Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas dinner countdown day three

Whew!  Almost there.  Today we spent the morning opening some gifts so that we wouldn’t have to clean up everything before company comes over tomorrow.  I will post pictures of that later.  J got a popcorn popper for the stove … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner countdown – Day 2

Today’s preparation was hampered by a clogged drain.  I knew it was coming, as the drain time was getting slower.  The other day I unscrewed the drain and found some disgusting stuff in the drain.  I got most of it … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner countdown – Day 1

So big meals in my family are something you prep over a few days.  There are menu plans, grocery trips, prep work for recipes, etc.  We typically have so much food that you could not possibly have it prepared in … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics

Ina Garten has called her series this season “Back to Basics” and I like that idea.  I am coming up with my list of goals for next year and one of them is to do everything I can to get … Continue reading

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Let it Snow

Its been snowing since yesterday and last night we actually went out on the road…to drive!  You see we have never driven in the snow.  When we lived in Oklahoma and I was at the house by myself one winter, … Continue reading

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warm comfort food

It is commonly understood that when it is chilly people crave foods that can warm them from the inside out.  That’s what happened to me today.  I started the day with a Gaiam Pilates workout that I didn’t really enjoy.  … Continue reading

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hybrid night!

First off let’s start with lunch.  After getting back from shopping I was super hungry.  You see I started today with doing a workout video at the homestead in the morning and then joining J at the gym at night.  … Continue reading

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Martha and Me

Ah Martha Stewart.  People seem to love her or hate her, but I fall into a rare category of genuinely liking her.  You have to get over the fact that she is very proud of herself, but she should be.  … Continue reading

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a pair of salads!

I was on the ball this afternoon and whipped up two salads for dinner.  I decided to go ahead and post the recipes tonight so you can have a double post :). Sesame Chicken Couscous Salad (not vegan, obviously) 1 … Continue reading

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Punch and Pie

Well, no punch was involved.  Each week prior to going to the store, there is an intricate process that takes place, because I am obsessively organized when it comes to meals, cooking, and shopping for food.  So I sit down … Continue reading

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