With Love…โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ŒWhen late Christmas photos become sweet Valentine’s Day cardsโค๏ธ Hope you enjoyed your v-day. ๐Ÿ˜˜

Valentines Day Photo

 

Look Who’s Been In The Kitchen…

โ€ Tis’ the Season! โ€ 

This year instead of buying all of “KickBack’s” teachers a gift I decided to make goodies for the entire daycare. I think the previous year I did goodies bags with gift cards, candy and things of that nature. Because hisย daycare is so smallย a lot of the staffย rotate into different classrooms; so financially there was no way we could get everyone a really nice gift. So we decided to bake! And boy was it fun. “KickBack” ate majority of the cookie dough! (However, I’m not sure if that was aย good ideaย lol)ย We made sugar cookies and used cookie cutters to make gingerbread men, Christmas trees and stars. We later made chocolate covered pretzels, which I was really mad about because I meant to get white chocolate, so I couldย put food coloring in it. But it still turned out nicely.ย Lastly, we made my yummy chocolate chip cookies!!! Put everything on a nice decorative Christmas dish, wrapped it up, sealed itย with a nice note…. and BAM! Everyone had a treat from “KickBack” โ™ฅ

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Ginger Bread House

Later when I was all alone I decided to make a gingerbread house…. This was my treat to myself! lol I didn’t want the baby to mess it up.

IMG_5838ย Because I was in such great spirits to cook this year, I also decided to make my FIRST Christmas dinner for my family at home. Yea! the feeling was a little odd to me too. But I went through with it and boy was it good!! I made: Baked Turkey, Pinto Beans, Bake Mac & Cheese, COLLARD GREENS :-), Yam Soufflรฉ,ย Homemadeย Biscuits and C-Loaf! (youย probably don’t know anything about that if you’re not from the south, but it’s a form of Chitterlings by Neese’s and it’sย gooood!)ย God and I had a conversation, and I put nothing butย LOVE and time inย this meal. Needless to sayย “Mr. Big” thought it was finger licking good too! ๐Ÿ™‚


Leftovers!

Soup

So a few days after Christmas,ย because it was just my small family eating, I decided to freeze a few of my favorites and then use the leftover turkey to make Turkey Stew!โ†‘โ†‘ lol Yea your girl be cookingโ™ฅ

~Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Yearโ€ 

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~And this guy loved every bit of it!~