Weekly ‘wine’ down:Yes…more food and drinks! It’s Christmas…why not?

Wow!
Another week in December has gone by and I STILL don’t have my tree up!
“Tonight’s the night”….as Rod Stewart use to say (except I don’t think he was talking about stringing lights 🙂 .
Yep…I’m going to turn the a/c down so it can be cold enough to use the fireplace; put on Christmas vacation; grab a hot totty; and start stringing some lights.
Good lord I hate this task.
I’m not sure how much more than the tree will go up this year. It’s all just sometimes too much, you know?

Anyway, let’s ‘wine’ down (or wine up for me-my weekend starts now) from the week and enjoy some favorites:

To cook:

I’ve talked about using the slow cooker on here before and I adore mine.
But, I have worried, or thought, about turning it on while I’m out of the house.
I mean, I do have 2 adorable precious assets to protect….Lucy and Desi.
So, this article was one of those light bulb moments, or rather duh-huh moments.
I think I will do this next week…at night.

5 Reasons Why I Run My Slow Cooker All Night (Not All Day)

http://www.thekitchn.com/why-i-cook-my-slow-cooker-meals-overnight-213532

To feast on:

Oh. my.gosh.
Have you seen these delicious looking morsels filled with great goodness made by Nestle? They look divine.
Since I have some big (BIG) plans for 2015, I better go ahead and make one of these now.
Because everything you eat from now until January 1 doesn’t count anyway, right?

Deep-Dish Chocolate Caramel Cookies

http://veryculinary.com/2014/12/02/deep-dish-chocolate-caramel-cookies/

To dream:

Have you been following my daily FB share of homes decorated for Christmas ? These bloggers offer true inspiration and, hopefully for me, motivation…to get my butt moving!
Seriously, they treat this stuff seriously!
I’m thinking they start decorating in early November, right?
Here’s one of my favorites.
I love the simplicity, shabby, and flannel styles and fabrics used for decorating. So classic Christmas and winter-y.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Whether you are searching Pinterest or just popping into the grocery store, that time of year is here. My quaint little east coast town has already been draped in lights & fresh greenery. There is just something magical about the holidays, with the cookie making, Christmas music, [...]

http://www.bhg.com/blogs/better-homes-and-gardens-style-blog/2014/11/25/vintage-christmas-12-fabulous-festive-styling-ideas/

To make…now:

This is my drink for the evening/ weekend.
Btw-a favorite food blogger- she’s got some great recipes

This peppermint white hot chocolate recipe is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, and it's a great way to warm up on chilly nights! | gimmesomeoven.com

http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/peppermint-white-hot-chocolate-recipe/

Happy weekend friends!

Enjoy the journey………………………….

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