Today and tomorrow - I'm going to sort of veer slightly off the beauty path and complete some giveaways/reviews that I'm needing to get done. Hopefully, it will be beauty to those who win!!
Ok, I take that back - I am going to say a few words about beauty. See, I can't help myself?! One of the very best things that helps me to be successful in creating and pulling off beauty is to plan ahead!
I've already mentioned the site Organized Christmas! If you haven't ever checked it out before, I hope you will - just downloading the pages for your own Christmas notebook or signing up for e-mails is absolutely free.
I love Christmas and I especially love being able to savor the days and not feel hurried and harried through them. They are holy days, high days that deserve a different pace.
Now, I have two giveaways today!
First up is this Gooseberry Patch Quick & Easy Christmas cookbook! Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are always so much fun and inspiring to look at. And, I love that they are created by readers just sending in their recipes and compiling all the best of what is received.
So far, I've got a new favorite recipe from this cookbook and I'm going to share it with you! You know my struggle to love my Crock Pot - and I am really working at enjoying it. I am now up to more than two recipes we love from the Crock Pot. Yes, I am serious.
Ok - so here's a new one for you to try!
Slow Cooker Potatoes (I did not take a photo because photos of Crock Pot food are just not all that appetizing or beautiful!)
32-oz. package frozen shredded hashbrowns, partially thawed
2 10 3/4 oz. cans Cheddar cheese soup (I only used one)
13 oz. can evaporated milk
1 c. green pepper, diced
2.8 oz. can French fried onions, divided
Cubed cooked ham
Spray your Crock Pot with non-stick cooking spray. Add hashbrowns, soup, milk, green pepper, ham and all but 1/4 c. of the onions. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Sprinkle with remaining onions just before serving. Serves 6-8.
You can visit the Gooseberry Patch ladies in a number of places: blog, web page, Facebook or on You Tube!
And, while we are on the topic of Slow Cookers, I have another cookbook to giveaway today!
The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes book! I have only skimmed this book so can't give you more than a basic review. There are great pictures and lots of categories for recipes! Some of them look a little gourmet and time-involved for our taste, but I know one of you will find a way to make it work for you!
Truly though, isn't having dinner ready and cooking while you do something else beauty?! Yes, yes it is! Ok, two of you are going to win today - just leave a comment to be entered. Comments will be accepted until Thursday, October 20 at 10pm EST. Open to US residents only.