The countdown to Christmas is really on now and we’ve got plenty of tips for the festivities ahead.
This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we took a look at simple holiday entertaining and how to keep the budget under control. Seven contributors weighed in on topics such as easy appetizers, do-ahead breakfasts, and stocking up on essentials.
I’m sure you’ll find this recap helpful as you head into holiday mode!
Alyssa from Kingdom First Mom inspired us with 10 Easy Homemade Food Gifts. Skip that excursion to the busy local mall this week and head to the kitchen instead. I’m sure anyone would be thrilled to receive a tin of shortbread or a gingerbread mix as a thoughtful handmade gift.
In case you missed it, I wrote about Homemade Substitutes for Holiday Favorites. With a little planning, you can make many, if not all of your favorite holiday foods. This can help you save money, as well as avoid the sugar and preservatives that tend to be in the grocery store versions. The post contains a thorough round-up of sweets, appetizers, beverages and savory foods.
Have a wonderful weekend!