Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sharing Morsels ~ Holiday Meals

Sharing Morsels ~ Holiday Meals

I shared that I had taken some time to just be with my family and other loved ones over the Christmas holiday time.

I did not take a rest from cooking or baking. I did plenty of that! Not the ordinary baking of candies, cookies, and goodies but cooking food for happy consumption!

Let me share the menu of just a couple of days:

Christmas Eve Menu

Shrimp Bisque


Crusty French Bread


Christmas Breakfast

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze

Bacon and Sausage

Hash brown Egg Cassserole (vegetarian, not vegan)

Orange juice


Coffee, tea

Irish coffee


Christmas Day with Family

Fiesta Cheesecake


St. Stephen’s Day Feast / Boxing Day



Mashed Potatoes

Green Bean Supreme

Dinner rolls


January 2nd

Clam Chowder

Bread Bowl



This was not necessarily a menu from the Low Fat section, but it was from the High Taste section!

All of the food was made from scratch (not the beverages). Although I usually share as many of the recipes as I can with you, I am only going to share the menu at this time, and a little about the new kitchen appliance / gadget that was a key player in the prep of most of the meals. The Hubs and I had been discussing getting an electric pressure cooker and looking at our options. Leave it to The Hubs to announce one morning, that as he had been working late one night, he went ahead and ordered an Electric Pressure Cooker (EPC) he had seen while watching late night television. Correction: He ordered 2; one for us and one for Daughter Number One and her fiancé. Although that may (or may) not have been my choice of EPC’s it is the one I own. I have made good use of it in the short time I have had it, and as I learn more I will most likely share more with you.

The time that we spent together and the meals we shared as a family – that’s what the holiday season is about. Those memories will last not just my lifetime, but my girls’ as well.





Posted by on January 12, 2016 in Uncategorized


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Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016!

Yes, I know we are a week in to 2016, but I have been on a break, as in:

  • taking a breather
  • taking time out
  • taking five (or ten)
  • coming up for air
  • pausing
  • taking a rest

The latter part of 2015 was especially taxing on me. Taking care of my daughter as she recovered from her injury was a part of it, but having lost a large number of friends and loved ones during the year took its toll over the holidays. I spent the holiday season spending as much time as I possibly could with my family. I cooked and baked family favorites and soaked up the time I had with my family.

One of the biggest realizations from 2015 is that we are not granted a tomorrow. I spent the holidays living my todays and making memories, not for myself, but for the people I love the most. If today is the last day they get to spend with me, I want the memories to be good ones.

Over the next few days (which might turn into a month) I will share some of the delicious recipes that I cooked for my family and some of the delightful memories we made together.

As for now, I will share a few habits I am adding to my world for this new year. I will get to my goals another day…these habits are much more immediately fulfilling.

  • No yelling in frustration or anger
  • Hug more (I’m aiming for 12 hugs a day)
  • Be Present
  • Be Grateful
  • Be Creative
  • Have Fun
  • Be Giving
  • Love

We have all heard that it takes 21 days to make a habit, and as it is only the 6th day it is still a work in progress. I am doing the best I can, and that is what is important.

I would love to know what habits you are adding to your life in 2016, or maybe some you are deleting. Next week we can talk about our goals for 2016! I for one, am very excited!

In closing, let me remind you to make the most of this day and every day – we are not granted tomorrow.

Tomorrow is promised to no one. ~ Clint Eastwood


Posted by on January 6, 2016 in Uncategorized


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