Saturday, December 25, 2010

WOW Santa!!!!!!

Last night The Cisco Kid left Santa his cookies and milk and reluctantly went to bed because he knew that Santa would not come unless he was asleep.  The Cisco Kid woke up before the sun rose at 6:45 a.m. this morning.  He was so excited about all the gifts and could not wait to open them.  But first he had to read the letter Santa left him. 

  One of the gifts Grandma and grandpa got the cisco kid was a projector.  
The Chief and The Cisco Kid are putting together some playmobil sets.
Here The Cisco Kid is working on his energy lab. 
He loves to play in the water so Santa got him the Ramones water station with some color changing cars.  He could not wait until Ramones station was put together so he tested the color change in the sink. 
It was a nice day out so The Cisco Kid could play with his new toys.
Its 8:30 and we have been at it all day.  We are totally exhausted.  I need to re-phrase that! The Chief and I are totally exhausted.  The Cisco Kid is still ready to go.  I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Our Christmas Eve starts out with a wonderful dinner of Honey baked ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, Brussels sprouts and rolls.  After dinner we have The Cisco Kid open his gifts from us.  Christmas day is always very busy with all of Santa’s gifts. 
  The largest Hershey kiss he has ever seen!
 The shirt has a guitar that really plays on it with a little amp. You can see the amp on his pocket.
 Grandma and Grandpa are opening their Christmas Eve gifts.  The Cisco Kid got them pens with Grandma and Grandpa engraved on them.
 He loves a personalized license plate.
 He is looking at a key chain with his name blinking in lights
 He loves his coin collection and we got he a wide variety of half dollars, dollar and president dollar coins. 
  The famous Hersheys Kiss!!!!!
 Love that KISS!!!!
 The Chief is putting batteries in his guitar ornament.
 Merry Christmas!!!


Preview my blog book completed

Yes it is all done.  The blog book turned out perfectly.  It is everything I hoped it would be.  I have been receiving many e-mails on the book.  Here is a preview.  I cannot tell you how happy I am with the quality of it.  I was able to easily download my blog into the program and create wonderful embellished and decorated pages.  I truly turned my blog into this wonderful document of history.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Recipies for my cookbook

I had my blog printed into a digital book and i was so impressed on how it turned out I am now going to turn all my recipies into a digital book through Blurb.  Over the next few weeks I will post lost of recipies so I can transfer them into my book.  All the food you see highlighted I have already posted the recipe.  Just click and you can view them. 

Italian tomato-mozzarella-and-basil
Roasted red pepper cheese cake
Spinage, Artichoc Chedder dip
Vegetable Cream Cheese
Bacon & Swiss Quiche
Steamed Artichoke
Stuffed mushrooms
Mango salsa
Chick pea snack
Deviled eggs
Roasted garlic spread
Stromboli Can also be a main dish.

Pineapple spiced scones
Easy seven grain bread
Bisquick cheese biscuits
Pumpkin bread

Condiments & Salsas:
Hamburger relish
Sugar free barbecue sauce
Pimento cedar cheese
Mushroom brown gravy
Pineapple salsa

Non Alcoholic Bloody Mary
Fantastic Strawberry Killer Chiller

Cucumber Barley salad
Antipasta Can also be an appetizer.
Sweet Brocoli salad,  15 minute meal
Red pepper Pasta
Easy pasta salad
Creamy cucumber salad
Chick- pea salad
Chicken salad
Chicken waldorf salad
Pasta salad with roasted red peppers

Roasted red pepper dressing
Goat and feta dressing
Cucumber cheddar dressing
Easy balsamic vinaigrette dressing 
15 minute meals with point system:
Vegetable meadly
Tortellini and Chicken with Sun-dried tomato Alfredo
Baked Mexican Chicken
Pierogies, vegetables and Gorgonzola
Beef and Vegetable stir fry
Chicken & brown gravy stir-fry
Chicken Gnocchi Alfredo
Beef & Broccoli stir fry
Herb Scallops
Layered Mexican Chicken Pie

Main dishes:
Homemade Lasagna
Homemade eggplant parmigiana
Spaghetti and garlic oil
White cheese pizza
Chicken pot pie
Oven fried chicken
Chicken & dumplings
White Chicken Chili
Stromboli Can also be an appeitizer
Egg souffle
Ditalini, egg and garlic
Red beans and rice
Chicken marsala and muchrooms
Turkey Croquetts

Beef stew
London Broil
Italian hot dogs with fried peppers, onions and potatoes
Fried hot dogs and potatoes in tomato sauce
Fried bologna sandwiches
Home made tomato sauce

Grilled pork tenderloin with pineapple
Sweet and sour ribs
Shredded BBQ pork

Side dishes:
Italian Meetballs
Scalloped potatoes
Mashed potatoes
Red garlic mashed potatoes
Potaot Salad
Roasted potatoes & onions
Glazed carrots
Sweet candy sweet potatoes
Roasted red and sweet potatoes
Cranberry sauce

My Family traditional good luck new years dish
Grains of the earth.
Vegetable soup
Minestrone soup
Beer cheese soup
Creamy cheese potato soup
Creamy vegetable soup
Cream of mushroom soup
Chicken & mushroom soup with puff pastry on top
Mushroom and barley soup
Roasted corn soup with red chilies soup
Chicken with cheese ravioli in tarragon broth  soup
Parmesan cheese pancakes in broth soup
Fresh creamy vegetable garden soup
French onion soup
Split Pea soup
Chicken vegetable soup
Chicken & noodle soup
Chicken & rice soup
Chicken corn & been soup
Turkey soup with rice mushrooms soup
Tomato basil soup
Wedded soup
Vegetable pesto soup

Fresh zapalas
Yogurt Parfait
Ice box cake
Nuter Butter Peanut butter cake
Cream cheese coconut frosting
Cranberry Walnut Bread pudding with vanilla sauce
Bread pudding
Chocolate dipped pumpkin cookies
Halloween pumpkin cookies
chocolate dipped apricots
Spiced nuts
Sugar free spiced nuts
Christmas Cookies:
Almond Crescents
Almond cups
Coconut macaroons
Crisp sugar Cookie
Chocolate dipped lady fingers
Oat rageous chocolate chip peanut butter cookies
Neapolitan cookies
Almond rugalas
Oatmeal Cookies full of goodies
Thumb print filled with goodies


Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas visit

As we step into the Christmas holiday it is nice to have a visit with some friends.  The two boys having some fun with the train set.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas cookies are ready to be shipped out.

Every year I make about 700 cookies to be mailed out to family and friends.

This year I made my Oatmeal cookies, Almond crescents, rugalas, Chocolate dipped lady fingers, Smores cookie, Oat rageous chocolate chip peanut butter cookie and two new cookies called Holiday thumbprint cookie and a chocolate marshmallow fudge cookie. I will post about the two new cookies later.

Holiday thumbprint cookie
Chocolate marshmallow fudge cookie 



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