NOTE: Be sure to join my cyber friend Candace Cameron Bure for her TV movie airing tonight called The Heart Of Christmas at 7 & 9pm EST on GMC TV (consult your local guide or call your cable provider for channel information) and check out her new online magazine called Roomag. I am blessed to be a monthly contributor there. :-)
It is day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!
You may comment on each day’s post to be put in the drawing for that particular prize.
Then, one gal who comments on all 12 posts will win the grand prize. (You can scroll down below to day one to see it.)
Comment on any post until midnight EST, Sunday December 11th.
All winners announced Monday, December 12th.
Now, here to guest post is the fabulous Zoe Elmore!
Being married to the finest, man I know for 32 years is one of my life’s biggest and best blessings.
Our kids Joe, Josh and his beautiful, precious, adorable, delightful wife Kelsey (yep, I think she’s fabulous!) not only keep us grounded by adding an enthusiastic dose of humor to our lives, they are three of most generous young adults I’ve ever known. The Lord outdid Himself with these kids; I don’t think I could have handpicked any better.
I count it an honor to serve on the speaker team with Karen, and can I just mention that the entire Proverbs 31 team is made up of some of God’s best girls ever? I’m just giddy to have been asked to join Karen and Amy Carroll in the ministry extension Next Step Speaker Services.
If you’re looking for individual help to sharpen your speaking skills and to learn more about marketing tools check out www.nextstepspeakerservices.org If you’d like to get to know me better check out my current site www.zoeelmore.com We’re busy hot gluing the final shiny objects on my refreshed and renewed website getting it ready for its February15, 2012 launch.
Now, for my Christmas idea:
I host an annual ornament exchange and partner that with a food drive to benefit a local charity in our community. Each lady who attends brings one ornament to exchange in a fun and playful game as well as a few items of non-perishable food items. Each year the ladies try to “out give” the previous year’s total by bringing an ever-increasing amount of food for the needy.
Here are the two most requested Dip recipes I serve at the annual Ornament Exchange/Food Drive
Buffalo Chicken Dip
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (Use a roasted chicken from the grocery for added ease or even canned chicken – drained)
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup Ranch dressing (Original Hidden Valley Ranch® Dressing from scratch. I make it at least one day in advance)
3/4 cup pepper sauce (Frank’s Red Hot®)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 5 inch pieces or assorted crackers.
Heat chicken and hot sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until warm. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Continue to stir over medium heat until they are blended well and warmed through. Add in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker/crock pot. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks or crackers.
Creamy Sausage Dip
3 pounds breakfast sausage (Cooked and drained)
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 (10 ounce) Diced tomatoes with chilies (Original RoTel®)
(Drain most of the liquid)
Heat cream cheese in a saucepan. Add cooked and drained sausage and the drained RoTel®
Put all ingredients in an oven safe dish and heat at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly.
Serve with crostini (crusty bread) or crackers.
I want to lend a hand in getting you ready for Christmas by offering:
~ Tote bag
~ Acrylic napkin holder with napkins
~ Bar of Christmas Soap
~ Six mini candles
~ Christmas Note pad
~ Stretch Bracelets
~ “Fun 2 Clean” household gloves
So, to enter to win leave a comment telling us your biggest Christmas task yet to do–shopping for gifts? Baking and cooking? Sending out your cards or Christmas letters? Wrapping? Cleaning for company?
If time is tight just say, “On Dasher!”
Be sure to join us for our remaining 5 days this week!
Oh yeah, and…..just three weeks til Christmas!!!!!