Friday, December 31, 2010


Party Time Meat Balls
16 ounce can of jellied cranberry sauce
12 ounce bottle chili sauce
2 pound bag of frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail size meatballs (I use the store bought meatballs but you can make your own)

Combine chili sauce and jellied cranberry sauce in a large saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth and well blended.   Place meatballs in crockpot, pouring sauce mixture over them.  Place cover on crock pot and cook for 3-4 hours on high.   Don't worry if you have some left over....they are good warmed up. 


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sing Noel Sing Hallelujah

Jesus Born on This Day


Cranberry Molded Salad
6 ounce box of raspberry Jell-O (sugar-free works fine)
1 cup boiling water
1 can whole cranberry sauce
16 ounce can crushed pineapple (not drained)
chopped walnuts (optional)
12 ounce container whipped cream cheese
small carton heavy whipping cream
In a large bowl mix Jell-O powder with boiling water until dissolved.
Add whole cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple and walnuts.  Mix well and then pour into a 9 x 13 pan or deep casserole dish.  Chill until firm.

Whip one cup heavy whipping cream until thickened and then mix in container of whipped cream cheese.  Spread over top of chilled Jell-O mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus


Sweet Dreams
½ pound butter
1½ cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounce package chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
powdered sugar
Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl.  Add brown sugar and egg, beat well.  In a smaller bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger.  Combine with butter mixture and mix in vanilla. Fold in chocolate ships and walnuts.  Chill for several hours.
Form dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in powdered sugar.  Place each dough ball on cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes approximately 6 dozen cookies.
NOTE: dough can be frozen and brought to room temperature as needed.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Animals of YouTube sing "Deck the Halls"


Potluck Potato Casserole
2 pound bag frozen hash-brown potatoes, partially thawed
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup melted butter
salt & pepper
½ cup onion chopped
1 pint sour cream
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed corn flakes
¼ cup melted butter
Mix all except topping ingredients.  Put into a buttered 9 x 13 baking pan.  Mix crushed corn flakes with melted butter and sprinkle on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A GIGGLE with the GOATS Jingle Bells Holiday Performance

DECEMBER 7, 1941

Sunday morning December 7, 1941 was sunny and bright in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when out of the sky came the enemy flying towards thousands of unsuspecting people.  353 planes launched from 6 Japanese aircraft carriers flew over the city that fateful morning.

Before the day was over over 2,000 military personnel were killed and over 1,200 were wounded.   Also killed were 57 civilians with 35 wounded.  The Japanese planes caused horrible destruction to the U.S fleet of ships.

The next day the United States declared war on Japan and life in the United States changed for thousands of people.   Men started lining up at their local draft offices and as they headed off to basic training, the women were left alone to manage their homes and families.  And left to work jobs that had previously been held by their men.  

Will the story of Pearl Harbor be on the front page of our local newspapers today? Will teachers in the classrooms across the country tell their students of this day?    I hope it's on the front page and I hope that teachers tell the story to their young students.......but I doubt that will happen.

As President Franklin D Roosevelt said "December 7th, a date which will live in infamy."  And so it should!                                                                                   

Friday, December 3, 2010


4 cups flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup shortening
2 eggs
1 ¾ cups orange juice
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
2 cups chopped cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder & baking soda.  Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  In a separate bowl beat together the eggs, orange juice & orange peel. Mix until blended.  Stir into the flour mixture until flour is moistened.  Gently stir in the cranberries and walnuts.  Spoon batter into two greased & floured loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.  After baking, cool on wire racks for 15 minutes, then remove from pans to continue cooling.

You can also bake this in the smaller loaf pans for giving as gifts, etc before or during the holidays (just adjust baking time for the smaller pan).  This bread, tightly wrapped freezes well for several months.