Frugal Festive Touches
Computer connectivity has been spotty and unreliable most of today, which is another reason why I should learn never to put off until the last possible second what I could do weeks in advance. Unfortunately, I'm fifty and haven't learned that yet, in spite of many opportunities and lessons in the school of life. Ah, well.
Today's post is about little ways to add some festive touches to your regular fare- instead of spending extra money for fancier than normal dishes, you can add holiday touches to things you already make in order to create special memories for your family, and give that something extra holidays bring, without something extra removed from your budget.
Shapes and colors:
Roll out biscuits as usual, but cut into triangles for Christmas trees.
Or use raisins to make a snowman face on a biscuit, then put three biscuits on the pan touching each other to make a snowman.
Braid biscuit dough and shape in a circle for a wreath, dot with strawberry jam.
Make your pancakes into wreaths or snowmen in the pan.
Use cookie cutters to make Christmas shapes of your sandwiches, sliced lunch meats and cheeses, and quesedillas
Shape a meatloaf into a wreath shape. When it's done, fill the center with snowy white mashed potatoes.
Shape a home-made pizza into a tree- it's just a triangle, after all.
Use tiny cookie cutters to slice potatoes and carrots for stew into small triangles for trees.
Add red jam, fruit, or food coloring to your pancake batter
Use ketchup to make festive designs on your eggs, meatloaves, and more.
Use parsley flakes sprinkled in a cookie cutter stencil to add green trees or leaves to the top of a meatloaf, lasagna, pasta dish, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, or....?
Some free Christmas reading for your Kindle- some will be free indefinitely, some will only be free a few more hours after I post them. Make sure you check twice:
Old Christmas, by Washington Irving
The Christmas Books
by William Makepeace Thackeray
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