We’re starting to get ready for Christmas! I am getting excited. I love Christmas, it’s my favourite holiday of the year. The sights, the smells, the excited kids…I love everything about it. This year Amy and I got a wonderful Christmas present from her Nan:
I have to say, this is the only kitchen appliance any man should purchase for his wife/gf/so and put under the tree. I actually hugged ours! So, yesterday, I baked. I attempted my very first fruitcake and I also made shortbread for teacher gifts. For our teachers we bake cookies and get them all a $5 Tim Horton’s gift card. A tasty treat and something they can use, rather than a mug or an ornament that says “world’s greatest teacher”…lol. Think about all the things like that, that teachers must get over the years. I am sure one or two would be nice…but not 20, lol. Those with kids, what do you give for teacher gifts at the holidays? To my readers that are teachers, what kinds of gifts do you appreciate from your students? I would love to hear everyone’s ideas.
I promised that I would get back to putting costs of our meals up again, and I was able to do that this week. Our dinners at home this week were only $54.88. The family went out last evening with my department at work for a little Christmas get-together. It was so much fun and we saw a really great band, Red Line Run, who play music of the 60’s. If you enjoy that genre, please check out their website. For all of us, the bill was only just over $100…not too shabby for 9 people. Please check out I’m An Organizing Junkie‘s site for other great menus!
|Sunday||Department Christmas Celebration||Shane and I both worked overtime, we’re using this to pay for all of us going out…still making all our debt repayments.|
|Monday||Jerk Pork Roast, Noodles and Sauce, Veg||$6.83|
|Tuesday||Roast Chicken, Garlic and Parmesan Rice, Squash||$9.06|
|Wednesday||Chicken Corn Chowder||$5.63*|
|Thursday||Pasta E Fagoli Soup||$9.00|
|Saturday||Prime Rib, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Veggies||$13.14**|
*Using the free chicken we got at Real Canadian Superstore a few weeks ago and leftover chicken from the roast chicken
**Shane found a Prime Rib for $10.12 for us to have…sometimes, you have to treat yourselves. Since a prime rib dinner out for 4 would cost over $100, I think we’re doing OK.