Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Swag

Do you have Christmas swag? If not you should definitely spice up your door this holiday. I made door swag for the principal and vice principal at the school I am volunteering at. Door swag has not made it's way all the way up here to Canada eh, but it's popular on the coast in Mississippi. I decided to bring some Southern goodness to these wonderful ladies' office doors in the school.

Making wreaths are so- much fun and I really enjoy it! I am considering looking into selling my wreaths on Etsy?! If you would like some Holiday Swag just let me know & I can spice up your door.

Stove Top Italian Sausage Lasagna

One of our favorite dishes for dinner is the stove-top lasagna made with Italian sausage from Betty Crocker. We were 1st introduced to this dish back in January 2011 or so when Steven's sister, Christine and her husband came to visit us in Mississippi. They cooked us dinner one of the nights while visiting. We loved it & cook it often now. My fav. thing about this meal is that we always have left overs.
1 lb bilk Italian pork sausage (we use ground spicy Italian sausage)
1 medium onion, cut in half , sliced (1/2 cup)
1 jar  of chunky tomato pasta sauce (26-30oz)
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into thin small strips
We most often add orange & red bell peppers as well
3 cups of uncooked mini lasagna noodles or medium egg noodles (6oz)
2 1/2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
1 cup of shredded Italian-style cheese blend or mozzarella cheese (4oz)
You can add basil if you prefer
We do not use mushrooms though it's in the original recipe
1. In 12 inch skillet cook sausage & onion over medium-high hear, stirring often, until sausage is no longer pink... then drain.
2. Stir remaining ingredients expect for cheese and basil into sausage. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
3. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered until pasta is tender.
4. Top with cheese & bake in oven until cheese is melted.
Check out Betty Crocker for other great recipes!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Family Tradition

So it looks like we may be having a new tradition in our family... and that is having an American Thanksgiving in Canada. That means 2 Thanksgivings which is double the yummy-ness!
Here is a before photo of the turkey. I am sad to say that I forgot to take an after photo of our delicious turkey.
My hubs did a terrific job at cooking the turkey.
I am pleased to say that I didn't catch anything on fire, burn anything and everything was edible.. YAY me!
My Canadian family enjoying American Thanksgiving at our house.
A big thank you to Mrs. Judy & Mr. Rob and  Christine & Mike for our gifts.
We really enjoyed our first American Thanksgiving in Canada and think our family did too!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sneak Peak

Seasons greetings... Here is a sneak peek at photos my wonderful sister-in-law, Christine took for our Christmas card this year. Isn't she great at taking photos? We just love them! This is my favorite time of year, other than swim suit season of course. Have you gotten your Christmas cards all set yet?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Fever

How could I not have Christmas fever this year with seeing a white winter like this every day? Oh wait it's still technically Fall, but not to this girl. Every where I go & everything I see makes me just want to go crazy with Christmas decorations.
My 1st start with X-Mas decor begins with the front door of course! The silver wreath is our front door wreath. I still think it's missing a little something light blue, which I'll find & add later.  
This green, red & gold Christmas wreath is for family.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like...

Okay Okay so I know it's only the day after Halloween but with all this snow I am so ready to hear Christmas music and see lights on the houses. Emma & Boozer are enjoying the snow, especially Boozer. He just loves hopping around in it and as for Emma, well she is adapting.

Poor Emma gets mini snowballs stuck in the hair of her stubby legs.
Our first "snow" picture of our new home :) I just love saying the words "our home"!
Me & my hubby, Steven on our many walks for the dogs.... Does everyone walk their dogs at least 2-3 times a day or are our pooches just rotten?
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