Sunday, December 9, 2012

Girl's Night Food and Drinks

Getting ready to plan my annual "girl's night" at my house.  I just love this one!  I get to see all of my besties at one time in a relaxing, fun environment! 
I am trying to get the menu figured out and here is what I've come up with so far:

  • Mexican Shrimp (Sheree said she'd bring-- it is AWESOME!) Not sure if this is the correct recipe- she is bringing me that too- I will share =)
  • Cheese Fondue I usually use white wine instead of Brandy 
  • Scallops - YUM!
  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
We will also have some desserts -not sure yet on that-
AND I will be making some winter/Christmastime cocktails!
  • I will try to recreate the "Jack Frost" Martini at Bar Louie
  • and some kind of coffee drinks...
SO fun!  I will post pics later! I just wanted to share some great recipes!  Hope you have a fun holiday season with friends and family!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Just finished up my holiday decorating.  Here are the results:
My mantle is done in mercury glass with red accents.  The photos are of my husband as a child with Santa, and one of my son with Santa.

This year we decided to place our tree down in the basement, aka hubby's man cave- and Josh got to set up his train this year too. Big Fun =)
Tried to use Deco Mesh this year- it's pretty easy to use, you just need matching pipe cleaners.  Just bunch it up at the top and attach to a branch.  Let it run down about a foot, bunch and attach again.  Continue down the tree.  Here is a how to video:
I think I need a little more practice and some wider Deco Mesh!