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December—what a busy month for everyone! With work and church events and holiday parties, time for planning meals becomes lost in all of the busyness of the season. Daddy Pete’s would like to help with your main Christmas meal planning, so we are sharing some recipe options below that will allow you to use some of the items you planted and harvested during the year. We have also included a recipe for Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve and some extra recipes for Christmas Day. We hope you enjoy!
Christmas Eve brings a time of anticipation for the children, so what better way to pass the time than to make cookies for Santa. Below, you will find a recipe for Gingerbread Men that will yield plenty of cookies for Santa and leave some leftovers for everyone in the house.
Christmas Day meal preparations can be an all-day affair, so here are recipes for Nutella Hot chocolate, Chex Mix Christmas Crack, and Peanut Butter Celery Reindeer Sticks to snack on all day while you prepare the Christmas feast. Now, let’s dig in. To start the Christmas meal, we have 3 appetizers: Crazy Good Spinach Artichoke Dip, Santa Veggie Tray, and Easy Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze. We then have a Christmas Salad recipe; followed by Brown Sugar Dijon Glazed Pork Loin with Carrots, Apples and Sweet Potatoes; Harvest Vegetable Hash; Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn; Parmesan Roasted Green Beans; Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows; and One Hour Dinner Rolls. For dessert we have a Gingerbread Bundt Cake, 5-Ingredient Peppermint Chocolate Truffles, and a Christmas Wreath Fruit Pizza. We hope these recipes help to add joy to your time with family and friends!
Don’t forget your outdoor gardening projects for December. December is a great month for pruning deciduous trees, planting spring bulbs, amending beds for spring planting, or refreshing raised beds. For these projects, we recommend using Daddy Pete’s Composted Cow Manure and Daddy Pete’s Planting Mix. You can also fertilize your yard with Daddy Pete’s Barnyard Fertilizer. It is a slow release, pelleted fertilizer that will not burn your lawn, can be applied any time of the year, and is safe for children and pets. Don’t forget your furry friends during the winter months. Daddy Pete’s Roasted Sawdust is an excellent, dry bedding for dogs, horses, goats, and other livestock animals.