Monday, December 26, 2011

Post Christmas Report

Judging by the state of my kitchen and my bulging refrigerator alone, I'd say that Christmas was an unqualified  success! Now to deal with the aftermath, and begin making use of the leftovers. First on the agenda - a new recipe I'm trying for lemon turkey rice soup. Sounded good. After that an old favorite - turkey manicotti. Turkey sandwiches are good too. Too bad there is no dressing left, that goes well on turkey sandwiches. I made my first sausage stuffing yesterday, using chorizo. It was a hit! Spicy and tasty. I sauteed it with some onions and added it to the box of turkey stuffing. For the turky, I made a citrus-rosemary rub, which resulted in a very moist, very flavorful bird. I also made my cheese mashed potato casserole, green bean casserole, and pumpkin bread. I was going to make pumpkin pie, but since we forgot to pick up doughnuts for breakfast, I made a crumb coffee cake instead, but didn't realize it would consume all my sugar, so I'll probably make the pie today.

I spent little time on the computer yesterday, including my blog, hanging out with Sarah and Chris. We watched three movies - A Christmas Story (more than once, as it ran all day on TBS), Home Alone (which was running all day to) and It's a Wonderful Life. That never fails to bring tears to my eyes. 

Gifts were exchanged, and I did very well indeed! I received Season 1 of Darker Than Black, Black Butler Volume 4, Flipping Out Season 1, and the fourth book in the Game of Thrones series - A Feast of Crows.  Chris and Sarah each got blankets I crocheted. Their father came to dinner. It was a really good day. 

Today it's back to work - editing and writing and what not. Doing promotions.  

Speaking of promotions, I'm visiting my friend Michael Mandrake at his blog, Taboo Indeed. Stop by and say hello! I'm talking about Lawn Boy, among other things.

I hope everyone has had and is having wonderful holidays, filled with love and warmth and good cheer! If only people would put forth the effort to get along all year as they do at Christmas!

Until next time, take care!

♥ Julie


  1. still need 2 read/watch black butler

  2. Sounds like you had a great Christmas. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my leftover ham. And why have I not heard of Black Butler?!

  3. Roro, you should, it's amazing and Sebastian is hot!

    Lan - It's an awesome manga and anime both, and I've seen some amazing cosplayers at the conventions who play Sebastian! He's one hell of a butler and very easy on the eyes!

  4. We had a good Christmas, unfortunately my husband and I have a bad cold.

    I'm glad you had a great Christmas, happy New Year!