Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saying Goodbye to the Holidays and 2011

Well Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time with your family and friends and enjoyed however long of a break you had. I took a few days off from posting because I figured you would all be so tired of seeing my posts after 12 straight days of blogging about Christmas treats. I actually thought that it would be nice taking a break from the blog, but truthfully I missed it like crazy!
But instead of posting about what I've been eating lately, I took this time to create a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page as well as a recipe page! To see how they look, just look up towards the top of the page just below the header and you'll see the tabs that lead you to the newly created pages.
I also took some pictures during my family's Christmas gathering. Here are the appetizers.
Thank you very much to my aunt who provided the vegetables and dip. If you would like the recipes for the appetizers I brought,  you can find them on the recipe page or just click here for the deviled egg recipe and here for the hummus recipe. The cheese ball, sadly, is my mother's precious secret recipe, so it will probably take a while for me to convince her to let me post the recipe. : (
For the main meal there were a lot of things for me to eat even though I did have any of the three different kinds of meat that were served.
(clockwise) Tomatoes, delicious stuffing casserole that I brought, mashed potatoes and gravy, delicious pickles made by my cousin's grandmother, honey glazed carrots (recipe coming soon!) and my uncle's famous mashed turnip. Yeah, that turnip is pretty amazing. Some of us even eat it for breakfast.
When my mother and I got home after the celebration, we stayed up late waiting for Santa while watching christmas movies and roasting marshmallows over a fire.
And here are some of the food related gifts I received this year.
This measuring spoon is really cool. All you have to do is pop the spoon to the other side and suddenly it goes from holding 1 tbsp to 1/2 tbsp!
I decided not to post any pictures of the desserts I ate for Christmas because all the recipes were posted during my 12 Days of Christmas Treats series leading up to the 25th. If you missed a day, here are the links,
Day 1: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Day 2: Double Chocolate Banana Loaf 
Day 3: Marshmallow Graham Squares
Day 4: Chocolate Caramel Puff Wheat
Day 5: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Day 6: Classic Shortbread Cookies
Day 7: Soft Gingersnaps
Day 8: 10 Minute Butter Tarts
Day 9: Pretzel, Hershey Kiss and m&m combo
Day 10: Double Layer "Easy Fudge"
Day 11: Gluten Free Brownies
Day 12: Chocolate Covered Cherries

Again, I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays immensly. I'm really not excited to be going back to school this week, but I guess it had to happen eventually.
I know I'm a few hours early, but Happy New Year!
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1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear and see you had a good christmas! The food looks so yummy and I totally know how you feel about school- we can be sad together? One step closer to being done! :D I also love the christmas tree photo I didn't have a tree this year so i've been enjoying others tree photos. happy new years dear! :)