Friday, December 30, 2011

Closing Out 2011

I hope everyone had an extraordinarily merry Christmas! We sure did!

Santa was good!

Food was good!

We were blessed with a holly, jolly-good holiday!

We spent Christmas morning at home--just the three of us. And we spent the evening with my fam at Nana's and Papa's doing the usual--eating, opening gifts, playing, and, of course, eating!

Olivia was almost buried alive by a mountain of gifts at Nana and Papa's!

This is actually Sarah's and Bradley's swing-set, but Olivia had fun playing on it!

As 2011 comes to a close, I wish everyone a delightful New Year!



Saturday, December 24, 2011

On the Menu

This Christmas Eve we will be spending the day relaxing, tracking Santa through NORAD and enjoying a scrumptious pre-Christmas dinner.

On the menu tonight is:

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragout

The Pioneer Woman's from scratch Green Bean Casserole

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

White Chocolate Fudge Cake

Now, it's no secret that I'm not a baker. I lack the patience for baking. Baking creates a huge mess. And I just don't have the kitchen for baking (no room.)

So what did I do??

I baked. A cake. A big cake!

I have no idea what it tastes like, but it comes with super high reviews! So we'll see!

Wishing everyone a Christmas filled with warmth and joy!



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What's Going On?

My coffee maker blew-up yesterday. Literally. Blew-up. Smoke 'n' all.


No coffee today.

Unless I make a run to Dunkin, but that would mean I have to get out of my robe. Ugggghhhh!

So, anyway. Olivia and I made our Gingerbread House yesterday morning. That means the burnt, smokey smell from the expired coffee pot was replaced by the delicious smell of warm gingerbread and sugary icing! Yummm.

So that's what's going on over at our house. Well...that and trying to get Olivia to use the pot-tay. What a wonderful Christmas present that would be!!



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Just Us Chicks (and the Snowmen)

Since it's just the girls tonight, Olivia and I decided to make Marshmallow Snowmen using the instructions in our new C&B cookbook!! This also provided us the perfect opportunity to utilize our new Christmas mixing bowls as well!

Olivia was so excited about making snowmen that she donned her very own version of snowman attire (a hat and scarf!)

I set up our ingredients, and we went to work!

Well, I worked. Olivia ate marshmallows.

So after a big bowl of homemade vegetable soup, Olivia enjoyed one of these guys for dessert!



Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Happiest Place on Earth

It's late.

I'm tired.

But I just wanted to give you guys a little peak at all the fun Olivia's been having!