Monthly Archives: December 2011

Change in Plans

Yesterday, while gathering up the menu cards from previous New Years Eve dinners, I found the missing 2009 cards  – stuck between ’95 and ’96.  Much to my dismay I discovered that the Salmon in puff pastry and the poached … Continue reading

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New Years Eve Menu Selection

Every New Years Eve George and I host a formal dinner party.  Sometimes we invite friends, sometimes it is just for the family.  We always dress up for this event and only the very best china, glassware and silver is … Continue reading

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The Day After

Today is the day after Christmas; the second biggest shopping day of the year.  I vowed I would not step foot in a store today.  You know what they say about the best intentions.  In all honesty it wasn’t my … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

The day is finally here and almost over.  We had a wonderful Christmas here at the Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast.  Following our family traditions we opened stocking presents, took a break for home-made stollen and then opened the presents under the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve is Here!

I can’t believe it is Christmas Eve!  Everything is done.  The stollen has been baked and frosted.  We have been to Christmas Eve Mass to celebrate the birth of Jesus – the real reason for the season.  Tonight we went to 5 o’clock Mass.  Our … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown T Minus 2 days

December 23rd and the cookies are done!  43 dozen cookies in all.  My son Sean helped me frost the anise and gingerbread cookies.  I told him I would recognize him in my blog.  He said “Mom, I’m not in it … Continue reading

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Christmas Countsown – 3 Days Remainining

Ok, we’re really in the home stretch.  Today I rolled, cut out and baked over 11 dozen anise cookies as well as a dozen chocolate chip for arriving guests.  Sean and I went on  the hunt for the elusive Jackalope, … Continue reading

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