Thursday, December 29, 2011

Check out this neat blog!

I just found an awesome blog, she is very creative.

Hungry Happenings

I love the NYE party horns on her other page!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas at the Funks!

Well, as I had mentioned, Kevin is working today, Christmas Day. So we celebrated yesterday. I cooked for 3 days, more if you count all the desserts!

Here are some pics form our day, we had some friends join us so I didn't have to take pics! I still have left overs if anyone is hungry!

A WHITE Christmas Eve and Christmas!!!  But, the snow is gone now....

Mom at the table.  Spy the Mickeys??!!

Semi buffet, semi on the table!  Too much food!

Even the pool table becomes a serving table!

Are you hungry?

Fixing plates!

Our stockings!

What treasures are in the stockings?

Notice the village in the background?  That is about 2/3's of my collection!  Gizmo has wreaked havoc on it this year!

My new knife set!  Yea, I can clean out all the OLD ones from 25-30 yrs ago!  Some were Mom's!

 The cats other gift, a Pirate ship!

 Ashley and Zack, our 'adopted' children.  Ashley loves penguins, Zack ~ Buzz!!!

 It's a nut cracker!!

Do you remember Ducktales?

 Tyler gets tools!

 Amelia, Grammie, Chris, Micah, and Conrad.

 The cats like the new 'home'!

 Love my new flip flops! 
 The family....

Conrad and Donna with Grammie!

We hope you and your family have had a blessed and lovely Christmas.

I also hope your Christmas was magical!


Friday, December 23, 2011

From our House to Yours, Merry Christmas

Life has been a little CRAZY around here, but we want to wish all you a VERY Merry Christmas! Doc is working Sunday, 24 hr shift, so we are celebrating Saturday.

I've been cooking up a storm. We will have a big feast ~ Prime Rib, Turkey Breast, Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Twice Baked Potatoes, Salad, Fruit, Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Cheese Pies, Pecan Pies, Fudge, Pumpkin Pie, and assorted cookies! Oh, I forgot the Chex Mix and Puppy Chow!

Here are some pics I haven't shared with you all!

 Tyler, Amelia, Carrie, Kevin, AJ, and our friend Dana embarking on the Dream!

 Some of my kitchen cabinets!

 Dining room buffet.

 I created this! One of the little ornament stands, a Mickey hat from a broken ornament, and my little Mickey ornaments :-)

 Baker's rack in dining room!


 Front Door.

 Kids with Grammie Lou.
 Doc hanging his stocking!

 Pirate night on the Cruise!



Merry Christmas to All and to All A Good Night,


Monday, December 19, 2011

Holly Cookies -

One of my Christmas Traditions is Holly Cookies.  They are incredibly easy to make, just need a helper.  They are beautiful looking and taste yummy!  Below is the link to my orginal blog about them, but I'm going to add some new pics!

Melt 1 stick butter, 30 large marshmallows

Sorry, forgot butter in pic!
When marshmallows melted, add 1/2 - 1 tsp Vanilla, stir, then add Green food coloring to your liking.

My makeshift double boiler!
Stir in 4 Cups of Cornflakes.   (pictures show a double batch!)

Stir gently to cover all flakes with mixture.
Use 2 teaspoons to drop clusters onto WAX paper.  Put 3 red hots on each cluster.  good job for a kiddo!

I keep a glass of warm water to dip spoons into between spoonfulls.  Keeps them from getting sticky!

Enjoy! We love them...