Did anyone else watch the lighting of the Rockfeller Tree last night?
Kelly and I were talking about it yesterday and how both of our boys can't stand Al Roker [i think he's a little cheesy myself]... but I think what was worse than Mr. Roker's cheesy-ness was when NBC had a bit of a little hiccup when they played the wrong music for Cherise [they played Boys II Men's music instead of hers] whoops! hello lip syncing! Oh well, its still a tradition that I can't help but watch every year. I understand things happen and everyone is entitled to a little mishap... but still - it's a little embarrassing!!
In other news ...
We have been fighting a little bit of a cold/bug around our house and getting lots of sleep in the past few days... i'm hoping we can kick it before the holidays get into the full swing starting on Friday:) I do have to admit though, although I work in a hospital - I may be the world's worse patient. I hate to take medicine - i would rather just tough things out but I don't have time to be sick right now so I have resorted to vitamin C, dayquil and lots of sleep. But to my defense I didn't realize I was being a bad patient until this convo I had with J:
J: You don't sound very good, are you keeping up on your meds
L: YES! [I was VERY proud of myself], I took some this morning thank you very much!
J: Well its 3:00 you should have already taken 3 rounds of meds at this point
L: I don't want to OD on meds... they are every 12 hour meds
J: No - those are your allergy meds that are 12 hours - Your supposed to take your cold meds every 4-6 hours
L: whoops - maybe that explains why i'm feeling worse as the day goes on
So needless to say - I have been MUCH better about keeping up on my medication and I'm starting to feel a little bit better!
I have to admit - I haven't been as great of staying up with the 12/14 Day blogger challenge - but I am participating in the days that I have a passion for.. and today's topic just happens to be one of them!
Day 9: Favorite Holiday Recipe
I absolutely LOVE getting together with my friends and family during the holiday - and I'm always looking for new recipes to bring -I hope Aly and Molly don't mind but I have a few to share today
this picture is much prettier than mine via
1 tube of crescent rolls
1 large wheel of brie
1 cup of chopped pecans
3 tablespoons of honey
sprite [or a clear soda]
lay out the crescent rolls - 4 crescent rolls in each square, and push them all together
place wheel of brie in the middle of one of the 4 squares of combined crescent rolls
drizzle brie with 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey [not an exact amount - just a drizzle] and 1/2 cup of pecans
and fold the crescent roll up around the brie - and then place the other square of crescent rolls on top sealing in any exposed brie
Bake the brie at 325 for 15 minutes and then remove from oven and add honey
and the rest of your pecans
and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove and transfer your brie onto another dish [you will have some honey that have baked on the bottom on the dish - as you can see from the picture above]
cut up your apples - and soak them in sprite [it helps prevent the apples from turning brown] and then surround the brie with your apples and serve.... the cheese will melt right out from your crust - and it is pure deliciousness! Enjoy!!!
While were on the topic of Brie...
Wheel of Brie with Topping
via - except picture almonds instead of walnuts and add dried cranberries - ha!
1 wheel of brie cheese
drizzle caramel over the brie
sprinkle with dried cranberries
and toasted slivered almonds
serve with water crackers
Crockpot Meatballs and Mini Wienies
I think this is one of those recipes that brings me back to my childhood - I remember all of my cousins and myself fishing for the last mini wienie at my grandma's on Christmas Eve.. but its also one of the most simple recipes that are always a hit a party
1 package of frozen meatballs [yes i totally cheat - some people are over achievers and make this simple recipe that much more difficult by making the meatballs!]
1 package of mini wienies
1 jar of chili sauce
1 small jar of grape jelly
Thaw meatballs. Add all ingredients into crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours until all ingredients are heated all the way through
Yes it sounds
Boursin Cheese and Pesto
This may be the most simple recipe to date
1 box of boursin cheese
1/4 cup of pesto
Top the boursin cheese with pesto and serve with pita chips
I feel like I make this dip all the time... but people request for the recipe all the time, or request for me to make it. I make it more "spinachy" than creamy
2 packages of frozen spinach
2 cups sour cream
1 cup mayo
1 small can of water chestnuts
1 package of dried vegetable soup [I use either Knorr's or Lipton]
1 diced yellow onion
Thaw out spinach and mix the remaining ingredients. Serve cold with pretzels, pita chips or veggies
I think that's plenty of recipes for one day [if your still with me!]... I can't wait to see yours - I love getting new ideas!
Head on over to Molly or Aly's blog and link up or check out other bloggers recipe ideas!