Food for Friday

Well, there are only 71 more days until Christmas – but 101 recipes in this cook book .. what are you going to do???  You’ll have to double up on some days to get them all in!

101 Christmas Recipes, a Gooseberry Patch publication, is a colorful and beautifully photo-illustrated, spiral-bound recipe book – I like the easy binding on the book, because you can open it to the one page you want and not have to lay out the whole thing – counter space is often a premium in the kitchen!  Every recipe is accompanied by a full-color photo and a quote from the author of the dish.

This concise volume (by normal Gooseberry Patch standards!) of only four chapters covers Holiday Open House, Snow Fun, Christmas Day, and Sweets of the Season.  You’ll not believe it, but I have not opened the sweets section this time!

Is yours a pizza-loving home? Here’s a quick and easy sandwich recipe, a take on Sloppy Joes that the kids – of all ages – will love!


1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, diced
4-oz sliced mushrooms, drained
16-oz jar pizza sauce
6 to 8 slices mozzarella cheese
6 to 8 hamburger or sub buns
Optional:  olive slices, pepperoni slices

In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef and onion; drain.  Add mushrooms and pizza sauce to skillet; heat through.  Assemble sandwiches with ground beef mixture, top with cheese slices, adding olives and pepperoni if desired.  Serves 6 to 8.

Doesn’t that sound delicious – and a one-pan meal can’t be beat!

Okay, here are some more recipe titles from the book – all the pictures are just so appealing!  Shoepeg Corn & Green Bean Casserole, Spiced Christmas Cashews, Jalapeno Cheese Spread, Chocolate Eggnog, Eggnog French Toast Strata, Candy Cane Thumbprints, GiGi’s Cranberry Cobbler – uh oh, looks like I’ve passed over into sweets land!  Have I made you hungry enough to bake something this weekend?

You need a copy of 101 Christmas Recipes ~ you just don’t know what you’ll be missing at this year’s Christmas party without it!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

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