Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to ALL!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Tom is watching his tradition of "A Christmas Carol" to help him get into the spirit of the holiday.



So far this has been an easy day. Miss T and I cut out cookies and baked them. I made a dressing for a mixed fruit dish that was a hit tonight at Nanny's. Also the sweet potato and apple casserole was deeeelish! 2 new recipe's I tried that turned out well!!

The sweet potato/apple was easy...sliced 1 large peeled sweet potato and 2 granny smith apples and layered them in a casserole dish. Sprinkled Allspice, Cinnamon and a bit of Nutmeg on them; sprinkled 1/2 cup of brown sugar over that; added dots of butter (1/4 c cut into small pieces) and a handful of Craisins. Baked at 350 for 30 minutes covered....nice! Bet it would be just as good in a pastry too!

The fruit was effortless too...blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, grapes all mixed well. The dressing was a sugar/water/honey/lime juice/zest concoction that boiled for 1 minute then was cooled in the fridge for 1 hour. I poured it into the fruit. It called for individual fruit bowls and "add your own", but I figured let em marinate!

So I had enough of the juice leftover tonight and cut up 1 apple and 1 orange into it so that hubby and I can have that tomorrow night with our leftovers from Mom's.

I plan to tell Miss T about the plane ride tomorrow at Mom's. All those people can "help" convince her that it's OK. I hope and pray she doesn't panic. Sometimes it's hard enough to get her on an elevator! Imagine a PLANE!

Well, it's getting close to Santa time here on the East Coast...guess I'd better go to bed so the big guy can make a drop off.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOOD NIGHT!!

12 comments:

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Merry Christmas, Sharon! LOL...you're turning into Martha Stewart also. That apple/sweet potato dish looks like it's out of a magazine. I've been watching 24 hrs of A Christmas Story. Cracks me up. Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. HUGS

Linda :) said...

Merry Christmas!!

Missie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dutch said...

Those recipes sound wonderful. I think I will try the fruit one. Have a Merry Christmas

Beth said...

Everything sounds great! Glad it all turned out well!

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas

E-Lo said...

Merry Christmas greetings from New York !
Enjoy your day today.

garnett109 said...

Merry Christmas
Sharon, Tom & Ms T

Rose said...

Merry Christmas!

I sure do miss the fact that I am here in freezing Illinois not there in Florida!!

BAWL!!!

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas Sharon to you and your family.

Odd Mom Out said...

Those pictures look so yummy!!

LYN said...

It was 80 degrees here for Xmas...