Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
When they got here, Britanny just had a little square crocheted... Now look at the blanket she has been working on.
And right now it's even bigger. They have already left for home on the beach... I'll have to e-mail her for a picture of it when she's finished.
Just wanted to share it with you!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
... First I baked YULETIDE CHRISTMAS COOKIES...
...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!!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I have been doing some last minute crocheting. All of the sudden I have to make BRIGHT YELLOW slippers for my little brother, finish a scarf for ME. And sew up the gloves I have been making. Just odds and ends The next thing I want to start on is a Market Bag. I don't know when it would get done though. Too many other things to FINISH.
.....And here is my half done scarf... I need more of the yarn to finish it. It's Simply Soft by Caron also.
.....It's SNOWING here!!! ( Hamilton County, Ohio ) It's so pretty! I'll have to take some pictures.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
And also... This is so cute, I had to share it... Sissy, my Maltese was in my lap when I played this. Her little head popped up and listened..:-)
Friday, December 11, 2009
... Sissy getting her morning Tummy Rub..:-)
Monday, December 7, 2009
I think I have a picture of our cake.
Good Friends and Good Food..:-) A good time was had by all. :-)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
She is a bit on the shaggy side right now. She needs to be groomed.
... Yesterday I made a homemade Chicken Pot Pie. I made a Cream Cheese Crust for it. I don't think I like that crust. It was a little too heavy. I think we prefer the lighter crust.
Individual Chicken Pot Pies or Pie
1-2/3 c. flour
1- 8 oz. cream cheese,cold
1/3 c. butter, cold
1/4 t. salt
Filling:1 whole chicken, pulled from bone and chunked
1/3 cup -
1/3 cup - flour
2 t. minced garlic
1/2 t. salt & dash of pepper
1-1/2 cup - warm water
2/3 cup- milk
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup- frozen mixed veggies
3 - individual sized tin pie bowlsFor crust combine the flour, cream cheese, and butter in a bowl. Cut in the cold cream cheese and butter until you have a crumbly mixture. Then starting working it with your hands, kneading until you have a ball of dough: On a floured surface, roll out the dough in to a flat square. Take one of your tin bowls and trace and cut an overlapped piece of dough. Place it into the bowl and softly press it into the corners:
You will get 3 servings out of this recipe. roll out 6 squares for 3 bottom crust & 3 top crusts. Or you will get 1 large pot pie like mine.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour, garlic, & spices till blended.
Slowly stir in warm water, bouillon cubes, & milk. Slowly bring to soft boil & stir constantly for 2 MIN. or til thickened.
Remove from heat & add the frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, celery, & the chicken.
Fill the shells: Put the tops of the crusts over this & seal the edges.
You can use a fork to make a fluted edge. Make a criss cross slit in the center: Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. OR If making 1 large pot pie bake about 30-40 MIN. Watch it carefully so it doesn't get to brown on top.
I got the recipe on the blog called " Mommy's Kitchen."