Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Cooking and A Little Stitching

'Twas the night before Christmas, and I've been doing some cooking for the big Christmas dinner tomorrow.  We made some Southern Banana Pudding.  This is a new recipe to me.  One important thing I learned from my Mother-in-Law was never to tell a group right before a meal that you were trying a new recipe.  That is a sure bet that most people won't take a chance on it.  So I'll just tell you and hope it remains a secret until tomorrow evening.

The little pudding in the old jelly jar is for my Grandson, Daniel.  

We also made a new type of cookie this year.  These are called Hot Cocoa Cookies, and the recipe is on the back of the Jet Puffed Mallow Bits container.  These bits are something I haven't tried before either.

We also made the good old stand-by Toll House Cookies.

Here is another new dish. (I know...I'm taking a lot of chances here.)  This recipe is a knock off of Ruth Chris Sweet Potatoes, and I'm pretty excited about this one.  In a couple of days I will know whether these recipes are keepers or not.  If they are a hit, I'll share the recipes with you.  There will also be chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, green bean casserole, "green stuff", rolls, apple caramel pie, Velveeta/rotel dip and plenty of other things.

While taking a few breaks today, I finished another Road 66 hexagon.

Everything is prepared for tomorrow, and we are leaving for Christmas Eve service in awhile.

 Merry Christmas to all of my readers, followers and subscribers.   I appreciate each and every one of your visits.


  1. Wow, I want to come to dinner at your house!
    I'll be curious how your new recipes are received.
    That new hexie is another stunner!
    Sounds like you will be having a merry Christmas!

  2. Lots of yuminesss going on at your house. I am sure all the new recipes will be a big hit. You are smart not to tell them ahead of time. Merry Christmas!

  3. I didn't fussy cut my hexies (the fabrics didn't really lend to fussy cutting), but I can see from yours that the extra effort is really worth it!

    I can't wait to hear how those new recipes worked out.

    Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas!

  4. Chalk me up as another reader looking forward to hearing if the recipes were well-received - always looking for new sweet potato recipes here! Your hexies are so inspiring - thanks for sharing. Hope your Christmas is memorable!

  5. Wow-what time is dinner? I wonder if I can make it in time. I love the way your hexies are turning out - just beautiful. Merry Christmas!!

  6. Merry Christmas to you! I sure do hope you're able to share the recipes, especially the sweet potato recipe!

  7. Your food looks great! I've seen, but never made, banana pudding like that. Do let us know the hits of the meal.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. Unknown??? That's me here. Pat from FL and MI, LOL!

  9. I see your beautiful hexagons and I want to start some...I have fabric that I think would work great. What is another project among many right? LOL
    I would love to know about the sweet potatoes, as I love them and can't get enough.
    blessings, jill


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