Hey Y'all! okay, so that was my Paula greeting! LOL I thought you might enjoy a free Holiday e-book from Paula Deen (sponsored by Smithfield). This download is called, "Paula Deen's Holiday Hosting Guide". It is a 36 page free download filled with some wonderful Holiday ideas! I just spent the last 30 minutes reading through this one and getting some great decorating ideas, recipes, activities, tablescape ideas and all around good holiday tips! The picture below is one of Paula's centerpiece ideas, "Christmas Rose Package Centerpiece". Isn't it pretty! I like this idea and think it would be pretty scaled down for some areas other than your dining room table. What do you think? She gives step by step how to's to make it.
Or look at this mouthwatering "Paula's Christmas Morning Casserole"!
I think I am going to start a "Christmas Book" and fill it with different ideas and recipes and all things Christmas related that I find different places whether online or in magazines or perhaps a beautiful display at a store (keep those cameras in your purse!)and want to keep. And I think this might be a great download to start out with!
Here is the contents included in this download:
Your Questions Answered
Paula answers your questions about
cooking, decorating and entertaining.
A time to GiVe thAnks
Planning a Potluck Thanksgiving
Tips for hosting a party where everyone
brings something to the table.
Smithfield Honey Orange Glazed
Your Thanksgiving Dinner Timeline
A checklist to help you get a jump
start on your Thanksgiving feast.
Have a Creative Thanksgiving
Simple ideas to bring the spirit
of the holiday to your table.
Autumn Berries Tablescape
Fall foliage and berries in glass decanters
lighten the deep colors of fall.
Mum Pumpkin Ball Centerpiece
Foam balls and orange mums
transform into whimsical pumpkins.
A merry & BriGht holiDAy
Great Holiday Parties on a Budget
A collection of money‑saving party
themes to get you in the spirit.
Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Edible Holiday Gifts
Homemade & delicious gift ideas to
give the person who has everything.
Hosting an Ornament Making Party
Easy to plan and easy on the budget.
Christmas Rose Package
Wrapped packages bloom
with elegant style.
Gift Tree Tablescape
Stack up a happy, hopeful
table using recycled gift
boxes and paper.
Christmas Colored Bottle
and Ornament Tablescape
Combine bottles and
ornaments you already have
for a sparkling table.
From PAulA's kitchen
Bacon & Mushroom
A smoky and earthy variation
on classic stuffing.
Crown Roast of Pork with
Cheery Cherry Pepper Sauce
Sweet and spicy sauce to
top a holiday classic.
Crunchy Glaze Spiral
Crunchy, sweet, and
so easy to prepare.
Don't waste that leftover ham.
A hearty brunch casserole that
you can make lightning fast.
Fall Harvest Dance Pie
Filled with pears, apples, and
cranberries. Perfect for the
Harvest Moon Dance.
Chocolate Mousse Pie
Rich and creamy
chocolate mousse with a
cookie crumb crust
Since I think this is a fun and nice free ebook, I want to link this post to some wonderful blogs so that others can enjoy this as well. There are some nice budget friendly ideas in here and we all could use that! Not to mention, I think Paula Deen is "every women" friendly (that's my new spin of terms like 'user-friendly' or 'eco-friendly'..LOL)
"Things I love Thursdays" at Diaper Diaries (because I LOVE to find different inspirations!)
"Finer Things Fridays" at The Finer things in Life (Because being budget-wise does NOT mean it isn't a "Finer" thing if done right!)
"Beautiful Things" at The Inspired Room (Because adding beautiful special touches to your holiday makes you smile)
Thanks for the heads up