be a staple in my diet!!
Well, I better get back to my movie! Hope ya’ll have a good night!!
Posted in: on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at at 8:44 PM