Monthly Archives: November 2014

a week from today

Open House is getting closer. We’re counting down. Just a week left. Today our older son and his family came to help with decorating and cleaning. Along with our two daughters, DH, and my sister Genny, a lot was accomplished! The downstairs is almost entirely ready. Besides the kitchen, of course. Cleaning it for company […]

the day after the day after thanksgiving

It’s Saturday and we are now in an all out dash to finish decorating and baking for the Open House. We had a great Thanksgiving Day with our family. Our older son and his wife cooked a lot of the delicious feast, including a wonderful turkey. I really enjoy watching them work in the kitchen […]

menu plan monday ~ november 24, 2014

We have been very busy around here with Christmas decorating. My sister Genny was down again this weekend, and on Sunday, our son David and his family came to help, as well. Thanks to all of you! I feel like we made great progress! I failed to get any pictures. We’ve been so busy! Here’s […]

menu plan monday ~ november 17, 2014

Monday sure rolls around quickly. This past week, I made Date Balls (one of my personal favorites!), Raspberry Truffles, and Elfin Bites (shortbread) They are stored away in the freezer, awaiting the big day! In the meantime, here’s the menu for this week. Monday Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Steamed Broccoli Homemade Biscuits Tuesday […]

menu plan monday ~ november 10, 2014

We had a fun weekend. Genny came to help with Christmas decorating. We put up the tree in the craft room that holds my Christmas Notebook exchange ornaments. We also finished the glass tree in the upstairs guest room. Genny started on the chalkboard tree. Here’s the chalkboard tree in 2012. And 2013. This year, […]

Christmas card shadow box class

Wednesday I had the honor of hosting a Christmas card shadow box class for five young ladies and their Moms. We had a great time and they all finished at least one box. It was a lot of fun to walk them through the process. It was also fun to see how each one placed […]

cherry fudge truffles

I have a board on Pinterest that is just for truffle recipes. I pin other recipes there, too, that I think might work for truffles. This recipe for Cherry Fudge is one of those recipes. The picture on the web site was so inviting. They looked delicious. Here’s what I ended up with. Cherry […]

menu plan monday ~ november 3, 2014

We had a busy weekend with Christmas decorating and Christmas cooking going on. Our daughter-in-law came over on Sunday with the grands to help out. Our middle daughter and oldest grand-daughter put up the Three Kings Tree in the library. I made three kinds of truffles and enjoyed having the company. We also found a […]

two truffles dipped and done

Yesterday I made Peanut Butter Truffles and also dipped the Chocolate Cream Truffle centers that I made earlier this week. I had planned to freeze the Chocolate Cream centers and dip them in candy coating a few days before the party. But DH found a container of various truffles from last Christmas in the freezer […]