Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hello Again!! Finally!!

It has been so long since I have written a post, I don't even know where to begin. I am fine, just haven't had a free minute to breathe. Since I work at a grocery store, I have been working such long days. November - mid January is our busy busy time of the year as you can imagine. Most of my days are at least 14 hours long right now. Then it is try to cook and clean a little and spend as much time with my family as possible.

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?? I hope everyone had lots of food, family, and fun!!! We had a great day with tons of yummy food and got to see some family.

I have so much catching up to do. I don't think I've read a single blog since the very beginning of November. I can't wait to see how all of my blogging friends are and what you have all been up to. I can't wait to see what goodies you have all been making too.

I have tons of new Chandelier crystal ornaments for sale right now. They make really beautiful Christmas Tree ornaments!! I went to my MIL's house today, she just got finished decorating her tree. It was so beautiful. I will have to bring my camera next time I go for a visit. Her entire tree is decorated with gorgeous crystal ornaments and crystal garland. It is so sparly!! I have something new this year, Frosted Crystal Chandelier Ornaments. I haven't seen the frosted crystal anywhere else, and it is so so pretty. Especially for Christmas Tree decor.

I have a great recipe to share with you. It is the perfect use for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner leftovers. It is not exact measurements, just one of those recipes you have to kind of estimate.

Take some leftover turkey meat (about 1 cup) cut it up into small pieces. Do the same with about 1 cup of leftover stuffing. Mix into about 3-4 cups of leftover mashed potatoes. It works best if the potatoes have been refrigerated and are cold (so they are somewhat firm). Mix them all up with a little salt and pepper and add a little seasoned salt and a tiny bit of Adobo(you can substitute garlic powder, but only use a little dash) I also added a little smoked paprika and some seasoned salt, but you can add any spices you like and have available. Form into balls about 1.5" across. Drop into hot oil to fry until nicely golden brown all around. Try to wait until they cool down a little. Me and my kids ate the whole batch of these in only a few minutes. They are sooo good we couldn't stop eating them.

I wish I had some more photos to share with you. I haven't been out to take any cool pics. I am going to try and visit as many blogs as I can. I miss talking with all of you guys so much. I don't even have a Christmas Tree yet. It was snowing all night, but we barely got a dusting. I wish it was colder so we'd have accumulated more. I love it!!!

♥ Rebecca


Julie Harward said...

LONG TIME NO SEE...good to hear from you! Love the turkey ball idea...too much to catch you up on, you'll have to COME SAY HI :D Enjoy these Christmas days!

Pomona said...

We just have endless rain here - snow would be much mor fun!

Pomona x

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour! Welcome back, I've been looking forward to more posts. SOunds like you've been very busy, hope you had a good weekend!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour and welcome back to blogland. Time does have a way of sneaking up on us. Yoour crystal chandelier ornaments make gorgeous holday decorations.

homespun1 said...

well..I for one truly understand the retail seasonal mode. I too have had a time getting my blog caught up and catching up on others. Don't worry..people understand that this time of year is soooo busy...your frosty crystals are lovely.

Elyse said...


your chandelier crystals are so pretty!

hope you find some time to relax and enjoy.


maría cecilia said...

Hi Rebecca, welcome back!!! I was missing you a lot... so good you are o.k. and your long period of absence was a working matter. Your crystals are very beautiful, and the recipe is not for me, though, I don´t like cooking!!!
Muchos cariños and hope you have time to post more.
Maria Cecilia


Lovely crystals. Yummy recipe. I really like the look of your blog , the colors are perfect. Blessings!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Rebecca! I sure have been missing you. Just found you and then you went away!!! I know all about the gro. business. That was the business my hubby and FIL were in for most of their lives. I so love your new frosted crystals. I did my pink tree in clear ones last year and loved it!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

How in the world did I miss this post? I was just wondering if you had fallen off the face of the earth and come to find out you posted and I didn't know it! Glad to hear you're okay! Those crystals are really pretty!
Merry Christmas! ♥

maría cecilia said...

Dear Rebecca, I want to wish you a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS together with the ones you love, and may next year brings much happiness and Love,
Muchos cariños
Maria Cecilia

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

Love & Hugs

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Glad your holidays were joyful. Thanks for the deliciously sounding recipie. Those frosted crystals are just gorgeous.


Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year, New England Bloggers!

Our 1-year anniversary is coming up on January 27. To mark the occasion I am going to put up a Mr. Linky on the evening of Monday, January 25 in a post marking the occasion. If you'd like to write a post about living in New England, your favorite places to visit, funny stories and stereotypes, recipes, photos of our gorgeous landscape, anything, it would be great if you would link in. I'd also like a little idea of # of participants, if you could just send me a reply.
Since I don't have emails from everyone, I'm also leaving this message in your comments, sorry for the double-up.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Heeeello! Are you there? Are you okay? ♥