My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Did You Survive Your Christmas Parties?

...We all did... And yes, Santa brought us what we wanted!!! take a look at some of the food we had.


...Then I made my Grandmas Fudge... but I added Cranberries to it.

...Here is the table at Mom's house with Cookies & Appetizers on it. I made Buckeyes, The Yuletide Cookies, The Hot Ham & Cheese Spread , Italian Christmas Cookies & Fudge....sorry, half the food is gone by the time I took a picture. There are only 2 shrimp left on the plate. :-(

I think we all had a great time! After we ate, we went out side.

Here's Michael on our horse Star. I just wish we had snow. We had relatives here from California! And the kids wanted to see & play in the snow.

...And the Christmas Presents I wanted... I wanted this Colander that expands over your sink. Love It!!!

And here it is with the knife I wanted...

If you look at the dates on the pictures of my colnadar & knife, you'll see I got them early. Santa is smart and let me have them early for food preparation. :-)

I hope every one had a great Christmas!!!

~ Susan


  1. I loved it all Susan~thanks for sharing.

    I got brown suede boots to knee with fur on top edge, a watch w/6 bands from gf Sue in California, 24'HD Tv from Barry, alot of clothes, socks, and gloves, new leather black purse...and more needles & yarn!!
    Alot of food too...played a game called Blokus, it is fun.

    Happy New Year early may 2010 be a wonderful healthy & happy year for us all!
    Love~Reina~ <cold here in Las Vehhas~

  2. Good Morning Reina!

    We woke up to now. And it's SO COLD. 19 degrees. BRRRR. But the relatives that are visiting from Huntington Beach Ca. are enjoying it! The kids are loving the snow.

    Last night we all went to Oldenburg. A Convent that deocorates for Christmas every year/. It's beautiful. Each room is decorated to reflect another country's custom. This place is VERY OLD. Built in early 1800's. I wish I had my camera with me.

    Today Paul went back to work... He said he was ready to get back to work.

    Your Christmas presents sound great! Especially the yarn!!!! I haven't heard of that game before. It must be new. Nice TV!!!!

    Now after all the food... it's time to cut out the Christmas Cookies...;-) For me anyway...:-)

    I have food shopping to do. we went out to parties and get togathers over the last 3 weeks, that I didn't shop much.

    Hugs To You!


  3. Love the blog but want some of "grandmas fudge." Yummy

  4. Hi Janet!

    I sure hope you had a great Christmas! we did. :-)

    I really don't know if you would like Grandma's fudge. It's an old recipe. The gritty fudge. I love it though. I don't care for the creamy stuff. I only make it once it a year. But if you want Grandma's recipe, I'll give it to you. Let me know...:-)

    ~ Susan

  5. Okay, you've got to give up the fudge recipe, girlie! I WANT IT NOW! Pretty please?

    All of that food looks yummy! If you're feeling generous, how about that Hot Ham & Cheese Spread recipe too??? ;)

  6. Glad to have any new followers at my garden. Love all hookers toooooo. Can't wait to read on and see some more of your patterns.

    If you haven't found Lucy yet... Head over. She is spectacular.

    great post up today.

  7. Hi Pammy!

    Here is the recipe for the fudge:

    3 C. Sugar
    2/3 C. Herhey's Cocoa
    1/8 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 C. Milk
    1/4 C.( 1/2 stick) BUTTER
    1 tsp. Vanilla extract

    Line a 8 or 9 inch pan with foil., butter the foil.

    Mix Sygar, cocoa & salt in heavy saucepan. Stir in milk.
    Cook over med. heat., stir constantly til rolling boil. until it reaches 234 on candy thermometer. OR drop a a little fudge in cold water , it will form a little ball when it's ready.

    REMOVE FROM HEAT... Add butter & Vanilla..don't stir it.. Cool to room temp. & thickens a bit.

    Pur into prepared pan. COOL COMPLETELY. Store in airtight container and store in fridge.

    Hope you like it... For Christmas I add Cranberries to it.

    ~ Susan

  8. Almost forgot... Here is " MY " Hot Ham & Cheese spread.

    About 3 C. ground Ham
    2 T. Celery, diced
    2tsp. Sweet relish
    2 hard boiled eggs, diced
    1 C. Swiss Cheese shredded
    1 C. Cheddar Cheese shredded
    1/4 c. extra vurgin olive oil and a handful of brown sugar.
    sprinkle extra cheese on top.

    In a round glass pie pan or quice pan,

    Mix all of the above except extra virgin olive oil and brown sugar.

    In quiche pan. Mine is 9 inches. Spread olive oil on bottom of glass quice pan. The sprinkle dark brown sugar over oil. mix it lightly with fingers. ( you don't want it runny)

    The add the mixed ham mixture and pat down in pan.

    put in a pre heated oven to 350 for 20 minutes.

    Hope you like it!!!

    ~ Susan

  9. Good Morning Garden Bell!!!

    Glad you came over to my blog... Yours in a good one!!! Looks great with all of those pictures!!!

    I'll be sure to check out Lucy!

    ~ Susan