Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Stockings

by Meghann on December 12, 2011

Our little christmas corner just got a whole lot cheerier.


The custom christmas stockings I ordered off of Etsy just arrived today!


I’ve been searching for blue snowflake-themed stockings for awhile now, but haven’t been very successful finding exactly what I wanted. Last month I was shopping on Etsy for a present for someone else when these popped up and I knew I had to order.


The seller Jess was great to work with and did a beautiful job handcrafting the custom quilt stockings. My only critique would be that the white names are a little hard to read against the busy fabric. I should have requested black, but that was my error.


Now it really feels like Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚


Of course, I can’t compete with my mom’s stocking display.


Maybe one day I’ll have a fireplace to hang my stockings on, but for now that wall works just fine ๐Ÿ˜‰

Does your family hang stockings at Christmas time? Are they the traditional red and white or a fun pattern? ๐Ÿ™‚

Dinner was awesome tonight.


I got a little carried away at Publix and bought everything that even looked remotely good (shopping while hungry = bad idea). The grab-every-thing-in-sight shopping spree included a fresh multigrain baguette and the idea to use the baguette as a bun for a veggie-d italian sausage hoagie.


Into the skilled went the chicken italian sausage, zucchini, red onion, and fresh mushrooms.


Once the sausage was brown on the outside, I coated it all with some marinara sauce and let it simmer on medium-low for 15 minutes.


The sausage and veggies filled a portion of the baguette and was covered with a generous handful of cheese.


A-ma-zing. I loved sneaking the extra veggies in with the meat and you really can’t go wrong with sausage and red sauce in a bun. Not at all.

I’ll just call this my grown up version of the sausage hoagies my dad used to make me as a kid. You see, I hated spaghetti growing up (and still do), so when ever spaghetti was on the menu for dinner my dad would buy a hoagie and add italian sausage to the sauce. When dinner was ready, he would build an italian sausage hoagie for me to eat while everyone else had spaghetti. Yep, my dad spoiled us. Big time. But that’s why we love him ๐Ÿ™‚


I steamed some green beans to round out the plate.


Told ya. Awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

Afternoon snacks:

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Dessert was a chocolate favor from the christmas party on Friday night.


It looked like dark chocolate, but tasted like milk chocolate. It was extra sweet and sugary.


I’m off to put a fireplace screensaver up on the tv and pretend my new stockings are hanging above a fireplace.

Good Night!

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