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You're the STAR Blog Hop & HOME Features

T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Meal Plan Sunday- Dec 27- Jan 2

Meal Planning is a great way to save time and money every week!  

Merry Christmas!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Though it was very different this year we had a lovely time. We had my SO's mom and nana over for dinner on Christmas Eve and stuffed ourselves silly with a seafood and pasta feast. The evening was spent talking, laughing and watching It's a Wonderful Life.

Then Christmas day, we went to my SO's mom's house to celebrate with his sister, her partner and nana. We ate way too much with a delicious brunch consisting of lemon cranberry scones (made by me), a charcuterie board (made by me), waffles, hash-browns, and Christmas pancakes. Oh and you can't forget the mimosas!! Dinner was a team effort and I brought homemade rolls, homemade cranberry sauce, pie (cherry and pecan) and an assortment of Christmas cookies I had been making all month. We also had turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, rutabaga and corn. Again we stuffed ourselves silly and had such a wonderful day playing cards, talking and laughing. Though it wasn't our HUGE family Christmas, we still had a wonderful day.

This week is a relaxing week. We went into lock down here on Boxing Day and my SO is off until Jan 4th. My birthday, which is on the 29th, will be spent watching movies with my SO and the kids. It's a perfect day in my opinion. Here is my menu plan for the week

  • Leftovers- mashed potatoes, rutabaga, corn, crab legs, salmon
  • Stuffed Shells with Caesar salad and garlic bread
  • Take out Chinese food for my birthday
  • Moose meatballs in gravy with mashed potatoes, and broccoli with cheese sauce
  • Leftovers- Clean out the Fridge night!
  • Turkey dinner with all the fixings (we didn't have leftovers from Christmas, so we will be cooking up a small turkey for New Years day)


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