Thursday, December 8, 2016

Blogmas Day Eight: Favorite Family Christmas Recipe

Hello Friends! I'm even later than usual tonight - but I"m still here and posting! Lol My wifi/router deal would not cooperate with my computer all day! Then we were at my son's hockey game all night, but my Hubby finally got things fixed tonight so I'm going to do a very brief post - but I'm here! ;)  


Day 1 - The Christmas Tag 
Day 2 - Christmas Movies on the Must Watch List
Day 3 - Christmas Wishlist
Day 4 - Christmas Playlist
Day 5 - Pictures and Memories of Christmas Past
Day 6 - Pot Simmer Recipes
Day 7 - Cookies to be Baked (can be a recipe you make every year, or some you want to try)
Day 8 - Favorite Family Christmas Recipe
Day 9 - How do you decorate?
Day 10 - Real Tree or Artificial Tree
Day 11 - Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Day 12 - Quiet Christmas or Family Filled Loud Party Christmas?
Day 13 - Christmas Cards (do you send them, show us your favorites this year, or tells your favorite cards to send whether vintage, or bright and colorful)
Day 14 - Advent Calendar
Day 15 - Christmas Party Food Ideas
Day 16 - Winter Tag
Day 17 - Christmas Wishes
Day 18 - Homemade or Store Bought (What are you giving this year)
Day 19 - Recap of Christmas 2015 in pictures
Day 20 -  Christmas Decorations Reveal (show us your tree, your home decor, your mantle, anything you want)
Day 21 - Holiday Family Traditions
Day 22 - Preparing for the big day (show us your wrapping skills, are you making lists, getting the house ready for guests?)
Day 23 - Post whatever you wish
Day 24 - Christmas Eve (Are you opening presents tonight, is this your big celebration, what are you doing)
Day 25 - Christmas Day 

I'm joining in with my Friend Sandra from the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for the Blogmas of Christmas this season. You can check her out here and come play along! Here's day 8:

Day 8- Favorite Family Christmas Recipe

I was trying to think of what I should share for this - as there are several recipes we always have at the holiday meals. But I would say the top one that would have to be shared for Christmas is a recipe that comes from my Hubby's family. It's not something I grew up with but my Hubby's family has had it in their family for many many years!  And it is for calico beans:

This recipe card is in my MIL's handwriting that she had for many years. Than she passed it on to me once Ad and I got married so we could carry on the tradition of bringing it to Christmas (& Thanksgiving) dinner. It goes back, I think, to his great Grandma. She used to always make it back when she would soak certain beans over night and it was quite a process. It was changed through the years to make it more simple and just cook it all in a slow cooker.  I love how loved this recipe card is with all the stains on it. ;) Those are the best ones, aren't they?  xo


  1. Oh that looks so good Carrie, thank you for sharing :)

  2. It does sound good. I'm making chili and cornbread for dinner tonight! Wanted to stop by and say Happy Holidays! Hugs, Diane

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Diane! Your dinner sounds like it was delicious!! Holiday blessings to you. xo

  3. YUMMY! I make one so similar your hubby and I could share families! :D We always had ours for BBQ's and picnics. Have a great weekend my friend! BIG HUGS

  4. It sounds good and that card is a treasure!

  5. Those are the best recipes - the ones that are passed down! Your MIL has the prettiest handwriting! This sounds soooooo good and perfect for a cold, wintry day. Thanks for sharing it, I have a feeling it is going to be a favorite for many families, now! Have a cozy weekend, sweet friend. Hugs xo Karen

  6. What a wonderful treasure! I am sure that this one will be in your daughters recipe book. Enjoy eating it this Christmas!

    1. Oh your memory is impeccable Amy! It definitely will be in Annie's recipe book. ;)

  7. My mom used to make this. It disappears at potlucks! Thanks for the recipe as I don't know where my copy is.


    1. Oh I'm so happy to help out Margot! Glad you'll have your recipe again! ;) Happy HOliday blessings to you. xoxo