Thursday, December 30, 2010

wine bottle bags

  These wine bottle bags are made from the legs of little girls blue jeans.  They turned out so nice!  They will be listed in my eBay store soon, along with a bunch more that are in progress!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year

  After having only one day off this last weekend I am ready for the New Years weekend to get here.  Mostly because it will be a 3 day weekend for me.  Yay!  Also we will be celebrating Christmas late because Jolene and her husband spent Christmas with his side of the family.  So we postponed  our celebration until New Years weekend. 
  Since Gil is still home for another week yet.  He leaves on January 4 to go back out to California.  He will be starting his basic infantry training at Camp Pendelton.  Sad face!  Oh well I shouldn't complain because he got to be home for a whole month.  The reason being, he got recruiters assistant.  Which meant that he got to be here for a month instead of the 10 days new Marines usually get after boot-camp.  Happy face!
  So any way two more days of getting up at five thirty am, then I can sleep in for 3 days in a row. :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Key Lime Fudge Recipe

  The best gift I received this year at work was a recipe!  I love Key Lime Pie, so when a co-worker offered to share her recipe for Key Lime Fudge, I accepted the offer.  Not only did she give me a copy of the recipe, she also gave me some Fudge too!!  It was a refreshing change form the usual chocolate fudge. 
  I don't have any pictures to share because I haven't made any yet.  I am going to spend the New Years weekend with my daughter, and we plan to try the recipe together!  Since she does not like chocolate, I thought this would be a great recipe to share with her!
                                    Key Lime Fudge
  3 cups white baking pieces
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp finely shredded lime peel
2 tsp bottled Key lime juice (or regular lime juice)
1 cup chopped Macadamia nuts (toast if desired)
  Line a 9x9x2 pan with foil (butter foil & set aside)
Melt baking pieces in milk until smooth, stir in lime peel, lime juice & nuts.  Pour into foil lined pan.  Chill for 2 hours or until firm.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

peppermint crunch cookies

  If you love peppermint you will love these cookies!  They are crunchy on the outside while chewy on the inside. 
  2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup sweetened grated coconut
1 1/2 cups Andes peppermint crunch baking chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar until fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla extract.  Add baking soda, salt and then flour.  Mix completely.  Stir in oats, coconut, and Andes peppermint crunch baking chips.
  Measure out 2Tbs. for large or 1 Tbs. for small cookies.  Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet two inches apart.  press lightly.  Bake for 20 minutes for large cookies or 12-15 minutes for small cookies.  Do not over bake.  Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.  Yield approx.; 24 large cookies.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Tree

  Finally felt up to decorating the ole Christmas Tree this afternoon.  I had been sick since returning from Gil's Graduation.  Maybe I'm finally giving this nasty bug the boot!  Yay!!  Dug all of the Christmas decorations out of  the shed today.  Also my solar snowman lights too.  Had a hard time getting them charged today as the sun payed tag with the clouds all day.  However they are all working so they must have charged enough!!  They are so cute, I love them :)
  The only thing that didn't get put up were the outside lights.  So tomorrow we will have to work on getting those put up too.  Also have to get my Christmas presents finished for my hubby's bosses, as their Christmas party is on Tuesday the fourteenth!  Only three days away, yikes!  Time to get them finished before I run out of time!   Also need to make a new Tree skirt because I can't find mine anywhere!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Graduation Day

 The first words Gil said to me after the graduation ceremony were "Lets go"  He just wanted off base!!

Starbucks never tasted sooo good!!!

                                           Gil's first Real food  in 3 months, poor guy I made him wait
                                           until I took the pic to enjoy his first sip!