Less then a week to go, until Christmas 2010! I am so excited. The shopping is finished, wrapping is almost done, and I have a few day off to put the finishing touches on the house decorations and begin my baking.
This year, I will be sharing two new cookie recipes with you, a new fudge recipe with you, and maybe just maybe a new twist on an old favorite.
You can be on the look out for:
Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies (aka ~ Starbucks knock offs of their famous Cranberry bliss bar)
Peppermint Patty Crinkles
Sweet and salty trash
Also on the agenda for "One pretty Little Box" will be the return of Menu plan Mondays. As far as food budgeting and keeping on target for the entire family, menu planning helps in more ways then one. I don't focus all day what I will be eating (in fact, I plan an entire week's menu out in one day), because it is already planned out, the entire family knows what is coming so they stop asking me, AND... I can purchase the much needed groceries and have on hand the items I will need throughout the week. Not only will this cut down on grocery trips, but it does cut down a lot of spontaneous purchases. The time of year I really pinch pennies in the grocery department is in the Summer when I am not working, but that is no reason to be spending frivolously even when I can. Consider this one of my first attempts at my "Less is More" approach to 2011.