Thursday, December 31, 2009
Hello to our few readers! Thank you so much for reading our blog this past few months. We've discovered that documenting our posts can sometimes turn into eating cold food, but the best part of posting is sharing with our family! Wishing you all a safe and happy New Years! We're looking forward to continuing our blog throughout the next year! Stay tuned!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
This year we had a large Christmas dinner on the the 23rd. We needed a good way to arrange everyone at the table so we created these great place cards and also doubled as ornaments as you see above. We had an army of about 11 caroling snowmen. They were great! We put the names on their caroling books and then everyone could take them home after dinner and use them as ornaments. I thought that they were quite clever. I crocheted all the hats and then added a white pom pom on top. Then there bodies were simply sticks, white foam balls, beads, and jingle bell buttons!
Made by AM, DD & EJ (sister)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
2 TBSP vegetable oil
2 lbs venison stew meat
3 large onions, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
3 c low-salt beef broth/or chicken
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T soy sauce
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
6 medium potatoes
3/4 lbs carrots
1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c cold water
Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Add venison and cook until all
sides are nicely browned.
Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring often, until onions are
softened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, soy
sauce, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and
simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender.
Add potatoes and carrots and continue to cook, covered, until vegetables
are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
In a small bowl or cup, combine flour and water until smooth; stir into
stew. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
Makes 8 servings.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. (secret: keep your kisses in the freezer, that way they will refrain from melting when you push them into your cookies!)