Archive for December, 2007

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Gingerbread & Red Ticking Apron

 Isn’t Benjamin a good sport?  This is Sid’s apron I just finished this morning!  I think it turned out so cute.  I love reversible aprons.  I might have to make myself one.



I wanted to answer a few of your questions about the meal and all.  We will have between 20 and 25 people.  They will start getting here as soon as they think there is food ready!  And the actual meal will be supper.  After supper we will do a gift exchange with those who are here.  Husband wants to save most of our Christmas for Christmas morning.  He is never home for Christmas and wanted to make the most of it.

Stay tuned on the France stuff.  I am working as I have time on our April in Paris blog.  I have lots of updates – just cant find time to write it all up.  But I will.  We are all getting really excited.  I will post on here when it is up and running!

Have a great Friday and even better weekend…its almost here…better get busy!


Seven Days and Counting, Menus, Aprons and More!

Husband will be home a week from today and will likely hit the ground running.  So much too do, so little time.  He flies in late next Thursday and Sunday is our big family gathering for the holiday.  So this weekend and first of next week are going to be busy.  VERY busy.  I have cookie doughs made and in the freezer but still have more to do.  And as soon as it stops raining and the sun is bright, I will make my candies.  I made a trip to the grocery store yesterday and got some of what is needed for the big meal.  I am sure I will make several more trips before I have all my things prepared.  These are my notebooks/recipes – bet you expected me to be neater, didnt you?  Please…I am happy to know where the notebooks are!


 Here is a tentative menu for the Big Christmas Feed 2007:


  • Again with the Chipotle Chicken Wings
  • Chips & Dips
  • Vegetable Tray
  • Cucumber Sandwiches
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Sweet n Sour Meat Balls

Main Meal

  • Glazed Ham
  • Fried Turkey
  • Five Meat Roll
  • Russian Chicken
  • Brocolli Casserole
  • Corn Bake
  • Chive Smashed Potatoes
  • Candied Yams
  • Green Beans (dont know exactly how I will prepare them)
  • Creamed Red Potatoes
  • Michelle’s Rolls
  • Whatever else I come up with – not doing dressing I dont think.  Maybe rice dressing.


  • Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Pots de Creme
  • Lemon Tart
  • Coconut Pie
  • Italian Cream Cake
  • Pecan Tassies

 Cookies & Candies

  • Date Nut Roll
  • White Christmas Fudge
  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Martha Washington Candy
  • Super Dupers
  • Cream Wafers
  • Cut outs
  • Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Cranberry Orange Cookies

I am leaving something off I am sure.  Writing it down again always helps.  

Today I am making a couple of aprons (gifts) for a couple of special little girls.  Sneak peek at the fabric:


I will post some pictures when I get them made.  I am going to try to get them done first thing and then move on to more cookie dough and house cleaning.   

Gotta get it in gear! Later Gators! 



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