“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”. I love the month of December. I spending time with my family and serving others throughout the month to draw closer to our Savior. I love the #LightTheWorld campaign that encourages daily acts of service to spread the light in our world. Each day has a scripture and a prompt that helps encourage thoughtfulness and love. As a family we love serving together to remember what this season is really about. It’s great for helping kids remember it’s not about the presents, but about serving and loving others.
All are invited to help Light the World, whatever your faith. Even if you don’t share the scriptures but just challenge your children to serve and love others through the prompts I know love will increase in your home.
And with this busy time of year I really need my monthly menu planned. We find we sometimes have to let things go, but when we focus on others and our Savior it always works out.
- Concert Time (we love MCO)
- Cafe Rio Soup
- Sunday Roast with carrots and potatoes
- Chicken Parmesan
- Baked Potatoes
- Breakfast Burritos (use leftover potatoes)
- Lasagna Soup
- Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos (I’m so excited my SIL gave me an Instant Pot)
- Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken
- Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
- Smokey Hawaiians BBQ Pulled Pork
- Enchilada Soup
- Swedish Meatballs
- Grilled Cheese
- Pasta and Meat Sauce
- Lemon Chicken
- Lasagna Rolls with salad and bread
- Pizza Party
- Taco Soup
- One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
- Broccoli Soup
- Ward Service Party (we are enjoying a night with a local boys home)
- Chicken Tortilla Soup (We always do soup for our Christmas Ever Program)
- Cafe Rio Chicken, with Guacamole, Rice & Beans
- Leftovers (Boxing Day)
- Italian Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls
- Baked Sweet ‘n Sour Chicken
- Biscuit Waffles
- One Pan Lemon Butter Shrimp and Asparagus
Family Night Ideas
December 4th- Movie Night and Feed the Hungry.
Brightly Street is putting together an event in East Valley Arizona to help our local food bank. You can click over to her site to learn more. All are welcomed!
December 11th Mesa Temple Lights– A great place for families! It’s free and anyone can come. We like to bring hot coco as we walk around the grouds and see the lights. They also have a visitors center with inspiring videos.
December 18th– The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear! Christmas Caroling in our neighborhood.
We love this time of year and the traditions that bring us together. We are getting ready for our Who-Ville Brunch with friends. We love to make these Grinch Cinnamon Rolls!
I hope your holiday season is filled with good food, great friends, and lots of light!
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