Emelie and I were just talking about how shocked, yes shocked, that this Saturday is Christmas. I'm mostly ready, so it's not a stressed out state of shock. Just more like "Ummmm, isn't it still October?"
Last Friday night our
Here's a quick and yummy dish that we enjoyed for dinner last night. On the table in only 20 minutes!
3 cups uncooked tube pasta
6 bacon strips, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/4 cups milk
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. In the drippings, saute garlic until tender. Add the milk, cream cheese and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and bacon; heat through. Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Stumpf Notes: I used a 1 lb. box of pasta with the same amount of sauce. Probably not as rich, but still yummy and it fed all of us. I also threw in a handful of frozen peas when sauteing the garlic.
We'll do school a couple days this week then prepare for our Christmas festivities. This week we'll be enjoying:
Monday - Tortellini Alfredo
Tuesday - Carrot Pancakes
Wednesday - Pinto Bean Casserole (family favorite)
Thursday - Tamale Pie (family favorite)
Friday (Christmas Eve) - Cheeseburger Soup (This is sooooo good! It's our tradition to have it after going to see lights every Christmas Eve.)
Saturday - Christmas Feast!
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