Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!

My three kids (a few years ago)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Brown B(r)aggin'

I'm linking to I'm an Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

The Princess - roast beef bells (cut roast beef in half lengthwise; spread with thin layer of lite Boursin cheese; add two strips of bell pepper; roll up. The bell pepper strips should stick out of the top which  is the not flat side of the roast beef), blueberries, pistachios
Not-too-big-to-say-he-loves-me - turkey sandwich, chips and salsa, orange

The Princess - Canadian bacon slices, grilled pineapple rings, crackers, blueberries and grapes,celery and hummus
Not-too-big-to-say-he-loves-me - Minestrone soup, crackers

Baked Potato, pistachios, blueberries

Ziti, pita bread wedges with hummus, celery or carrots, oranges

Chicken Pot Pie, mashed potatoes with turnips, apple slices

Menu Plan Monday!

I'm linking up to I'm an Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday!

Baby, it's cold outside! The cold temps have really hit us here in Charleston, South Carolina! For a place where we often welcome Christmas in our shorts and t-shirts, we're really scrounging to find enough warm clothing. It is so very hard to face 29 degrees first thing in the morning. This week, I'm attempting to warm us to the bone.

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Minestrone Soup
Monday: Minestrone Soup and Corn Bread Muffins

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Who doesn't love a baked potato?
Tuesday: Baked Potato Bar with all the fixins - chicken, sauteed spinach and mushrooms, cheddar cheese, chives, broccoli, sour cream, and butter

Wednesday: Ziti with Squash, Eggplant, Chick Peas, Black Olives, and Tomatoes, Rolls, and a Salad

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Yummy Berry Dessert
Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie, Mashed Potatoes and Turnips, and Berries with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkling of brown sugar

Friday: Family Game Night Throw-Down Pizza, Salad, and Brownies

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thirsty Thursday!

You guessed's time to play Fill That Glass!

Today, I'm serving up Mimosas! Now, in the past, I've gotten fancy with Mimosas, adding pomegranates or raspberries. But today, I'm going with a good old-fashioned, run-of-the-mill recipe. Just oj and champagne. Feel free to squeeze your own juice. I, however, will be pouring mine right out of the carton. I'm filling the flute somewhere between half-way and a tad bit more. (Sorry to be so exact!) The rest of the flute is reserved for the champagne. Relax. You don't have to buy an expensive bottle of Dom. In fact, the cheaper brands work the best when your mixing drinks. Save the pricey stuff for a grand toast.

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The gorgeous and always glamorous, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Oh, and while we're talking flutes, the one in the photo came from Tiffany's. Yep, the blue box company. As in Breakfast at Tiffany's. We received a set of these beauties from the company my husband worked for right out of college. Every Christmas, they would shower their employees with Tiffany gifts. Extravagant. But it was the late-80's and early-90's. No big deal. They're out of business now.

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Yummy raspberries and blackberries would be a great garnish.

You can always garnish your Mimosa with an orange round. Or, add berries to a festive pick and stick that in. But, as you remember, I swore to go run-of-the-mill and I will adhere to that. Mimosas are best served with brunch or breakfast foods. Which works out great for those Breakfast for Dinner nights!

As you know by now, it's time to play Empty That Glass! Cheers!