Monthly Archives: December 2008

menu plan monday ~ december 29, 2008

Our older daughters are home over the holidays so I’m taking requests for the menu this week. 🙂 Monday BBQ pork steaks mashed potatoes green beans spinach salad corn Tuesday ~ Sunday School Christmas party at our house ham or turkey sandwiches chips / veggies / dip Wednesday chicken and noodles peas Thursday spaghetti rolls […]

buttercream frosting

Buttercream frosting is easy to make and delicious on cakes and cookies. I used it to frost the snowflake cake earlier this week and also frosted DH’s birthday cake with it today. The recipe I started with is here. In a nutshell, this is how I used that recipe. 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1/4 cup […]

happy birthday, my sweet

Today is DH’s birthday. I made his favorite…red cake. Used the leftover snowflakes from Monday night’s dessert to decorate the cake. DD put five candles on one side and four on the other to mark DH’s 54th birthday. “You HAVE to have candles!” Well, of coure you do! I used a butter cream frosting instead […]

the days following Christmas

Most of the days following Christmas are pretty quiet. Today was like that. TV, movies and a few games. DD received “Ticket to Ride” for Christmas and she played it with her sisters. Later in the day we all played. It was a lot of fun! While we played, Zak took a nearby nap. We […]

Christmas morning

The day has come and gone. Always makes me a little sad to see it end. But we had a good day, with the exception that DD#1 is not feeling well so she didn’t enjoy the morning festivities as much as she might have otherwise. Hopefully, she will be back to good health tomorrow. DH […]

almond bark snowflakes

The snowflake cake turned out beautifully. I initially tried white chocolate for the snowflakes, but it had a yellow tint to it, so I decided to use almond bark instead. Much whiter. I liked the way it looked. I googled < snowflake clip art > and copied the ones I liked into Print Shop, where […]

Christmas dinner with a house tour

Earlier this year, we donated a dinner for eight and a Christmas house tour to the local library’s annual fund-raising auction. Last night we were honored to host four couples for that dinner. Our guests enjoyed appetizers (mozzarella pearls, feta cheese, olives, cherry tomatoes, pickled red peppers and crackers with ranch dip) in the living […]

our grands

Basket babies Fresh from naptime… Big sister…little sister We’re looking forward to visiting them in January! ~~Rhonda

house concert with nathan, mark, and ross

As last year, the Nathan Clark George concert was wonderful! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening! Nathan was joined by his good friends Mark Stoffel (mandolin and the violin) and Ross Sermons (upright bass). The threat of possible icy weather kept some people away, though the ice didn’t materialize, and a few people called in their […]

Christmas around the house

Here are a few pictures of the decorations in the front hall, the living room and the dining room. We hang our stockings on the staircase in the front hall. Family members at our house on Christmas morning get a stocking. All are expected to provide some stocking stuffers for everyone else. Family members who […]