Smoky Green-Chile-Cheddar Cheeseball with Mango Avocado Salsa
THIS is also not my photo, but I have made it. In fact, I made it for a party last weekend, and it was a hit. It's a hit everywhere I take it. Find the recipe here and SHARE SHARE SHARE! It has too much cream cheese in it to eat alone.
And here's how to use up all that Pumpkin Butter you have stored away:Go here for a quick, EASY Pumpkin Butter Meatballs appetizer recipe.
And now, for some
Husband and I have started making edible boxes of treats to give as gifts. It's our little way of cutting down on the "stuff" problem.
So, what's in the box?
The Advent Wreath
My mother-in-law made this for Husband when he was a working bachelor. It's made of bread dough, paint, and glitter, and we eat supper by its candlelight every night.
And if you don't trust yourself baking a wreath, this one looks easy enough to mimic. And very feng shui, I might add. Brings a little Zen technique to Christmas.
And now to share a few of my
Just thinking about
tHe CoLoR rEd:
found on this blog.
It's okay to wear things such as ROY G BIV reindeer protruding from breast pockets.
No idea where I found this hideous, stress-inducing photo!
And it's okay to answer that impulsive inkling within us that just wants a little tackiness sometimes. Is there anyone out there who didn't like the look of this as a child? If so, I'd love to hear all about it. I know of no one who dodged the gleeful ploys of colorful lights as child.
It's a time to think outside of the box and go all out, whatever that may mean to you. To some, it means clearing the daily schedule to volunteer at a soup kitchen or offering to lead the Christmas pageant -- with no teaching, theater, or child-care experience. To others, it means making a big purchase for a loved one or taking a nice family vacation. And to some, it means slaving over the stove to produce a glorious meal which people will talk, laugh, and commune over... and work off until Spring. And to some, it means covering their house and lawn in lights, simply because they loved it so much as a child.
Whatever it means, whether it's serving, buying, or even pampering yourself, the ultimate end to all of it is to be able to give back to the world. Which is the point.
And it's what I think all of you bloggers and blog-readers do. And I am thankful for you and all your efforts to bring beauty, art, and wisdom into the world.
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