We are a "snacky" kind of family, so we have lots of food to snack on during the afternoon and evening. Olive balls, cherry cheesecake cheeseball with vanilla wafers, sugar cookies, cream cheese mints and chocolate chip cookies.
A veggie tray, olive stuffed celery (a must at all of our get togethers, and Bugles and Bugle dip. Never heard of Bugle dip? It's my grandma's recipe. It's just a block of softened cream cheese, about 1 tablespoon of minced onion, 2 tablespoons of mayo, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce. Mix and refrigerate a couple of hours before serving. Delicious! We also had ham, green beans, potatoes, cinnamon apples, mac-n-cheese, etc..
My niece is very color co-ordinated. I gave her the aqua Club aluminum dutch oven that she has been wanting. She loves vintage cookware.
She also loves this "vintage" ugly dinnerware with butterflies on it. I remember looking at that set when I was first engaged in the 1970's. I had gold appliances in our home and thought it might match. I ended up going with something else. Between me and her mom, we were able to find almost the entire set.
My niece is also quite the seamstress and made me and her mom these adorable aprons!
"I want a new box grater" That's all my sister would say when you asked her what she wanted for Christmas! I found this teeny-tiny one at a cooking specialty store and knew I had to get it for her! I also got her the full size one too!
Yngwie, who is all about fishing, was very happy with his new reel!
This is a particularly great photo of me and my Dad! LOL!!! He is also making "bunny ears" over my head. Wonder where I get my warped sense of humor?? I am so blessed to still have my Dad with me.
Hope everyone enjoys this last weekend of 2012. I tell you I am looking forward to the New Year. I will be taking the rest of my Christmas stuff down this weekend and trying to get my house back in order.