Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Food, Glorious Food

I just realized I forgot to take a picture of the lasagna. Drat!!!! I have cooked every meal since I have been home for Christmas. Partly because I love to cook, partly so I don't have to do the dishes. It's called smarts.

Sunday night, Tuna Casserole. One of Dad's favorites, and since he isn't feeling well these days, I thought we should make him something he would enjoy.

Monday night, Lasagna. My favorite dish to make. Sausage and ground beef, two bags of shredded italian cheeses, cottage cheese (cuz I'm simple like dat) and marinara between the layers. Bubbly, cheesy, melty. Yum!

Tuesday, Christmas Breakfast. I could do this in my sleep. Guaranteed, we have the same meal every year after opening gifts. I believe, with every fiber of my being, that if this meal were not served in my parents house on Christmas morning, the Earth would reverse its rotation. Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, link sausage, scrambled eggs. It can't be beat.

Tuesday, Christmas Dinner. This was a two person job. Mom made the mac n crack and I made the pork loin. After a Potato Adventure (ask James) to find some olive oil at 11am Christmas morning, I made a marinade of Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Garlic and Rosemary. Take a look.

Mom found the recipe for Martha Stewart's Macaroni and Cheese a few years ago and it has become a favorite round these parts. I had to make a special request this year, I was having some serious Mac N Crack cravings. I wish you could see the bubbling goodness. Yummy.
Needless to say, we were stuffed as there was also green bean casserole, apple sauce and yeast rolls to be eaten. We usually go see a movie Christmas afternoon but after Dad announced he needed to rest, we all gladly agreed that naps were a preferred alternative.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed every last bite.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Cookie Wars 2007

It used to be that on Christmas Eve, our family would gather at the table and decorate cookies for Santa. Each child would pick one cookie and put it on the plate that would sit by the fire place. Usually, it ended up being the grossest, frosting choked cookie. Ahh, those were the days.

Not anymore. Now, it is a competition, serious competition. I have been asked by my family to post pictures of this years art work and as you, the readers to vote on your favorite(s). I cannot divulge the hand behind the art. You must be neutral in your decision. Your vote should be based on 1) artistry, 2) originality and 3) general enjoyment factor.

Go forth, enjoy, and vote for the rocking horse in the corner.

*Editor's Note: The rocking horse did not survive long enough to be photographed. We apologize for this error. There is one note that needs to be observed for judging. The large star on the right is titled "Bolivian Streaker".

ENJOY!!!!! Vote soon, and vote often. This ain't the primaries folks. Lives are at stake.

Monday, December 17, 2007

You know what's really frustrating?

Not having a nutcracker around to open soda bottle caps that are screwed on too tight.

That's what.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Wish List

Two posts in one day? Well, I have a good reason. A company in England has kindly and surprisingly compiled my entire Christmas Wish List on their website. I don't see anything on there I wouldn't gladly accept. Enjoy and happy shopping. We'll figure out where to put it all later.

Go Around Twice If You're Happy

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Craving of Late

My Sister in Law has been harassing me to post. I apologize to my single reader that I have not given her any new fodder lately. Today, while eating breakfast, I found a muse. Some call it comfort food, some call it artery blockage. I call it yummy.

So there is my post Jeni, sausage biscuits and gravy from McDonalds. I would have this everyday, but thankfully I can't get out of bed early enough on weekdays.