I know, I have a bad habit of dropping off the face of the blog occasionally. But I’m here. It’s school vacation week, we’ve had a lovely blizzard, the kids have been busy with all sorts of arts and crafts that they got for Christmas, and with playing guitars and recorders with Bill. I just… Continue reading Still Here
One of the goodies I gave out for Christmas this year was a Cranberry Mustard.
My sister had a TON of frozen cranberries – someone gave them to her – and she gave me a huge bagful around Thanksgiving time. I figured I could find good uses for them, and this mustard was one of them.
Bill, pulling Alex and a friend around our back yard. It’s hard to show how much snow we got because of all the blowing and drifting that’s gone on, but according to various news sources, we got somewhere between 10 and 18 inches. I woke up early this morning – around 3 or so –… Continue reading Taking a Break from Shoveling
Alex received Scrabble for Christmas (from Santa), and at dinner this evening he suggested we have a family game night – and all play Scrabble.
At 6:06 this morning Alex and Julia opened our bedroom door. “Merry Christmas! Wake up!” Julia sang out. Bill sort of grunted a greeting and I tried to sound a bit more enthusiastic. “Time to get up! I think Santa came!” she urged. “Go wake your brother up,” I said. “I’m right here!” Alex announced.… Continue reading 6:06
Just wanted to share this with you all because I love the gorgeous springerle molds at House on the Hill. I got a notice the other day that they’re having an end-of-the-year sale on Nativity molds, and I thought some of you might be interested. One of the molds on sale is their Complete 1654… Continue reading House on the Hill Nativity Sale
Well, at least it didn’t strike while she was sitting, with Alex, on Mall Santa’s lap.
Or immediately after our “picnic” dinner of burgers and broccoli and really good homemade macaroni and cheese while sitting on a blanket on the floor in front of the tv watching endless episodes of “Billy the Exterminator.” (We are big fans of Billy.)
No, it struck shortly after midnight. I awoke to the miserable sound of Julia wailing my name.
As usual, I am scrambling to get last-minute things done around here. So I give you a link instead, at least for this morning, from a Tuesdays with Dorie post I wrote two years ago. A Poem with the Cookies. I hope you don’t mind.
We had some people over for an early Christmas dinner last night. Some family, some friends.
But before all that, when it was morning, I cooked some bacon and eggs for Bill.
The bacon is homemade. We made it. It’s our second batch, and it will not be our last. Some time soon I will tell you all about that. The making of bacon.
But for now, there’s this little story.
It was so nice to have something relatively quick and easy to throw together this week!
For today’s French Fridays with Dorie I give you Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts.
And then I take them back, because they’re so good, and so addictive.