Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Day No. 2

If you are still getting ready for tonight's festivities, you may want to include this recipe.  It is always a hit, serve with assorted crackers or a vegetable tray.  It is a family favorite at our house. I got this recipe several years ago from Taste of Home magazine Be sure to stop by their website for other fabulous recipes.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's Day No.3

Okay the countdown is continuing.  My mind is turning to New Year's Eve.  In our family that has always been a grownup night. A night to celebrate with friends while waiting for the coming year. I love having good food on hand and something fun to do for those who stop by to wish us a Happy New Year.  I popped by Amazon to pick up a couple of games for the evening.  Here are two of my current favorites, Apples to Apples and imaginiff.  I love games that keep everyone involved and not just politely waiting their turn.  If you haven't played one of these games, you are missing out on a ton of fun. Before you know it we will be counting down the last few hours until 2010.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Years Day Brunch Ideas, Day No. 4

Our family loves to get together for crepes on the morning of New Year's Day.. Visit this Iowa Egg site for a great recipe.  You may want to start a new tradition.  We all look forward to it every year.  It seems we have a new recipe for one of the fillings to add to the menu.  This years new recipe is sliced peaches with orange zest cream.  Some of our favorites are fresh strawberries, bananas, mixed berries, my personal favorite is my son's own recipe for praline cream sauce.  Served with  a side of scrambled eggs topped with finely grated cheddar and a slice of ham.  What a great way to start the New Year!.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Counting down New Year's Day No. 5

Wow, it is finally here.  The last week of 2009.  I personally am looking forward to the New Year.  I have been saving many ideas to add to my blog during 2010.  I like the first day of a new year, it is sort of like having a new box of crayons, a new sketch pad or a new pair of shoes. I can't wait to use them but I also like seeing them new and fresh with so many possibilities. I like spending the time thinking of all of the what ifs I could create with these items. Sometimes change is good and a New Year seems to mark that for many of us.  I am looking forward to the changes and hope you are going to come along on the adventure.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas is coming!

It is an OMG (oh my gosh) moment. My table is piled high with things that I am still working on for Christmas. This has been a strange year for me, lots of changes. I am looking forward to Christmas, sharing time with my kids and Christmas morning tradition of homemade crepes with all different kinds of fillings or toppings. It is a lot of fun with my kids. Merry Christmas to everyone. Thanks to my daughter Courtney for this picture of the Rocky Mountains in the Park City, Utah area.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Cheer Giveaway

I just entered the $100 Gift Card Sweepstakes
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