Blogmas – Day 16

The ideas for my Blogmas posts are from a post on the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. You can see the list of ideas in my Day 1 Blogmas post here.

I haven’t put up my Christmas tree yet, so here’s an photo from Christmas morning a couple of years ago, featuring my neighbour’s dog, Codie, who stays with us when his family goes home for the holidays.

Have you put up your tree yet?

Blogmas – Day 14

The ideas for my Blogmas posts are from a post on the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. You can see the list of ideas in my Day 1 Blogmas post here.

My favourite childhood Christmas memory is from when I was about 7 or 8. I woke up in the night and heard footsteps on the roof above me. Then I heard some jingle bells. I shut my eyes right away and went back to sleep, since I knew Santa was here and I wanted him to leave the gifts.

What’s your favourite childhood Christmas memory?

Blogmas – Day 13

The ideas for my Blogmas posts are from a post on the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. You can see the list of ideas in my Day 1 Blogmas post here.

Well today is an easy one. I’m counting down to Christmas with Blogmas! I will also be posting my own 12 Days of Christmas Reading starting on December 14, where I will post a review of a Christmas themed book everyday until Christmas!

I’m really excited for Christmas this year. I’ve been listening to Christmas playlists on Spotify in my car. I have been busy with school and work so I haven’t had time to put up our Christmas tree yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to do that soon!

How are you counting down Christmas?

Blogmas – Day 12

The ideas for my Blogmas posts are from a post on the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. You can see the list of ideas in my Day 1 Blogmas post here.

We had some snow yesterday (and my car wouldn’t even start because of the cold). So I was able to take a picture of our Winter Wonderland! It’s our first snow of the year. I’m sure there will be lots more to come!

Here’s a picture of my backyard. Not too much snow, but I don’t like it, so any snow is too much for me.

What does your winter wonderland look like?

Blogmas – Day 11

The ideas for my Blogmas posts are from a post on the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. You can see the list of ideas in my Day 1 Blogmas post here.

Our Christmas menu stays the same every year. For breakfast we usually have eggs and turkey bacon. Then, we go to my aunt’s house and snack on appetizers like cheese and crackers, devilled eggs, and shrimp. Then, we have a big turkey dinner, followed by lots of cookies and treats. By the end of the day, I’m stuffed!

What is your Christmas menu?

Blogmas – Day 10

The ideas for my Blogmas posts are from a post on the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. You can see the list of ideas in my Day 1 Blogmas post here.

I don’t do much baking, so my winter recipe is my Snowman Cheeseball!

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I’ve made one the last couple of years, and my recipe was even published on the website of the magazine I worked on during college. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 (250g) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheese (or any other kind of white cheese), shredded
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tobasco)
  • coarse salt and black pepper, to taste
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 5 raisins
  • pretzel sticks
  • 1 baby carrot
  • crackers (1 large Breton cracker for the base of the hat, and 3 regular Ritz crackers for the top of the hat)
  1. Mix the cream cheese in a bowl with 1 ½ cups of white cheddar cheese.
  2. Add the minced shallots, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  3. Mix together and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Scoop out ⅔ of the cheese mixture and roll into a ball.
  5. Roll the remaining ⅓ of the cheese mixture into a ball and place on top of the larger ball.
  6. Sprinkle the last ½ cup of white cheddar cheese onto the two cheese balls until covered in shredded cheese.
  7. Stick raisins on the ball as the eyes and buttons for the snowman.
  8. Cut triangular slice of carrot and place on the smaller ball for the nose of the snowman.
  9. Stick two pretzel sticks in the sides for the snowman’s arms.
  10. Place crackers on top of snowman for the hat (use cream cheese in between the crackers to make them stick together).
  11. Garnish the plate with rosemary.
  12. Enjoy!

What’s your winter recipe?