Monday, December 24, 2018

Weekend Things and Family Christmas #1

Saturday morning started out with a smoked salmon bagel and coffee.

In the evening we packed up some goodies to take over to my brother and Jessie's for Christmas with my side of the family.  We brought caramel corn, dinner buns, and a selection of baking (chocolate mountains and Nanimo bars too, but they were in the freezer):

Their place was beautifully decorated for the occasion, and they had some yummy things to snack on when we first arrived.

For dinner we had quite the spread of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, ham, pasta salad, green beans, buns, and gravy:

All the kids had fun opening presents, and getting to play with their cousins.  The little ones really keep things exciting.

We had a wonderful time with family.

On Sunday morning Christopher whipped up eggnog waffles, and then we spent the rest of the day watching shows and having one or two snacks.

We also had beef and noodles going in the slow cooker, and we gave that a taste later on in the evening.  It will be good for many meals this week.

I posted the recipe for this a while back, but I made some tweaks, so I'll repost it now for you:

Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles 

approx. 2 lb beef roast
salt and pepper
olive oil
1 pack of dried onion soup mix
3 cans of beef consomme
3 cans of mushroom soup
4-5 cups sliced mushrooms
4 cups egg noodles
1 cup 1/2 and 1/2 (or whole milk)

Heat a couple tablespoons of oil over medium.  Dry the beef with paper towel, then salt and pepper it well.  Sear for a few minutes on each side, and then transfer to the slow cooker.  Top with the onion soup mix, the 6 cans of soup, and finally the mushrooms.  Cook on high for 4-5 hours.  Add the egg noodles, and then cook on low for an additional hour.  Add the 1/2 and 1/2, season with pepper and salt if needed, and then serve over mashed potatoes.  Mmmm!

I'll be coming back attya later today with another post, so check back in!

How was your weekend? What did you do?
What are your Christmas Eve and Christmas day plans?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That beef and noodles dish looks so good! I love meals like that but Phil is anti-mushrooms. he doesn't know what he's missing out on!

Your first Christmas celebration sounded like lots of fun! It's great to have kids around for the holidays because they make this time of year extra exciting!