Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ready for a New Year!

I don't know how I feel about this year. It was a tough one. I lost my Gram and had lost my other grandma the summer before. Of course the surprising and tragic lost of Bandit was very tough. However we did get Putt-Putt the car, and Little Bandit. Also we took up disc golfing and found a great dog park. Now the prospect of the new year is very near. What am I hoping for? Once again to get engaged! And to move to a nice house with a big fenced yard!
Big Lobster filled in  for Hef for this years champagne toast.
Hef's dad and I couldn't eat both lobsters, which is fine because I got to make a Lobster Roll! I was being lazy and did not want to cut up the leftover meat so I used the food processer and made it more of a tuna salad consistency. Also my nice bakery hot dog roll went hard before I got around to making it so I used baguette. Its an easy recipe, see below:
Preheat oven to 400. Brush roll insides with melted butter. Let toast about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Mix lobster meat, mayo, celery, parsley, tabasco, green onion, and lemon juice, spread on roll. 
No measurements from me, I didn't use any! I make tuna salad all the time and eyeball it to taste, so have fun with it!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What a Christmas!

We had a great Christmas! Little Bandit got about a MILLION toys, I got a Wii! Hef's dad got pants that were too small, but really liked his other gifts. Shadow has a new best friend in her peanut butter rawhide candy cane, and Hef? Hef of course was spoiled to epic preportions.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Having a merry Christmas Eve!

Just a little sneak peek at our Christmas Eve supper. It is tradition for us to go to Red Lobster, but tonight I didn't feel like it and we really had to grocery shop anyway, and we found this 4.5lb treasure at the store! Next to him is a regular 1.3lb lobster and yes, they are in my turkey roasting pan. Hef's dad had to go back out and purchase a 20 qt. stock pot to hold the great lobster! We have a bottle of champagne chilling and plans of sauteed brussel sprouts as a side, can't wait!

Monday, December 12, 2011

We gotta brag!

Has anyone ever seen a made for tv production of Peter Pan starring Mary Martin as Peter Pan? Its on youtube if you want to see it. Its a musical and its live action. My grandma had a tape of it and I loved it when I was young, still do! Anyway Peter Pan sings a song called "I gotta brag" and thats the mood we are in. As of today I am finished christmas shopping! Woo! Everything is wrapped except the ones I have to mail out. The dogs went to the dog park today, and Bandit was off leash the whole time! She did get halfway across the bridge to the parking lot once, but came back. I had treats for her and another dog picked up on that and whenever I called Lil B, he came running too, so fun. We really get to brag today because we came home to a package from Shell May who we all love! She is so sweet to send something for everybun!
I am so excited about this frappe vino because it looks like it will make a wine slushie, I hope I can hold out until summer!

Thanks for the banana chips, Auntie Shell!

Shadow: Thanks for the cookies! Bandit: Why did we get cookies? Shadow: Because Mama is not the only nutter with a computer and sometimes that works out for us!
How is everybody else's holiday prep going? We aren't hosting our holiday party this year, someone else in the family wanted to so we can take it easy.
P.S. Shell this box is coming right back your way once I fill it up with new goodies!
P.P.S. I almost forgot to mention, the other night Hef was hanging out in my lap and Little Bandit was snoozing next to us on the couch. YEAH! It was awesome...until Hef peed on my new fleece and my late grandmothers blanket!