Saturday, December 08, 2007

A Lesson in Time




I emailed my daughter for her permission to post this video. I thought it unfair that she did not know she was being taped. As a matter of fact, I did not realize the background conversation when I made this little poor quality video of our youngest grandson discovering the Christmas tree. When I previewed it, I decided both were worth preserving.

Thank you Kim for letting me post this even though you think you sound a bit edgy. Considering it was dinner time and everyone was tired and hungry, it is a delightful conversation to overhear.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christmas list--not what you think

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year. However, the preparations, gatherings and long days may be stressful. Therefore, here is:

Linda’s list of things to do this Christmas season:

1. Do not overeat—impossible, but important to list
2. Get enough sleep
3. Write thank you notes in a timely manner
4. Try a new recipe
5. Visit a former coworker who is now in a care facility
6. Stay positive and cheerful at work
7. Keep up with blog
8. Fix nutritious evening meals
9. Walk two miles a day on treadmill (ski trip in January Yikes!)
10.Be organized with household tasks

On New Years Day I will grade each point with a letter grade resulting in my Holiday GPA.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Bread Bowl dip

As of today, the Christmas season is on. Well, at least according to our boss. Seems to me it is a work in progress since before Halloween.

We didn't leave home this weekend. That's OK. I had plenty of work on my "things to do list." Also, there were activities nearby if we wanted to be in the Spirit.

My friend Joyce brought this to our last Card Night. It was delicious and a bit different.

Bread Bowl Dip

Get a round loaf of bread and cut the middle out of it leaving a shell. Save the top to put back on when you bake it.

8 oz. cheese Velveeta (cut up in small pieces)
2 cups (16 oz.) sour cream
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese softened
1 cup diced fully cooked ham
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 can (4 oz.) green chopped Chile's
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp butter melted

Put cheese, sour cream and cream cheese in large bowl. Stir in ham, green onions, green Chile's and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon into bread shell and replace top and bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 min. Wrap in alum. foil place on cookie sheet to bake. The bread you have from inside of bowl pinch into pieces and put the vegetable oil and butter over them and bake for 10-15 min.