Monday, December 31
I have prime rib in the oven right now. Yummy!!!! Earlier I made Bread Pudding using Pioneer Womans recipe. The Whiskey Cream Sauce is cooking, now.
This is a picture of my table yesterday! I was sketching ideas for Valentine Cards. I think I'm ready now.
Sunday, December 30
res·o·lu·tion -[rez-uh-loo-shuhn] Pronunciation Key -
1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group. Compare concurrent resolution, joint resolution.
2. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
3. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.
4. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.
5. the act or process of resolving or separating into constituent or elementary parts.
6. the resulting state.
7. Optics. the act, process, or capability of distinguishing between two separate but adjacent objects or sources of light or between two nearly equal wavelengths. Compare resolving power.
8. a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.
9. Music. a. the progression of a voice part or of the harmony as a whole from a dissonance to a consonance. b. the tone or chord to which a dissonance is resolved.
10. reduction to a simpler form; conversion.
11. Medicine/Medical. the reduction or disappearance of a swelling or inflammation without suppuration.
12. the degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a hard-copy printout or the number of pixels across and down on a display screen.
[Origin: 1350–1400; ME <>resolute + -iōn- -ion]
—Synonyms 4. resolve, determination, perseverance, tenacity; strength, fortitude.
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What is your favorite holiday recipe?? I got the idea from Shelley at Simple Abundance . Post your favorite recipes on your blog and link to me. Leave a comment along with your blog address and I'll check out your recipes and add to my growing list of favorites!
Ashley asked me a couple of days ago to teach her how to make fudge. We're going to have a lesson tomorrow night. I'll take pictures to post and share! I don't want you to miss out on the fun!!! Here is the recipe:
¾ cup margarine or butter (1 ½ sticks)
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 pkg 12z semi sweet chocolate chips
1 jar 7z marshmallow crème
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
Lightly grease 13x9 pan. Mix margarine, sugar and milk in heavy 2 ½ quart saucepan; bring to a full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 5 minutes on medium heat or until candy thermometer reaches 234 F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in chips until melted. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Cool at room temperature; cut into squares.
Its a super easy Recipe and tastes Fabulous!!!
Sunday, December 16
Friday, December 14
It reminds most folks of Santa, And presents 'neath the tree, And Christmas had always brought, Those same thoughts to me.
But something happened late one night To change the way I feel. An unexpected incident that made the season real.
I had just come from talking, to a real close friend of mine. We were pondering the season, In a voice much like a whine.
For complaining seems to be the norm When Christmas gets this near. "Just can't wait to get it over" Is all you ever hear.
Well, it was snowing really hard I was miserable and cold. And the packages I had, Were getting awfully hard to hold.
So I thought I'd just stop and sit While I waited for my ride. I found a bus stop shelter I went and sat inside.
My Christmas spirit was not the best, As I shivered from the cold. And all the holly jolly stuff, was getting really old.
I sat there with my attitude, When I noticed 'cross the street, A nativity no one cared for, It looked old and pretty beat.
The thought had crossed my mind, "How sad, does no one really care?" Now that Santa's the important one, To children everywhere.
People passing, no one cared, The cradle had been tipped, And the dress on Virgin Mary, was looking worn and ripped.
I figured, well it's so commercialized, And now Santa is the one, That children care about 'cause he brings all the fun.
That's the time I spent on that so I'm just as guilty too, Until I saw the incident That changed my point of view.
It was a man dressed in a suit, A Santa Claus no less. He was fixing up the manger scene, And cleaning up the mess.
As I sat there watching him I didn't feel the cold, I felt the love and warmth he had For a birthday long ago.
He looked down at baby Jesus, Then he knelt down reverently, Took his hat from off his head And laid it 'cross his knee.
I heard the prayer he said that night, It's one I'll not forget, He said, "Bless the children I've not seen And all the ones I've met.
Please help the parents of these kids, To make them understand, That you're the reason we are here I'm just here to lend a hand.
He said, " I didn't mean to be important, I didn't mean to be the one That everybody thinks of first, When you're the chosen son."
He wiped his eyes from tears of love As he continued on, " I want the folks to realize This way they think is wrong.
Please help me have the power To teach these people true, That the spirit of the holiday, Its not in me, but You.
I see in all the homes around, They decorate in me. I was supposed to be for fun It's you they need to see.
I'm sorry I'm complaining He said still on one knee, " I wish I had the power, To help some of them see.
For God so loved the world he gave His only begotten son, How can they compare my gifts To this special Holy One.
He stopped talking for a moment, Just knelt in fervent prayer Beside the manger scene he fixed With tender loving care.
He put his hat back on his head, Slowly rose up on his feet, He zipped his coat, said good-bye then wandered down the street.
It wasn't 'til that moment, I noticed people everywhere, They all had stopped to listen, And they had heard that Santa's prayer.
'Cross the way was an apartment with windows that faced the street, And faces in every window Probably people he'd never meet.
Will he ever know The 'power' he received, If I hadn't seen it for myself I'm not sure that I'd believed.
But now I know the 'power' Is in each and everyone, As we treat Christmas as a birthday For an only begotten Son.
I know that Christmas in my house Will never be the same again, It changed one night I heard Santa say, "In Jesus name, Amen"
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Oh I adore snowmen as well,I decorate with them too. I think I have 23 so far,I started collecting them 2 years ago. They are so cute!! I love this set,it's absolutely adorable!!!I just found your blog through Allison and glad I did,I'm off to check it out!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
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Friday, December 7
(Here's a quote from Mom that you might like for your blog. When one of us thought our world was coming to an end she would say.............
"When you feel like you're near the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on!")
Sorry the pictures aren't very good. I scanned them from a family recipe book. This is my Grandma Beth with all 8 children taken about 1975??
David, Mary, Dolores, Dorothy (mom), Lois, Bill
Bob, Grandma Beth, Carol. Dolores is my moms twin and Lois and Bill are twins.
Miss you Grandma!!
Wednesday, December 5
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Thursday, November 29
I used my new Verve Visual set - Fancy Florals.
Close To My Heart CS - Chocolate and Hollyhock.
Basic Grey - Infuse paper.
Chocolate, Hollyhock and Honey ink,
Wednesday, November 28
Tuesday, November 27
This is a couple of the sets I picked up.