Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Poinsettia

Thank goodness we don't have to do Christmas trees anymore. Just the two of us celebrate Christmas here at the house, then several days afterwards we go to visit the kids and have a second Christmas. Stay for New Years, so we can baby-sit our grandson.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Amaryllis potted in a Santa Cookie Jar. Received from Roger and Ann.
Just started a few days ago. More pictures as it grows!
Merry Christmas to All!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Potato Gratin

2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 cups heavy cream
2 garlic cloves, split
1/2 teaspoon Ground Savory
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus more for
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Butter, Extra Cheese, for topping

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients, except topping, tossing to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Put the potato mixture into a casserole dish, flatten it out with a spatula, sprinkle with extra cheese, dot with pats of butter and bake for 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the gratin is bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh chives.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Saturday, December 08, 2007

My Books for November

'Wife for Hire' Janet Evanovich Nov-07
'Raisins and Almonds' Kerry Greenwood Nov-07 A Phryne Fisher Mystery
'Miracle on Christmas Eve' Shirley Jump Nov-07
'Code of Conduct' Kristine Smith Nov-07 Science Fiction
'The Old Mermaids Tale' Kathleen Valentine Nov-07 Good Book. Grows on you

Friday, December 07, 2007

November Library Books

'Truck: A Love Story' Michael Perry November-07 Good
'Pleasantville' Tobey McGuire November-07 DVD
'Darkness Falls' Kyle Mills November-07
'Empire of Ivory Naomi' Novik November-07 page 49 - don't try to read anymore of these!
'Bath Tangle' Georgette Heyer November-07
'Momzillas''Jill Kargman November-07
'Bridge of Sighs' Richard Russo November-07 Page 255. HoHum..liked the noonan storyline.
'How Starbucks Saved My Life' Michael Gates Gill November-07
'Sweet Revenge' Diane Mott Davidson November-07
'Lottery' Patricia Wood November-07 IQ 76 - good
'Lady Susan' Jane Austen November-07 from 'Jane Austen: The Complete Novels'
'The Astronaut's Wife' Johnny Depp November-07 VHS Charlize Theron
'Captive of My Desires' Johanna Lindsey November-07
'Sage-ing While Age-ing' Shirley MacLaine November-07 Too much Mysticism. What a nutcase!
'Above the Thunder' Renee Manfredi November-07
'To Tempt a Rogue' Connie Mason November-07
'Vineyard Deceit' Philip R. Craig November-07
'Venetia' Georgette Heyer November-07
'Heart of Honor' Kat Martin November-07
'Good Dog. Stay' Anna Quindlen November-07
"I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You" Ally Carter November-07
'The Gift' Richard Paul Evans November-07
'Them' Nathan McCall November-07 Good. Racial relations. Might be good for discussion group
'The Ghost' Robert Harris November-07