Tag Archive Traditions


Grandma’s Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

This is a recipe my Grandma was always asked to to take to potlucks, celebrations, and Christmas dinners. It is delicious! We often eat it for dinner through out the year, but ALWAYS have it on our Christmas table.

Grandma’s Broccoli & Cheese Casserole
(She got the recipe from her sister Darlene…)


  • 1 pkg frozen broccoli; chopped, cooked, & drained.
  • 1 cup minute rice (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can cream of chicken or cream of mushroom (I use chicken. I believe Grandma did also.)
  • 1/2 cup cheez whiz or velveeta (I use velveeta, so did Grandma.)
  • Onions to taste (If Bobby, my husband, is around, this usually means A LOT of onion. Do what you like.)

Mix all ingredients together. Place in casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

I usually double this recipe, which requires closer to 40-45 minutes.




The Tree

As you decorate the Christmas tree
With ornaments of love
Memories your children made
Ceramic ginger breads hang above

Does it ever cross your mind
What your tree really means
Can you close your eyes
And imagine Jesus on the scene

A baby boy receiving
Gifts from all around
While animals and shepherds
Stand upon the ground

A king born to deliver
The world from all of it’s sin
A gift no other man
Would ever give again

Born not only to die again
But for you and me to live
You could shop forever
And not find a better gift to give

We get a little crazy
Around this time of year
The meaning of this day
Just seems to disappear

If we take time to remember
Why we decorate the tree
Then Christmas Day would be
The greatest gift for you and me


Christmas Traditions…

Do you have any favorite traditions you do with your family to honor Christ through the Christmas season?

Won’t you share them with us? Please?

Send an email to me via the “Contact Us” tab up at the top of this page. Let me know! And then check back in to see what others have shared.

Thank you!