Happy Sunday everyone! Hard to believe we’ve had four days off … and they’re over already! Today was all about decorating for Christmas. The Husband and Nicholas got the tree yesterday and spent this morning outside putting up the garland on the fence and lights everywhere. I’ve always been big on lights, and luckily for me, The Husband goes along with it. No matter how many we have, it never seems to be enough, and more lights are already on my shopping list for this week. I’m not a big fan of the colored ones, especially since we put up a lot. I go for the plain white all the time. No Griswald house here. After dinner tonight, Nicholas and I spent some time decorating the tree. As with the outside decorations, I go for the twinkly lights. I’d sooner have a tree with just hundreds and hundreds of lights, and skip the decorations altogether.
The Husband made dinner tonight, satisfying some craving he’s apparently had for awhile. It’s a Cuban chicken dish, and if he knew how to spell it, I’d tell you what it was. Maybe The Sister-in-Law knows. He hasn’t had it since their grandmother died, and asked someone at work for the recipe, winging it after just getting a list of ingredients. I was impressed. It has potatoes, green olives, sofrito, garlic powder, tomato paste, chicken, adobo… and I think that’s it. Pollo something. ;) Cooks for an hour and a half, and smelled mad good. Any clues? Anyways, it was pretty darn tasty, and gave me a respite from the kitchen. After dinner, I made another batch of that Cranberry Conserve from Thanksgiving. So, so good. I way overbought cranberries this year, and will definitely be freezing some, but in the meantime, what’s your favorite cranberry recipe? I still have 2 bags to use up.
Alright folks, all for tonight. Tomorrow – Crate & Barrel love. Until then, the dog roundup.
A year ago today… more dogs.
First up is Kaji from A Transition to Vegan, getting spoiled with some yummy homemade dog treats:
A newcomer joins us this week – love the adorable mug! This is Spyro from A Real Epicurean:
And last, but not least, our Eli, on a trip to the park this weekend. Don’t forget to order your Eli 2007 desktop calendars. The below picture is just one of 13 in the calendar, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit a Bernese Mountain Dog rescue group. Just $7.50 includes shipping and handling … a perfect little stocking stuffer for that animal lover on your list. Drop me a line to place your order.