Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

There’s One In Every Crowd!

February 8th, 2012 No comments

You will absolutely laugh out loud at this video! It is hilarious.

 From  via You Tube

This is perhaps a little festive but definitely guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. I am the embarrassed angel in the middle with the gold tinsel halo. You can’t really miss my little sister with her humongous wings, she definitely steals the show. The person filming is baby Jesus’ mother…who amazingly managed to sleep all the way through!

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Christmas Dinner Roast

December 18th, 2011 2 comments


There is no better combination for a Christmas Roast then Horseradish and Roast Beef.
Plus, it is simple to prepare on a busy Christmas day. 

Recipe from FOOD & WINE



Horseradish-Crusted Roast Beef

To showcase deeply flavorful grass-fed beef, butcher-shop ownersJessica and Josh Applestone make a simple roast beef using any number of cuts, including rib loin (prime rib), top round or a tied sirloin tip. The roast—deliciously crusted with horseradish and black peppercorns—is perfect hot out of the oven, but it’s also amazing cold on a sandwich: Thinly slice the roast beef and serve it on white bread with horseradish mayonnaise and juicy tomatoes.

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 8 TO 10 


  • Ingredients
    1. One 6-pound sirloin tip roast, preferably grass-fed, tied
    2. 1/2 cup prepared horseradish
    3. 2 tablespoons kosher salt
    4. 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    5. 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
    6. 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
    7. 1 tablespoon sugar
    8. 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Set a rack in a large, deep roasting pan and place the beef roast on the rack.
  2. In a small bowl, blend the horseradish with the salt, Dijon mustard, chopped parsley, ground pepper, sugar and sherry vinegar to form a paste. Slather the paste all over the top and sides of the meat. Roast in the lower third of the oven for about 2 hours, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the roast registers 125°. Transfer the roast to a cutting board and let rest for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Discard the string and thinly slice the roast beef across the grain. Transfer the meat to a platter and serve.

SERVE WITH Chef Pete’s Garlicky Mashed Potatoes.

#OccupyChristmas – “Buy Nothing Day” Is Here!

November 3rd, 2011 1 comment

Ladies and Gentlemen, good Americans, mark you calendars!  Occupy Idiots have declared November 25th as “Buy Nothing Day.”  You do know what this means, don’t you?  It means that we normal folk can shop freely, without the distraction, stench and threat to personal safety created by the occupiers.

Also, there is talk that they will be sending bogus Jesuses and Santas into the malls to “meditate,” so warn your kids.

UPDATE:  Now that I think about it, does anyone really believe that these people will leave the rest of us alone as we shop?




Dreading the holiday season? The frantic rush and stress? The to-do lists and sales hype? The spiritless hours trapped in malls?

This year, why not gather together your loved ones and decide to do things differently? With the simplest of plans you can create a new rhythm, purpose and meaning for the holidays. Why not take the spirit of Buy Nothing Day and morph it into Buy Nothing Christmas?

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