Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NEW! Hot Corn Dip Recipe

Love this recipe that Jennifer made for our Favorite Things party.  It is even simpler thatthe other recipe I use for hot corn dip, and I could eat this stuff by the boat load.  Luckily she left me the leftovers!

1 (15 ounce) can white corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) can yellow corn, drained
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with
green chile peppers, drained
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
½ t. chili powder
½ t. Garlic powder
Cilantro to taste

1.       Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.       In a medium baking dish, mix white corn, yellow corn, diced tomatoes with green chile     peppers, cream cheese, chili powder, garlic powder and cilantro
3.     Bake for about 30 minutes until bubbly, then enjoy with tortilla chips!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

No more menus and Favorite Things 2012

Well, as you may have noticed, I’ve failed miserably in the menu planning blog posting over the last two weeks.  It’s been a great two years (almost) of posting menus, but I think I’m calling it quits.  Of course, we will still be planning our weekly menus before we hit the grocery store, but I’m just not going to stick to posting it here every week.  Given the busy-ness of the upcoming holidays, our plans change day-by-day, hour-by-hour, so while there are groceries for meals at our house, there is no exact plan for when to fix them.  December has been an insane month for us, with the birth of our niece, the end of the semester for Ryan, and a crazy hectic work schedule for me.  I’m HOPING things settle down these last two weeks of 2012 and that we get to enjoy lots of fun with family and friends. 

Last night, I got started by hosting a fun holiday party with the girls from my job.  We had a “favorite things” party where we each picked our favorite thing and gave it to all the other girls.  We set a budget (around $5) so that we wouldn’t end up going too crazy, since there were 6 of us in the group, each of us had to buy five $5 gifts. 

Our favorite things included….
Me… Honey from The Fresh Market and a honey dipper from Mast General, along with a loaf of my homemade bread
Amy… Silver Hoop Earrings fromHandPicked
Andrea… Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer with a bedazzled carrier to attach to your purse or keychain
Jenna… fuzzy socks (confession, already wore mine last night after everyone left)
Jennifer… a cute jewelry hanger to organize necklaces and earrings

Monday, December 10, 2012

Menu Plan Monday (Year 2, Week 49 & 50)

It's been a whirlwind of a week, we have a brand new niece as of December 1st, so I never got our menu posted last week!  Here's what I can remember and what we're eating this week.  Cannot believe there are only 2 weeks left in 2012, but we are READY for 2013 to get here!

12.3.12 - Homemade Pizza
12.4.12 - Dr. Pepper Crockpot BBQ
12.5.12 - Leftovers
12.6.12 - ate out at El Chico
12.7.12 - Seriously, I cannot remember what we did for dinner on Friday
12.8.12 - Spaghetti at Home
12.9.12 - Jenny made Chili, so we ate with her!

12.10.12 - Thai Chicken Bites & Rice
12.11.12 - Smothered Beef & Bean Burrito Casserole
12.12.12 - Pork Tenderloin & Sweet Potatoes  **Our 3rd Anniversary** (Not going out to celebrate because Ryan has an exam the next morning)
12.13.12 - Dinner out to Celebrate our Anniversary & End of the Semester!
12.14.12 - Woody's Pizza on Folly Beach
12.15.12 - Supper Club Dinner out in Charleston
12.16.12 - JWC of Lake Murray Holiday Social