Christmas Scripture Countdown

For the last 4 years, I’ve done a Scripture Countdown leading up to Christmas, and this year, I’d like to share it with you! What I do, is I write scripture down that begins with the prophecy of Christ’s birth, all the way through the “Christmas Story”. It’s just something that helps me focus on the real meaning of Christmas. I’ll continue to update this post every day with a new verse until Christmas Morning, so be sure to check back regularly. 

Feel free to share them with your family and friends.

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~*~ December 24th ~*~

I’m already looking forward to tomorrow! 

Christmas Quiche

Quiche is one of my favorite foods ever. Especially when it’s cold outside. 

When I was a child, instead of leaving out cookies and milk for Santa Clause, my mother and I laid out mini quiches and milk because unbeknown to me, “Santa” was a diabetic, and didn’t need those cookies ­čśŐ

So today when lunch time started rolling around, I decided to whip up a quiche for my son and I to enjoy. 

I’m calling it my Christmas Quiche, because of the beautiful red and green colors, and because of the memory of my childhood at Christmas time. 

This recipe is super easy. It has red bell pepper, feta cheese, fresh baby spinach, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and obviously, eggs. 

It has a smokey taste from the bacon, sweet from the bell pepper, and a saltiness from the feta cheese. It’s now a favorite of mine.

Here’s what you’ll need. 

1 pie crust 

1 Diced red bell pepper

3 strips of cooked bacon, diced

5 eggs

1 1/2 tablespoons of crumbled Feta cheese

1/3 cup of chopped fresh baby spinach 

1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400┬░ 

Mix all ingredients together and pour into pie crust. Bake quiche until golden and bubbly. It took me about 30 minutes.

Let it cool slightly and serve. It’s a great breakfast, lunch or supper idea. It’s not too heavy, not too light, but just right. 

Momma’s Sweet Potato Casserole┬á

So the weather around here is FINALLY cooling down. We’ve been in the 80’s every day this Fall until this last week, we got a bit of a cold front and today’s high was 66! 

Now that the weather has cooled, cooking all the traditional Fall foods feels more festive. Today The Hubs requested Sweet Potato Casserole to go with our dinner. I’ve ever made it before, but my Momma Sylvia over at Christian Homekeeper makes the best, so I messaged her and got her recipe! 

You’ll want 1 large sweet potato per person, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, an egg, orange juice, vanilla extract, and a topping of your choice, I used some large marshmallows. 

First you want to cook our sweet potatoes. you can cook them now the oven, but I used my microwave and just used the baked potato setting and it worked like a charm. 

Next, once your potatoes are cooked through, you want to cut them in half and scoop out the good stuff. I recommend waiting until they’ve cooled to do this, I did not, I just held them with a thick rag and it still burned my hand. 

Once you’ve scooped out your potatoes, add your butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, egg, orange juice and vanilla. I didn’t have any orange juice in a carton, but I did have one Navel Oranges, so I just juiced one of them. 

Begin mixing, you can definitely use a stand mixer but I did it by and because my mixer broke, sad day, I know.

I mixed at first with a spoon, and then once I saw clumps, I used a whisk to smooth most of them out. 

After its mixed, spread it in a baking dish. I used a Cast Iron Skillet but you can use any dish that’s oven safe.

Next, add your toppings. I don’t  really like marshmallows, but The Hubs and L do so I added a few large ones with a few pieces of butter.

I then baked it at 350┬░ until the marshmallows were brown and bubbly. 

It tastes great! And the best part is that L will actually eat it! We’re just waiting on the Hubs to get home and try it out. 
Recipe

1 large sweet potato per person, I used 2

Brown sugar to taste, I used 1 half cup

Cinnamon to taste, I used 1/4 teaspoon

1 egg

3 teaspoons of butter

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 

1 tablespoon of orange juice 

Preheat oven to 350┬░

Cook sweet potatoes, scoop out insides, blend potatoes and other ingredients. Spread in greased baking dish, top with favorite toppings such as marshmallows or pecans. Bake until topping is golden and bubbly.