Goodbye Christmas

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. 
I had a wonderful Christmas. 

I am just now getting time to sit down and blog a little. Boy has it been busy around here. I did a lot of cooking. I wanted to do a figgy pudding but it just wasn’t going to happen. I managed to make a fig bread instead. 

I made many chocolate sweets and cookies, but what went over with everyone the best was dill pickle eggrolls. They were a hit and have been requested for next year. If you like fried pickles, you would like these. 

Christmas eve, my brother in law and his family stopped by for a little while and enjoyed the spread of sweets and goodies I had lined up. Later that night, we drove over the river and through the woods to mom and dads. We left with full bellies, blessed hearts and a sugar rush. 

Christmas morning we sat down for some sausage balls and coffee while we waited on our girl to wake up and run into the livingroom to see what Santa left her under the tree. (Did I mention shes 26?) She got pretty much everything she wanted. I never want that child like joy to ever go away, but I know one day she will be married with kids of her own. 
Me and Nick agree not to get each other Christmas gifts anymore. We wait and buy something for the house or something we both can use instead. But he always breaks the rules and something shows up for me from Santa. This year, as I walked over to the coffee bar, I see a brand new Yeti coffee mug waiting for me. I had mentioned wanting one of these and there it was. That little stinker!

My daughter got some handy tools and gadgets for Nick and got me some nice little gifts too. One of those gifts was a doughnut pan. She knew I wanted one. Her boyfriend got me a cute bacon plate from Mud Pie. It was all so nice. 

Later on Christmas day, we all headed over to my brother in laws for a nice Christmas dinner. There was a nine month old, a 3 year old and a 7 year old in the house. Boy was that fun. I learned how slime was made and all about Batman and Spiderman. I love to see excitement in children at Christmas. 

Today I had to head back to work. I missed being away from my family after all the fun times. 

Now our house shows no signs of Christmas as the tree and decorations are all put away until next year. I have to get the house ready for my New Years dinner now. 

Do you take your decorations down the day after Christmas or do you wait til January?

Dill pickle Egg Rolls.
1- 8 oz block - cream cheese
chopped dill pickles (a little or a lot)
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 tablespoon Dill weed
bacon bits (optional)

Mix all together
Fill egg roll wrappers 
Bake 400 for 15 minutes (flipping once if desired but not neccesarry) 


  1. slime making is the latest craze from what I hear

  2. How can you talk about pickle egg rolls without giving us the recipe?

  3. my grandson makes slime. lots of fun. Our family room is adorn with Christmas year round. we leave everything in place.

  4. Now we can be all excited about the new year.

  5. I TRY to keep the tree up till New Years Day but don't usually make it.

  6. Oh how funny - slime making, huh? Ha ha maybe you're going to post the directions on the blog some day? My decorations stay up until after Jan 6th, always. Happy New Year, Lisa!

  7. There is a rule, however unwritten, in agreements between husband and wife about gifts. It is not iron clad to the Hubby! Just sayin'.
    Love the entry the food looks absolutely delicious.
    Love from warm Florida!

  8. Sounds like you enjoyed Christmas as much as we did.
    Happy New Year.

  9. Oh gosh, my tree comes down Dec 26th, but I do put it up early (the day before Thanksgiving) so by Christmas I am ready for it to go. It sounds like you had a very lovely Christmas. Happy New Year!