Food Friday

Are you stuffed from turkey and dressing? Have you been shopping already this morning? I am a positive on both of those! Whew…I do love it and I am so excited about Food Friday in Decemeber!
Tis the season to get in the kitchen and cook up all kinds of sugary treats!
I love, love, love making Christmas tins of sweets and sharing them with family and friends. Randall actually enjoys it too. Last year Henry sat in his bouncey seat asleep while we made our Christmas goodies. This year I am sure he will play a more active role!

This is what the top of my fridge looks like at Christmas. It makes me happy. The big plate came from the resale shop in Julie’s town for $5…a brand new Hallmark plate in the package. The santa cookie jar came from a friend in Mississippi. The ornament cookie jar was bought for me to a give as a gift a few years ago but I kept it for myself! The cute little snowman was from Randall’s birth mother one year…when she liked me! LOL. But honestly, she doesn’t care for me much, but I loved her cute gifts when she did.
And this is my prize cookie jar. My Daddy’s wife, Connie gave me this the year we moved. She had it made to match my crazy black kitchen. I adore it. Julie got one that year also and it is beautiful. It has a handpainted santa on it. This is the jar that the cookies go in!
Here is one of the cookies that will be in the cookie jar this Christmas season:
Every man in my family loves a Goo Goo! My husband, father-in-law, daddy, brother-in-law, grandfathers and uncles love a Goo Goo.
16 oz dry roasted peanuts
12 oz chocolate or almond bark
add 1/2 cup peanut butter (optional…I don’t always add it)
Melt bark. Dump nuts in by 1/3 cup until mixed well. Dip spoonfuls on wax paper and let dry. Try not to eat them all at once!
We also put peanut butter on Ritz crackers and dip them in chocolate and almond bark. We love bark at this house! Randall’s job is to melt it and I dip it. We also use the term “cookie” lightly at our house, as you can see.
And someone told this little foodie that Santa was coming….and Mama was making cookies!
This little Mama is also hosting a cookie exchange next week, so I best get busy in the kitchen and get off here!
Happy Food Friday!

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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