Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mizzou Football

Olive is a big Mizzou Fan. She is excited about the Texas Bowl where Mizzou is playing Navy. She is not very happy that Mizzou is behind at halftime.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Happenings

Our Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. All ready for Christmas Day. My family all tucked in bed ready for the big day.

I prepared an egg casserole and my daughter rolled out cinnamon rolls. The recipe for the egg casserole is:

6 eggs
5 slices of bread
one package of bacon
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)

Instructions: Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Meanwhile, chop the bacon and cook it fully (I actually microwaved the bacon and cut up) and allow to cool down.

Now tear the slices of bread into small pieces in a large mixing bowl, mix the cooked bacon, bread pieces, and cheddar cheese together.

In another bowl, mix the eggs with milk. Season it with salt and pepper. If you wish, you can add minced onions in the mixture.

Take a pan and apply cooking spray all over it. Now spread the bread pieces mixture all over the pan. Pour the egg mixture all over it. Place the pan inside the oven and let the disk bake for about 20 minutes.

Everyone really liked the casserole. Some additions you could make would be mushrooms, peppers, sausage, really anything you would put in an omelet.

We had a wonderful white Christmas and enjoyed being together -- it just never is long enough.

Happy New Year Wishes to all. If I can get over my bad cold, it will be a lot better for me.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

This is the vegetable Christmas Tree I prepared for my husband's work treat day. Trying to stay on the healthy side this year. I'm going to make this again tonight for my family to munch on after our Christmas Eve Service.

Everyone have a Very Merry Christmas. Thank you dear Lord for sending your son.

Luke 2:10-12: But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Luke 2:14: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

First Christmas

As many of you, we have multiple Christmas gatherings. Our first was this weekend at our home for my husband's family. We had brisket, ham, and many other dishes that made for a fabulous dinner. Our family adopted a family this year and after the meal we all wrapped and tagged the presents. Everyone really enjoyed seeing what was bought with love for this family.

The picture above is my SIL and granddaughters, Olive and Cora. Olive is growing like a weed. She is 2 months and Cora is 23 months. We are so looking forward to our family Christmas this year. Cora is at a great age to be very excited about Christmas. Our son will be home from Iowa and daughter and family will be joining us on Christmas Eve. Can't verily wait! Just a few more things to add to stockings and I'm ready for the big day.

My other picture is Cora playing hide and seek with Nana. She even wanted to hide in our coat closet. It was so cute.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekend Recap

Had a fun filled weekend. Friday night we had family over for game night and had stew (bought packaged stew at State Fair from "All of Us-Old Plantation Soups" and added meat), sloppy joes, and snack foods. We played "Sequence" and the guys beat the gals 2 out of 3 games! Boo! It was a good evening of catching up and enjoying good company.

Saturday we had two events that we attended. First was our Pastor and Wife's Annual Christmas Open House for the church deacon's and spouses. Our pastor's wife made many delicious goodies that she made as well as catered food. My husband is Chairman of the Deacons, so we helped throughout the party to keep the food stocked and the punch filled. Always a good event.

Later in the evening we had another Game Night at our friend's home and there were 5 couples in attendance. There was chili, chips and dip, veggies, buffalo chicken dip, desserts, etc. (BTW, how do you keep from gaining weight over the holidays?) We played "Catch Phrase" and had a lot of fun. A lot of laughing. We played guys against gals and by the end of the evening, I believe we came out even.

Before we went to the evening party, we drove by some homes lit with Christmas lights. I always enjoy looking at the lights. Hope to go out and see more during this Holiday Season.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Decorated for Christmas

I'm behind this year in getting my decorations up. Last year we threw away a tree and I forgot about that, so I was one tree shy this year. We took care of that last night and went and bought a prelit tree at Lowes. I hung the ornaments and then finished decorating the rest of the upstairs.

Our second tree is downstairs with a hunter motif. It is also a prelit tree and has ornaments of fish, dogs, antlers, etc.

We are having guests over tonight so that got me moving to complete the decorating. The picture below is our table set for dinner. We will be playing games after dinner. I have "Apples to Apples", "Cranium", "Sequence", and "Bunco" set out ready to play. They may also bring along some games. Should be a fun evening.

Tomorrow evening we are invited over to play games at a friend's home. This is definitely game weekend! Fun times.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Crafting - Tissue Cozy

Blogger friend, Lisagh - Grosgrain Garage, gave instructions for a Tissue Cozy that can be used as stocking stuffers or that nice homemade gift for teachers, friends, service people in your life. Follow the link above to see the instructions.

I already had the material in my craft closet along with the batting and so it didn't take long at all to whip these up. Really fun and cute!

I think I'll make one for my purse as well.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lighting of the Tree

Checked this off my list. City lighting of the Christmas Tree. It was soooo cooold! There was a local High School Choir that sang first for about 30 minutes and the city provided hot cider, hot cocoa and cookies. They also had heaters in the area so you wouldn't totally freeze but I still about froze my feet.

The tree was beautiful and Santa and Mrs. Clause showed up to visit with the children and help light the tree.

A good start to the Christmas Season.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Calendar

Christmas is coming! I feel like I am behind already! To get into the Christmas Season and to try some new things, we are going to participate in some local Christmas events.

  • December 3 - Mayor's Tree Lighting
  • December 4 - Downtown Living Windows
  • December 5 - The Nutcracker Ballet with friends
  • December 8 - Capitol Caroling
  • December 11 - Game Night
  • December 12 - Deacon Christmas Party
  • December 13 - Adult Choir Christmas Concert
  • December 17 - Go to Christmas Play
  • December 20 - Christmas Caroling at church
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Services
Some other things that I have on my calendar are: Buy gifts for single mom and kids at church, take canned food to church, make a dessert and take to my neighbors, listen to Christmas music one evening at home, buy a new Christmas CD, e-mail and mail my family newsletter, take Christmas treats to nurses, watch a Christmas video, drive around looking at Christmas lights, go see "Christmas Carol" with Jim Carey, and host Christmas gathering for my husband's family and our immediate family.

Whew! I'm not really sure I'm going to get this all done plus Christmas shopping. The most important thing is to be thankful for Christ's birth and enjoy the time you spend with you family and friends.