Friday, December 16, 2011


Tonight was our annual gingerbread house decorating party.  MK invited her seminary class.  There are tons of conflicts in December so we usually only get a few kids and this year was no exception.  But it was still a lot of fun. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

T'is the Season

Last night was our awesome ward Christmas party. There was caroling, Santa, treats and stories. But the best part was visiting with good friends:) I took Sharma Sleight's amazing Cranberry Salsa.

It's too good not to include the recipe:
1 12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
2 green onions
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 tsp. cumin
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or a blender. Let it sit overnight. Pour over cream cheese. Serve with wheat thins. Addictive.

I also made this fudge (sans the nuts):

Fantasy Fudge recipe

MK with her good friend Janessa:

Joined by Katie and Jesse. Only two of them got the tacky sweater memo.

Mikey and MK before tonight's stake dance:

I've decided to embrace the "simplify and reduce" motto of provident living by cutting way back on my Christmas decorations this year. In other words, I was too freakin' lazy to go all out and decorate downstairs too. I'm perfectly content with my main level:)