Wednesday, December 31, 2008


This is the best cheese ball ever. My grandma used to make it and now every time I make it I think of her and smile.

2 8oz bricks of cream cheese softened
3T Pimento spread (kraft) you get it by the velveeta cheese stuff
1T worchestershire
1/3 Cup dried onion (minced)
1tsp vinegar
3/4tsp mustard
1/4tsp garlic salt
1/4tsp Accent
1/2tsp Tabasco

1/2 Cup chopped nuts (I use peacans)

Mix all ingredients except nuts together
Refrigerate 1/2 hour
Form into ball and roll into nuts

I think this tastes best on WHEAT THINS..

this is after the kids got to it and decorated it with the wheat thins..

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

the annual party

My dad's side of the family has a Christmas party every year, I can remember when I was little and it was held in my uncle's basement...good times...We are a much larger family now and for the longest time it has been held at a church. In the "good-old-days" the matriarchs of the family did all of the preparing, cooking and organizing. Three or four years ago they fazed that duty on to the next generation, meaning me and my willing cousins. Jody, Corinne, Dana and Marianne did most of the work and I helped a little, they amaze me! It was a great party, we had lots of hot chocolate, a baked potato bar, lots of treats, Santa, a game in which we decorated our parents like Christmas trees and of course the all important pinata!
Ethan and Archer got to sit on Santa's lap, Ryder was sleeping, but he did get in on the pinata action later. Needless to say it was a great party.. Thanks everyone that prepared, attended and helped clean up.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008