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Monday, December 20, 2010

Almost Christmas

Fog on the Dike

Hello all...I wanted to post this photo my husband took with my old camera last week. I wish I could say I took it but I was home working on Persona designs while he enjoyed the last day of hunting season.  The iGoogle theme is available, too and called Early Morning Fog by MaDonna.

We did our Christmas decorating over the week end. Instead of lots of tinsel and shiny things we chose to do a more natural look. So we went out and cut holly, western red cedar, Alaska yellow cedar, noble fir and pine boughs from our trees. We put them on the hearth and coffee table. The smell is wonderful and all the little cones on the boughs are so pretty. I had some left over boughs, so I filled a big clear glass vase with greenery for the dining room table and a smaller clear glass vase for the kitchen table where all the food will be. Of course we put up some of the old standards, mainly items my wonderful Mother made over the years. So we are pretty much ready for Christmas Eve. That will be our main celebration this year. All three of our children, and 6 out of the 7 grand kids will be here. One grandson can't get too far from home as his son is due any day and may even be here by Christmas.  One great grandson will be joining us on his very first Christmas. The food is figured out. We don't cook a big Christmas eve dinner, so a lot of snacking is in order. My daughter is making her super potato salad that my Mom taught her how to make. We will have sandwich makings and I HAVE to cook the chicken wings! The kids and grandsons love them so I will make 10# again this year. I thought I might share the recipe with you. This recipe is for 3# as most people won't want 10#!

3# chicken wing pieces placed singly in large cookie pans with sides
(I use jelly roll pans)

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder

Heat the above just until steaming and pour over the chicken wings. 

Cook at 300 to 325 degrees for 3 hours. Turn 3 times.

The kids usually take turns turning them as it takes me quite awhile to turn 10#.

If you decide to make them, let me know how you like them.

I want to wish you all a wonderful, happy Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate. Take time to write or phone loved ones that can't share the holiday with you. You never know if they will be around next Christmas or not. My wonderful husband turned 75 last week and I will be 72 in a few months so at our ages we want to let our family know how proud we are of them and how very much we love each and every one of them.

I also want to thank all the people that are using my designs and have written to tell me how much they enjoy them.  Thank you.

And to all a good night!

1 comment:

  1. Hello MaDonna! I just discovered your blog while looking for a new persona. Ever since I started using personas, yours have been my most favorite! Right now I'm using Homestyle Christmas, but I've changed it many times because you just have so many great ones to choose from. Thanks for making me smile every time I turn on my computer!
    Happy New Year!