Saturday, November 26

top 10 christmas songs

here are my classic all time fave christmas songs (& cracking on the boy bands either) that i can now openly admit to listening to & have been since mid-november...

  1. Joy to the World sung by anyone... I still get chills & teary eyed when this plays at christmas is Christmas without joy to the world on Christmas Eve service
  2. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays--N'Sync (who would have ever thought)
  3. 12 Days of Christmas--Bing Crosby & especially love if EJoye & I are doing the hand motions for this one
  4. Where Are You Christmas--Faith Hill
  5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas--Colbie Caillat (or Judy Garland)...means even more when my besties are so far away
  6. Oh Come All Ye Faithful--Nat King Cole
  7. Hark the Herald Angels Sing--Amy Grant
  8. Grown-Up Christmas List--Amy Grant
  9. All I Want for Christmas--Love Actually Soundtrack version
  10. Ho Ho Ho & A Bottle of Rum--Jimmy Buffett

Friday, November 25

cranberry fave

Clean and dry the cranberries. Mix cinnamon and sugar to your liking and use an amount that will be generous to cover all the cranberries. In another bowl stir an egg white until very frothy. (You usually do not need to use the whole egg white just enough to lightly wet them.) Mix with cinn and sugar and lay on wax paper to air dry........Enjoy (but make sure to put in the fridge when you aren't enjoying them)

Thursday, November 24

give thanks

my sweet things does it again...when you need your next cake, cupcakes, cookies, or more for a special event go get on Facebook and reach out to Kathi @ My Sweet Things...she always makes our special events even more special! 

Wednesday, November 23

green bean casserole

although not a guertin family food staple for thanksgiving, this was joe's request to have at the dinner table on thursday! 

green bean casserole
what you need....

1 can 98% reduced fat cream of mushroom soup

3/4 cup fat free milk
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 (9 oz. each) pkgs. frozen cut green beans, thawed*
1 1/3 cups french fried onions

what to do...mix soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 -qt. baking dish. stir in beans and 2/3 cup onions.  bake at 350°F for 30 min. or until hot. stir. top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. bake 5 min. until onions are golden.

Tuesday, November 22

home for the holidays

cannot wait to see my grandmother this week as well as the rest of the fam. wilson is by far the most excited to see percy (sorry mom) and i'm sure joe is ready to put his feet up as well. i hope everyone has an amazing thanksgiving as we are celebrating with my parents this year and the compton's too which always makes for a fun family get together.

let the holiday festivities will be 2012 before we know it! 

Monday, November 21

easy goat cheese appetizer

a patti bass favorite and easy recipe for a quick appetizer! 

goat cheese roll requires only three ingredients....goat cheese, toasted pecans, and fresh thyme. grind the pecans up very small and toast until golden. add fresh thyme (leaves only) and then roll the goat cheese either in small balls or in the log form that it comes in in the pecans and thyme.

pair this appetizer with some fresh salami or other meats. add pickled okra or small baby dills to create a great looking start to your next hostess moment! 

Sunday, November 20

it's official

i'm officially a grady hospital volunteer! cannot wait to go rock my first baby soon!

festive appeal

thanks to caroline, my blog now has a bit of a festive appeal! its officially time to start celebrating the holidays!