In the HOME STRETCH
Dec. 25, 2011 7:38 pm
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011 4:53 pm
Thankfully, we were invited out this Christmas day... I made a dish to pass, took some l/o quick breads from last night - and called it GOOD! Today, I've been exhausted, but managed to keep my eyes open till now!
Last evening, however impromptu, was a huge success... As it turned out, I had plenty to share between neighbors and close friends alike... and STILL had stuff left to put out for guests. We sat, chatted, and "noshed" as many would call it, for what seemed
hours. Some of us exchanged gifts... I opted to wait until today to open them, as J and I were doing little for one another this year. I honestly was surprised not only that I had amassed so many goodies over the past month, but that there were so many left
come this morning! Thus, we still have some goodies to snack on when the mood hits.
Besides the breads and a myriad of cookies, I had made the candies which I liked in particular, but I also made my first ever cheese ball, which I thought was delectable, despite melding two recipes to make one! This time, I wrote down what went into it immediately,
rather than waiting till I have absolutely no CLUE! lol!
So, one last hurrah! for 2011... NY's eve and or day. Denise has chatted about wanting folk in for an afternoon soiree, but time will tell. She prepared the entire meal today for she, sister Terri, and their mom... Meanwhile, we found out last night that
a friend (close friend of Deni's) had apparently had another stroke... Donna is suffering stage 4 cancer. I'm suspecting that the outcome of this set back may influence the NY holiday. I for one, have become an old poop, and am certainly happy to stay home
(safe,) on the "eve," and maybe make a brunch as I did today on the first.
Today's was quite yummy actually, a dish often served at school when I lived in the U.K. "egg and bacon tart." Mine was made more like the ones I recall in those lost data banks of memory... rather than following the recipe to a tee. In a regular pie pan,
atop a store bought pie crust, the pan contained a full pkg of bacon, about 1/2 (maybe 2/3) cup of shredded sharp cheddar, and 4 eggs. Baked to perfection, though I'd hoped the cheese would be more melty... but what can a crazycook do? With half of the pie
gone, I certainly know what lunch will be tomorrow! Then I'll have to eat sawdust for 3 mths, to get my cholesterol back in order!
So come tomorrow, it will be back to the normal grind, with the exception of being home alone noon to 6pm. Time to begin cleaning floors, which have mostly been ignored for months (I hate to admit!) It is definately time to do more than vacuum the tile with
the shop vac! I think a fresh bucket of mop water per room/area will be called for... yes, they are THAT bad! Perhaps a room per day, by which time I'll begin over again!
What will the crazykitchen be up to tomorrow? NOT MUCH I would guess - except for the floor and rugs being cleaned! Doubt that I'll wash the rugs, but they will surely need a good shake, and then the vacuum!
So, be healthy, be happy, and be crazy... the year's almost over!