What We’re Lovin for December

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What Ellen’s Lovin’

Salt Dough Heart Decorations | www.canolaeatwell.com

Giving the gift of artisan with love

Edible gifts and experiences is what I am gifting this season to the people that I love.

Things like wine, Constance Popp chocolates, great lotion from Tiber River, honey from Wendell Estate, local pottery or art and even delicious dinners at my house.

What I enjoy including is a beautiful card from a local artist. I always have a stash of beautiful blank cards from local artists that takes a gift from good to great. It’s a wonderful added touch and I really try to match the card to the persons personality, interests or decor. Of course, it also includes a heartfelt message inside.

Happy Holidays!

What Jenn’s Lovin’

Bruschetta Popcorn with Sundried Tomatoes | www.canolaeatwell.com

Popcorn

It’s such an easy to make item that can be as simple or elaborate as you have time. Always a crowd pleaser, endless flavour combinations and can be made without any type of fancy appliance.

My go-to item for gatherings, entertaining or personal snacking this season is Claire Tansey’s Kettle Corn. The recipe is in her latest cookbook, Uncomplicated (also a great hostess gift). I’m also looking forward to trying out this
Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon Kettle Corn combo shared by food expert Andrea Buckett!

What Lynn’s Lovin’

French Onion Soup | www.canolaeatwell.com

Comfort Food

The days are short, and the evenings are so long in December.  This is time of year that I love spending time in the kitchen preparing all my favorite comfort foods – a big bowl of steaming stew, a delicious hearty soup, homey casseroles, and yummy baked desserts. Here are a couple of my favorite recipes to try in December:

French Onion Soup
Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie
Maple Oat Baked Apples
Braised Beef and Vegetable Stew

Eat Well…Lynn, Jenn & Ellen

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118 thoughts on “What We’re Lovin for December

  1. It means time to re-connect with my family at the end of the day. I love family dinners with my teenagers and husband. It is such an important part of our family’s day.

  2. Eating together means sharing time, love and compassion/grace with one another; taking the time to connect with others (family and friends) and make sure that you are doing so in a loving manner through food and time.

  3. To eat together is to get together as a family and share a meal. It’s important to do this not only to have a healthy meal, but to connect with family.

  4. dinner time is almost always sitting together at the table so that we can share and eat well rather than distracted or in a rush

  5. Eating together is our family time. It’s a time to chat, and to build a habit of enjoying each other’s company over a good meal.

  6. We always have dinner together. It is a time to sit with the family and really talk face to face in a relaxed atmosphere.

  7. I think that it’s important for a family to eat together at least once a day whenever possible. That’s what we used to do when mine were all kids. It gives you time to chat together and listen to what the kids have to say.

  8. Eating together as a family is so important in staying connected. Best time to share the stories of your day and just to enjoy the fellowship.

  9. It is the time to connect and share. Where everyone puts their phones away and focuses on the delightful food and company present.

  10. Eating together is a great way for our family to catch up on each other’s day as well as share a meal together with no distractions.

  11. Eating together as a family each night is something that our family values. We talk about each other’s day and reflect.

  12. It means spending time with family that we don’t get to see every day because of busy lives . It also means a great meal and great conversation.

  13. Eating together means sharing your days highlights and lows, connecting with loved ones, focusing on what’s important, laughing and winding down from the day in good company and food.

  14. I love eating with family and friends because we get caught up on each others lives. Nothing better than breaking bread with loved ones.

  15. with everyone going in different direction, different hours of work or school it is a time we can sit and be together and talk and enjoy a meal together!

  16. It’s a time to gather, pause and support one another. A time to share, not only food, but the events of our day, our thoughts, reflections, worries or laughter.

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