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Snow day!

We had a glorious winter wonderland around here today. Each time I looked out the window, it was like living in a snow globe!

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Isn’t it beautiful?

School was closed, and it was freezing outside, so I took the opportunity to get started on some Christmas gift projects. Those are secret, of course, so I’ll tell you about my dinner instead.

I like to cook from scratch whenever possible. It is much easier to eat healthy when you know exactly what goes in your food. Even so, sometimes there are more important things to do than spend hours cooking, especially at this time of year! It’s nice to have some quick-cook meals, for times when you’re tired or just want to spend more time with your family. So today, I’m not sharing a recipe, just a suggestion/idea for an easy winter dinner.

It was freezing, like I said, and I really didn’t feel like doing a lot of complicated cooking. So I made this…

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From freezer to table, 10 minutes!

I started with Conte’s gluten free frozen ravioli. I got it from my local grocery store, but it’s also available online at http://www.contespasta.com
It is delicious, and takes only 6 minutes to cook directly from the freezer!

While it boiled, I heated some marinara sauce (from a jar). Everything was ready at the same time! I tossed it all in a dish, topped with some shredded cheese, and voila! Cozy, warm dinner! Yummy!

As I sat down to watch, Frosty the Snowman came on the television. One thing I love about the Christmas season is special movies and music. I’ve already been through most of my Christmas CDs once, but I’ve haven’t watched many Christmas movies yet.

I’m looking forward to watching….
-White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye
-It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart
-Jingle All the Way with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jake Lloyd
-Miracle on 34th Street, both versions (though I like the original best)
-VeggieTales’ Christmas videos: The Toy Who Saved Christmas, The Star of Christmas, St. Nicholas, and It’s a Meaningful Life
-The cartoon classics Charlie Brown’s Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas
-The Great Rupert with Jimmy Durante
-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with Bing Crosby
-Barbie in the Nutcracker
-Ernest Saves Christmas with Jim Varney
-Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Enjoy your dinner, family, and maybe a fun holiday film!

Merry Christmas!

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