Friday, December 29, 2017

Post-Christmas...

Our daughter's pup, Bo
Our daughter Crystal's boxer, Toby, and our pug, Libby acting like they are the Food Police!

When you've had enough turkey, roast and stews...Fried Chicken and fries to the rescue!

Toby the Boxer weights 70 pounds...but he refuses to be outdone in the lap sitting competition...

Well, Christmas has, yet again, come and gone.  It's my favorite time of the year.  People are kinder...more smiles coming at you from complete strangers.  Family visiting...the Christmas smells...the lights...laughter. 
We are Pup Sitting while all the kiddos go skiing in Colorado...and Larry's now sick with a cold.  I'm just trying to get the house organized again.
We had a good Christmas and hope you did to.....  


Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!!!
Peppermint Bark
Peanut Brittle

Brownies

Oreo Cake

 We had all of these treats at Thanksgiving but, a re-run was a must.  Hope you all have a Sweet and Peaceful Christmas!  Love to you all from our house...to yours!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stocking Up...and Letting go...

I baked a Cinnamon Bun Cake a few days ago.  It's for when Larry and I want something sweet and I don't need to get into the kitchen twenty dozen times a week!  Cake and frosting freeze great as long as you get as much of the air out of the baggies as you can.  Recipe HERE

These Asian fries are made a local restaurant we love to visit...thin and deep fried! 
Anybody up for French toast with powdered sugar and lemon juice?  Great combo...

You've probably already seen this one but...Find The Car!  There really is one!  Clue: Volkswagen...

And saved the best one for last...Get it?  This is the state of our kids education these days...it would seem...

Well, hope you're having a good week so far...I'm just about to wrap up all my "doings" for Christmas.  We are going lean this year.  We use to have tons of presents under the tree when the kids were younger but...when your children are in the mid forties and your grandkids are late teens and early twenties, you just seem to shift gears.  SO...it'll be one bag instead of stockings and tons of presents...and a bit of cold hard cash.  They are all going on a ski trip to Colorado the day after Christmas so, cash is appreciated.  Oh, I fill the bags with goodies and small gifts as well so no one complains.  It's just that they're growing older, as we all are, and making their own money so...it's time to back off the accelerator and let them begin to take the lead.  What a hard thing to do...I hate it...
Well, will be over to check on you...Any decorating tips?  It's fun to see what all of you are doing for Christmas...
Later!




Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Thanksgiving Eats and Being Grateful...

Family...Will, Crystal and Tim
Everett and Samantha...


"William!  Be still baby so Gamma can get the shot!  Will!!  Stop talking!!  Gotta love him!

Home made pralines...yes, I made these!  Recipe HERE


The BEST peanut brittle...EVAH!!!  If it was any better, I'd have to slap myself...Recipe HERE



Light and crispy


Dirt Cake...(Oreo Cake, full of chocolate pudding, cream cheese and powdered sugar and whipping cream) Recipe HERE


Libby dreaming of bigger things...


Toffee!!  I made the BEST toffee!  Recipe HERE


The turkey was yummy...super moist


And the family sat down to eat...we were very grateful!




Now...Onward and forward...to Christmas!
Hope you all are having a happy and peaceful week!