Pasta salad has been a dietary staple in my life since childhood (I am a child of the 90’s let’s remember). “Macaroni salad” as we called it, was the junky BBQ sidekick put out with the potato, coleslaw and ambrosia salads… you know, your mayonnaise and cool whip basics.
Obviously my most special Valentine this year is my baby boy but I also plan on carving out time with my hubs and it’s not going to require finding a babysitter or even leaving the house. Some of these suggestions can include the little ones but I think it’s still important to get that one on one time with your partner if you can! Here are my suggestions:
Did you know that Cottage pie is different than Shepherds pie? I mean, very technically speaking. Shepherds pie is meant to be made with ground lamb and cottage pie is made with ground beef. So actually, this is neither because I’m using turkey. HA!
So, I don’t think I’m breaking any ground here but I know that Christmas can be a hectic time what with the gift buying, decorating, family time and entertaining. Add to that a new baby and well, let’s just say I’m keeping things as simple as I can possibly make them this year.
Usually, I will have tins upon tins of Christmas baking completed by now… it’s my favourite Christmas activity. But this year I’m lucky if I find time to drink a cup of hot coffee before my kid requires my attention let alone spend an entire day with my mixer and dough.
I thought I would round up what I’ll be putting out this year as we will be the primary hosts (just easier with the baby) and will have a full house and two Christmas meals to put on on Christmas day.
Is anyone else dealing with snow and really cold temperatures? In Calgary, the transition from Fall to Winter happens fast, and this year we got snow in the first week of October. Which means I’ve been cooking warm and comforting dinners to fill our bellies.