Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's official - with a recipe!

The Christmas season is upon us.  The Little One made  the first batch of Christmas cookies today but I doubt that they last the night - when homemade cookies are made they barely have a chance to cool down before they're half gone.

In the meantime, I'm left wondering who will wipe up the dusting of flour that seems to have magically covered the kitchen like a dusting of snow.

From such a simple cookie, there is a mountain of dishes in the sink.  I wonder if Little One will wash them.

Yummy with homemade vanilla sugar

All the left over turkey sitting in the fridge and no one eating it.  I can't stand for food to be wasted.  I mean, I cooked an 18 pound turkey and was asked why I didn't get a bigger one.  So I took it upon myself to not allow the turkey to sit there, all alone, in the fridge just waiting to be eaten.

I call it Cathy's Cassoulet
4 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed well
1 onion chopped
2 large garlic cloves
1/2 cup green pepper
1 handful of dried cherry tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
1 sliced kielbasa
2 cups left over turkey
2 ribs celery

Mix will and cook in crockpot on low 6-8 hours.  Serve over hot rice.

I like mine a little spicier so I topped mine off with a few drops of hot sauce.

Hubby and "his" dog.  I swear this dog get more attention than I do!  It's not fair, I tell you.  Taz just jumps up on the couch and automatically everyone is petting him and playing with him.  Ok, so I don't jump on the couch but I plop down on it - no one pets me.  Not fair at all.
But then again, it's damn hard to compete with something this cute.

Christmas Countdown


Andrew said...

I may give your recipe a try Cathie... it sounds delicious.

floweringmama said...

Hey Andrew - trust me... it is!

Jean said...

I love the photos of your Hubby with his cute friend. Who rules who? Hehe!

Out on the prairie said...

I would wash all the dishes just for a plate of your cookies, I am sure you have that special touch when making them.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Those cookies look yummy - it's not looking like we'll be doing cookies/baking this holiday - too much else going on. Guess that's ok - not many get eaten. My boys aren't big sweet eaters - they like them out of the oven, then they sit. Sweet little doggie....I can see why he gets a lot of attention. Too cute! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Corine said...

YuM! :D Thanks so much for taking the time to share your recipe! :)

PS. Darn dog! Oh, how it stinks to have competition! ;o lol

Corine :D

Jenny Woolf said...

What an insanely cute puppy! oh my goodness. I was hoping your recipe was for the cookies. I have people coming over tomorrow for tea and can't think what to make ... well back to the recipe books...

molly b. said...

Looks delish sis!

Anonymous said...

Wish I could hire you to do some baking for me this year. I have about 20 that I plan to make cookies for - bought the gift bags today that fit over a plate of cookies and tie. I still like the delicious walnut cookies I made when you were visiting once, but you can't beat sugar cookies. Mom

floweringmama said...

Yeah, you need to send me that recipe mom. You would NOT have to "hire" me, good grief. If you can wait until the weekend after I'm finished with school, I may be able to come in and do all the baking!

Leann said...

Hi Cathy

Our kitchen will have the perpetual dusting of flour this month. How fun to share it with children!