Christmas is just around the corner and we are all busy getting our shopping started or some might be already finishing up…that’s me I only have a couple of gifts left to purchase. I start early because I dislike that long lines of cranky Christmas shoppers in the mall. It always dampens the holiday spirit for me. You know what I’m talking about the long lines of screaming kids and parents, getting hit and pushed by the lady that has at least seven bags in her hands as she tried to beat you to the check-out and the entire stress of the entire shopping experience that last from Thanksgiving until about the second or third week of January.
My husband and I started shopping for Christmas gifts around September and we are always done before Dec 1. It’s made shopping much easier and you can take part in the sales.
You are probably wondering the point to my post. Well, here it is. My husband asked me, as he does each year, to write out a Christmas list. This year I went above and beyond because I even included links to the photos and description of each gift that was on my wish list. Here are some of my Christmas wishes…
1.) Leather Jacket (Size Women’s Medium)
2.) 5 or 8 cup food processor
3.) Paula Deen Cookbook (Savannah County Cookbook)
4.) House shoes from Bass Pro (Size 91/2)
5.) Dutch Oven either Cast Iron or Le Creuset brand
6.) Estee Lauder perfume (Beyond Paradise)
7.) Games (Can get at Wal-mart) : DVD type: Win Lose or Draw, Family Feud or Trivia Pursuit 80’s Edition
8.) Carrie Underwood CD
9.) Box grater
10.) Cuisipro Herb Mill
11.) Kitchen Aid Can Opener
12.) Apple Corer Slicer
13.) Taylor Connoisseur Digital Instant Read Thermometer
14.) Emile Henry Couleurs Soufflé Dish
15.) Kitchen Aid Roaster Pan, not the stainless steel kind
16.) Calphalon 11 inch grill pan
17.) Marshall Fields Cookbook
18.) Dooney and Burke Wallet
19.) Tall Wooden Jewelry Box from JcPenney’s
What’s are some of the things on your Christmas list this year? As you can tell from my list I want some things for my kitchen. I don’t know why but when I get a new gadget or kitchen item I am so happy.
Today I have a great dish to take to those upcoming holiday parties you may have on your schedule. This is an easy recipe that Clarice provided for the Learfield Cookbook.
by Clarice Brown
1 can (13 oz) evaporated milk
3 lbs. hamburger
2 cups quick oatmeal
1 cup chopped onion
½ t. garlic salt
2 t. salt
2 t. chili powder
½ t. pepper
Mix and shape into balls and place in large flat pan, only one layer to each pan.
2 cups catsup
1 cup brown sugar
1 to 2 T. liquid smoke
½ t. garlic salt
½ cup chopped onion
Dissolve and pour over meatballs and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.