Daily Archives: December 22, 2012

“Christmas Magic” is in the air: New Holiday Fanvid!


I put this together last night and took advantage of my sister’s wi-fi here in the big city to upload it. I hope you’ll enjoy the festive images, winter landscape and the talents of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. A Very Merry Christmas to one and all!

Bakin’ Cookies & Cookin’ Up Vids: Mmm-mmm good.


Last night I baked a batch of fruitcake cookies. First dozen over-browned in spite of my setting timer at lowest suggested time. Ah, well, I can attest they still taste fine. I just won’t be taking them with us tomorrow to my sister’s house in Birmingham.  For special occasions, they need to look pretty AND taste good.

Tonight I made a new Christmas vid. Lots of festive RA and his ChaRActers.  Too late to even considering uploading it; maybe I will do that in Birmingham borrowing my sister’s wi-fi.  Anyway, here’s a little taste of what’s in it.


Not sure how much time I will have to post anything tomorrow as I bustle about getting ready to hit the road. We will be back Sunday evening. Just a quick trip to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family. MIddle Sis is already up there with her hubby. Here’s the menu for the weekend my sister emailed to me. I admit I got a bit hungry after reading it.

Friday night supper

Asian Chicken Soup and /or Steak Chili

Chicken salad croissants and grilled cheese

Apple cake


Saturday Brunch

Nephew’s Famous French Toast( it has to go some to beat Aunt S) with real maple syrup and bacon

Niece H’s sausage crescent roll casserole

Hot fruit compote



Humus with pita chips and veggies

Pigs in the blanket

Sausage with cheese in won ton wraps( recipe from Chef Sh)


Afternoon meal-time to be determined by group


Niece Sh’s wonderful pork tenderloin

Green bean bundles-these are great-when we use to have covered dish lunches at work, one wife always sent these by request. Yum!

Lima beans or as we all called then butter beans

Sweet potatoes     5 cup fruit salad

Sister Schubert rolls-one of these days, I will make Mama’s but not this time, sadly.



Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

Cupcakes from Nashville Bakery-the Best!

Turtles by S

(add to this Fedoralady’s Fruitcake Cookies and Mr. FL’s Splendid Sausage Balls)

Thumper has been spending lots of time beneath the Christmas tree. She doesn’t bother anything; just sniffs a bit, studies the lights and chills. Pretty adorable. I tried to get a photo of her; then my card reader died. Hopefully the new one will arrive Monday.  Here’s some other art I did from the Homey, Homely Christmas Tree.

This is Benny’s favorite.


But I do like my Blue Santa, too.


And this is one of my favorite ornaments. A sweet little angel.


Catch up with y’all when I can. Have a wonderful weekend!