Thursday, January 6, 2011

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year-- Better Late Than Never!!

As usual I'm a day late and a dollar short with the holiday greetings.  Actually, more like 2 weeks late, but who's counting (hopefully no one).  The holidays around here just get so busy, as I'm sure they do everywhere.  I feel like there hasn't been a spare minute since three days before Christmas. 

Speaking of Christmas, I hope everyone was blessed to spend it with people they loved and enjoy being with.  Steven and I always go to my parents house in the wee hours of the morning on Christmas to open presents with my parents, my sister, and her boyfriend.  We all received such beautiful and thoughtful gifts from each other that I can't help but think that we are truly blessed, and a bit spoiled to be honest. 

Remember the "Sweet Broderie" fabric from Lecien that I fell in love with a few posts ago?   Well one of Santa's helpers got wind of my fabric crush and this kit was waiting for me under the tree.

I can't wait to make this quilt!  The fabric is so expensive, but this kit is surprisingly affordable.  It can be purchased at Wooden Gate Quilts.

I caught site of Santa's handsome helper as he tried to sneak out after delivering this last minute gift.  After much begging, he conceded and let me take a picture of him.

I didn't know that they let the elves wear Redsox hats ... must be casual Friday.  Actually Steven and I spotted this funny Elf t-shirt at Target a few weeks ago, and being the goofballs that we are we had to try it on and take a photo.  We're weird like that. Don't judge, lol.

Right before Christmas I had pre-prepared homemade orange rolls to easily pop in the oven that morning.  They smelled divine baking. I wish with all my heart that I could give this recipe rave reviews, but alas, I cannot =o(.  It turns out, there is such thing as too much butter.  It was just TOO much!  I may try them again as cinnamon rolls far, far in the future and with far less butter.  But right now, the Pillsbury dough boy and I have such a good thing going, why bother?

One new recipe I tried for Christmas dinner that I can completely recommend is Guy Fieri's Mac Daddy Mac n' Cheese.  Most homemade mac n' cheese comes out to dry or too bland in my opinion.  Not this stuff!  It was soooooo good.  Everyone who tried it gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up, and Steven wouldn't even let anyone else take home leftovers of it because he wanted them all to himself.  If you decide to try it, I would suggest add more of each cheese, and cooking more bacon to add into the mixture as well as on top. You can't really go wrong with more cheese and more bacon (but not more butter!!)

Did anyone else try any great recipes over the holidays??

Hasta manana,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sweetie! LOVE your new kit....when are you going to start the quilt?

    Steven is a cute elf in my humble opinion. He's a keeper!

    So glad you had a good holiday did we and it could have only been made better if we could have all been together!!!