Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
3 Cheese Dip
2 cups shredded Colby cheese
2 cups shredded sharp Chedder cheese
2 cups shredded American cheese
4oz jar pimento
2 tablespoons mustard
2 cups mayo
1 tablespoon dried onion
Garlic salt to taste
Mix mustard, mayo, dried onion and garlic salt. Mix cheese with pimento. Put 2 mixtures together and chill.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Our four days left of shopping are going to get cut short. We may only be down to two days. Iowa is supposed to get snowstorm #2 starting on Wednesday. Just in time to possibly ruin most of our holiday travel plans. Let’s hope the storm takes a turn and misses Iowa completely. We have enough snow and we definitely don’t need any ice!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Next, we have this simple arrangement on our kitchen counter. We have lots of counter space and I like to do something different in this corner every season/holiday. This Christmas arrangement cost a total of $0! The white serving platter was a wedding shower gift. I already had the bulbs and jingle bells from last year that I picked up super cheap. The candles were part of our wedding decorations. I just set the candles on the serving platter and placed the bulbs and jingle bells around them. I love to come up with new ways to use what you already have.
Finally, we have our white Christmas table setting. Like the counter arrangement, this table setting cost $0. The white pillar candles were from our wedding. I bought the white feather tree a few years ago on an after Christmas sale. The taper candle holders are from a November trip to Ikea (only $0.49 each!). I already had the silver bulbs on hand from a few years ago. (Side note: I have seen many Christmas decorating posts on other blogs using silver bulbs. Pick some up on an after Christmas sale if you can….you will definitely be able to use them for many years to come!) I arranged all these things in the middle of the table, pulled out the black placemats, and set the table. I pulled out our toasting glasses (zebra-like-print glasses) from our wedding since they fit the color scheme. I think this table would easily work for New Years as well. Happy Friday!!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Step 1: Grap the cracker
Step 2: Peanut Butter on the knife
Step 3: Spread the peanut butter on the cracker
Step 4: Place another Ritz cracker on top to make a sandwhich
Step 5: Remove excess peanut butter with finger and eat
Step 6: Dip cracker sandwhich into chocolate almond bark melted with a double broiler
Step 7: Place cookie on wax paper to cool in fridge or freezer
Step 8: Eat
I have been known to eat a plate at a time. Easy and delicious!!!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
1. Unwrap the caramels, then, using a rolling pin, roll out each one into a 1/8 inch-thick oval. Wrap a caramel around each pretzel nugget, pinching the ends to seal.
2. In a double broiler over simmering water, melt half the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Add the remaining chocolate, remove the top of the double broiler from the saucepan and stir until smooth.
3. Place the almonds in a shallow bowl. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Using a fork, dip a caramel-covered pretzel in the chocolate to coat, tapping off any excess chocolate. Transfer the pretzel to the almonds and toss to coat; place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining pretzels. Let stand until set, about 3 hours.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Tailgating at Brett Favre's Steakhouse
Thank you for taking me babe! You are the best!!