Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

Jimmy and I thoroughly enjoyed the season this year.  Here's a pic of us and our babies by the fireplace on Christmas day. 
Here's a pic of all of us on Christmas Day.  Top from Left to right: Florence, Slavin holding Callin, Michelle holding Ava, Matt, Mollie, Mark, April, Richard.  Bottom from Left to right:  Norm holding baby Kale, Phil, Marissa, Corky, Jace Arrana holding Hayden, Jimmy and Mel
Aranna with her great-grandbabies.  Ava was not into it at all!
The kiddos made out like bandits!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Oreo Truffel Balls- 3 ingredients~!

It's Christmas Eve!  A most excellent recipe here for you!  Oreo Truffles!  All you need is:

1 package of oreos (processed into fine crumbs)
1 brick of cream cheese at room temp
1 package of chocolate chips (feel free to use white chocolate chips or meltable bark to coat the balls

Mix the oreo crumbs with the cream cheese, then chill, Roll the dough into equal size balls.  Place the rolled balls on cookie sheet coated with waxed paper and freeze them for at least 30 minutes.  Then melt the chocolate for coating, drop the frozen balls in the chocolate to coat and place back on waxed paper, decorate as necessary. 

Clean Christmas Dogs

To get our furry children ready for Santa, we took them to the dog wash today.  We have been going to the dog wash for the last couple of years and today I took my camera and got some pics. 

For about $8.00 we can wash both dogs.  The nice part about this is that it's close to home and the only supplies we bring is a wash mitt and towels, There is even a blow dryer for them there. 

The dogs love going to the dog wash!

Rosie likes to bite the blow dryer so I had to restrain her. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holy Jalopeno!

  Well, we just harvested a crop of Jalapenos.  This plant was planted back in April with the rest of our garden.  The light green peppers in the basket are Asian Peppers and that plant is still going strong as well.  I made salsa last night for Mollie with a few of the Jalapenos.  I used 4 pounds of Roma tomatoes, 1 onion, cilantro, salt, pepper and 4 roasted jalapenos.  Youza it was HOT!  James kept eating it, even though his lips were on fire!  Thinking about making another batch of salsa for gifts.  I have some jars, cute holiday ribbon, thought I would give it a go.