Friday, December 22, 2023

The Merry Christmas Edition: Cat presents, Good Deals, and Holiday Food!

 Merry Christmas Edition!  

I thought I was all set and then I realized almost forgot the cat's some presents!   Oh man, my cat would be very sad without a present or two or three.  So, I made him two fish (with material I had on hand),  one filled with catnip and the other with crinkley aluminum foil inside.  For some reason I have a jar a catnip in the closet and it came in very handy.  I plan on making a couple more presents (that are no cost) for him that I saw on you tube.

Great Deals!  

Our best deal this week came from Meijer on Flashfood. 

A deli block of cheddar cheese for $15.80 (5.25 lbs) and my husband's favorite Krakus deli ham (5.58 lbs) for $22.31 after a $5.00 flash food credit!  Now for the slicing.


What's been on the dinner table this week (I took some pics but I couldn't tell you what day):

I made a side salad that has come in pretty handy this week.

Fish and Chips one day.

Breakfast for dinner, scrambled eggs, bacon, fried apples, and toast (I almost forgot to take this pic) yesterday.

The rest of the days that I remember were pizza (free with coupon for my birthday) and Spaghetti.  It's been a busy week!  

Today will be the grand kids opening presents so we are having some cookies and cheese burgers.

The boys disappeared last night watching t.v. and us girls had a sugar cookie decorating and taste testing party.  This morning I'm making No bake cookies  real quick before they come.  

Then after the mess was mostly cleaned up, we played cards, old Maid, Slap Jack, and Go Fish.  We had a blast and laughed so hard. I'm sure granddaughter is sleeping very well this morning. 

I wish you all a Merry Christmas.  

How's the holiday preparations going in your home?

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Cheryl Kimbley said...

Great deal!
How fun with kiddos being there. That will be so much fun. They did a good job on the cookies!
Have a wonderful family time. Merry Christmas

Lana said...

Merry Christmas!

Chef Owings said...

Merry Christmas. Son 1 is coming up Christmas eve with the bribe of prime rib for lunch. LOL. He would come up for hotdogs if that was what we had.
Other kids are working or on call to work or going to their kids house (sigh, you know you are old when they go to THEIR kids house)
SO Christmas here will be quiet. Our Amish neighbor had a baby girl last night late. Came over at 4 am to ask if Hubby could go get her, his mom was midwife and bring her home. I asked what they named her (they usually wait a week) and he said I don't know, we teased him that was a funny name even for Amish. Then he said it in High German and laughed him self. Relief as she was over due.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Merry Christmas Cheryl!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Lana, Merry Christmas to you too!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Merry Christmas Chef! Enjoy the holiday you two!
I love that the Amish man had a funny bone. Such a cute story!

Belinda said...

Oh, your time with the grandchildren sounds like so much fun! I like the cat toy you made also. My cat loves catnip! It is hilarious to watch. Your dinners look so good too. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, Vickie.