Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

Well Santa made here to Georgia and we had a really nice Christmas day filled with tons of present opening and tons more eating and tons more fun - almost forgot to the awesome fire my husband made and to mention our White Christmas here in GA - LOVED IT!!! The look on AJ's face when she came down stairs was priceless and her verbal reaction was even better - she kept saying "Santa came" and "Are all these presents for me" and "This is just what I wanted" and "THANK YOU SANTA" - that was the best present I could have asked for this year! She was also very happy to find that there was no lump of coal in her stocking and still more fun goodies!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Cooking-

I'll keep updating this page as we get closer and closer to Christmas!!!

Baking cookies. I did one batch of chocolate chip coconut and one of white chip and pistachio for Alex to bring to work - they turned out super yummy! The recipe is the Toll House chocolate chip recipe only I don't use any nuts but I throw in a cup of shredded coconut! For the pistachio white chip ones you make them the same as the Chocolate chip but instead of chocolate chips and coconut add white chips and crushed up pistachios!

Making the stuffed breads. We did one sausage, pepper, onion and cheese and one pepperoni & cheese. They smelled SO good cooking! Now the are in the freezer and ready to go on Christmas Eve. The recipe is here, just type sausage into the search engine and the basic recipe should show up! Feel free stuff with whatever floats your boat!

Here are a few shots of me making the manicotti to freeze for Christmas - this way I just have to pop them in the oven that day and not be bothered with them but we can all still enjoy the deliciousness of them!!! The freezer in the garage is really starting to come in handy now! If you want the recipe you can find it if you put in manicotti in the search engine at the top of my page!

Sloppy Joes on Chrismas Eve-
Other Christmas Eve Goodies-

Christmas Day Stuffed Mushrooms & Brie with carmelized onions and cranberries in puff pasty-

The Meats & Cheese (from the Italian Specialty Butcher here) & my MIL's Antipasto-

The most amazing meat filet mignon tenderloin from the butcher marinated in garlic and oil-


Merry Christmas to All!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

We had a really nice Christmas Eve this year. After mass we came back to the house to change into our pj's, eat some grub, drink some wine, open some family presents, sprinkle the reindeer food on the front lawn, and most importantly we did not forget to leave the cookies & milk for Santa!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy 33rd Birthday Alex!

We all love you so much and we hope you enjoyed the day with us. Sorry your cake was pink but your daughter insisted that is what you would like! Hope you love your new golf shirt and I really can't belive I am the one that got a new car on YOUR birthday! Just proves what a great husband and father you are! LOVE YOU!!