Friday, January 1, 2010

Coming and Going...

It's hard to believe that the holidays have come and (almost) gone.

It was my intent to do at least a couple more blog posts on easy gifts from the kitchen, but alas, life got in the way. We left Georgia on the 18th to come home to Louisiana; between packing, unpacking, shopping, decorating, and spending time with family and friends, I felt like I did a fair amount of cooking, but the majority of it was old favorites.

Our son had requested three things while I was home--lasagna, sweet potato casserole, and bean pie. I managed to do all three, plus three kinds of fudge--the two microwaved versions I shared in December, plus the one from the marshmallow creme jar; Ro-tel cheese dip, cocktail smokies in sauce, and pigs-in-a-blanket--even homemade biscuits one morning.

Today we had the traditional black eyed peas and cabbage (black-eyed peas for luck, and cabbage for wealth, or so "they" say!), as well as a family tradition of Mexican cornbread (just 'cause it goes good with peas and with cabbage, too!) and all of the little finger food leftovers from last night and goodies left from Christmas.

Tomorrow I'm cooking a brisket, and coming next week I'll have a yummy review and a giveaway from Alouette cheese.

I'm looking forward to getting back to some simple, basic, healthy eating, how about you?

Hoping you and yours had a wonderful holiday, and best wishes from more blessings to come in the New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Charlene.. I wanted to pass along a blogging award to you, because of the wonderful things I find here at your blog.. I love to cook, eat, bake, do dishes by hand, even... So I wanted to let you know that you have an award waiting at if you choose to pick it up.. Thanks for inspiring us all with awesome ideas in the kitchen!