Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ornaments with the Grand Kids.....

I had some visitors come visit me... we took a fun train ride...with Santa

Popsickle sticks come in handy for making some cute children's crafts.....When the Grandcritters come to visit it is fun to have craft things for them to do!!!

Georgie

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas treats for the office...another garden treat!!!


Every year Brent needs a treat to bring into the office for the holidays...this is a easy one especially if you have stuff already done up from the garden. I took a 5 lb block of cream cheese and cut it longs ways... Only using about half of the block. Cut again on a diagonal as this gives you two sides for a Christmas tree shape. Use green onion stems for the trunk and a bell pepper cut into a star shape for the tree star. I like to use My Gardner Guy's tomato jam spread on the top and garnish with parsley....The truth is many kinds of spreads/ jams would work...I would love to try jalapeno. I love the color and taste though of a good tomato jam!!! Surround with the crackers of your choice and you have a very nice dessert, appetizer, office goodie.....they will like it!!!  Click on this link for a great tasty tomatoe jam....http://mygardnerguy.blogspot.com/search/label/Jam

Georgie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gardening and Christmas.....makes for fun family, friends, and neighbor gifts.....and My Gardner guy likes it!!!


What I love about Christmas and Gardening.....My Gardner Guy brings me home lots of stuff to use for gifts...Giving things made from the kitchen is fun, pleasing, and rewarding because you did it. So here are my neighbor gifts...waiting to be delivered in the Christmas spirit....

This year great wonderful Cantalope Marmalade....http://mygardnerguy.blogspot.com/2011/09/cantaloupe-marmalade-2-cantaloupes-2.html
just click on the above link for this very sweet treat.....




Monday, December 5, 2011

What's going on this Christmas....

Well we had a great Thanksgiving...computer down... as well as my new camera. I am having surgery Wednesday and will be down a spell. I am very behind in my blogging post as I wanted to get so much done before surgery. I will, I will, I will catch things up in my down time of 8 weeks or so....I do have a cute Christmas wrapping tip using brown packing paper  (butcher paper) or the paper bags you can get at most grocery stores....fresh pine tree sprigs, pine cones, and wrapping string. It's cute isn't it?

 What a simple idea to to with those paint swatches.....
Another cute idea to do with your scrap paper....and pretty ribbon....I love brown paper wrapping!!!

A pine-tree profile cut into gold tissue paper folds back to reveal a layer of silver tissue beneath


I Love cooking on Special Days, Thanksgiving is one of those DAYS...I have cooked many a Turkeys and tried a few different methods. I t...