We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wow!  So where have I been all month? Well, I have graduated college with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a degree and Computer Engineering Technology.  I can't believe I finished.  I am so proud of myself and can't wait for the beginning of a new exciting chapter.

Here are some pictures of my Graduation:








The weekend after graduation was Christmas.  Which turned out to be an incredible Christmas.  It was relaxing, the food turned out amazing, and everyone had a blast.   We had a poached egg and bacon salad and butternut squash soup for a starter.  And then Turducken, broccoli casserole, macaroni and cheese, a sweet potato casserole.  And yes you read that right, a turducken.  We do a turducken every year for Christmas.  For those of you who don't know what a Turkucken is, it is a deboned turkey with a debone duck inside it with a deboned hen inside the duck.  Yes three different types of birds and it's amazing.  JT has gotten fast with deboning all those birds.  It only took him one night this time.  The first time he did it it took him 3 days, a bird a day.   We also stuff the three birds with shrimp and andouille sausage stuffing.  The stuffing gives everything a little bit of spice.   The duck does something wonderful to the turkey.  It makes it nice and moist.  Everything is better with duck fat.

Here are some pictures of Christmas dinner:

Poached egg and baco salad with yeast rolls

Butternut squash soup with pumpkin seeds and sour cream

Sewing up the Turducken


The wonderful layers of the Turducken


Of course some Champagne with dinner

And handsome husband

Luna begging


This week we have been relaxing, eating, and playing.  JT and Addison have this week off so we have been just enjoying spending family time together.  We have built a lot of Lego buildings, watched a lot of movies, and played a lot of video games.

Oh I forgot to mention that our Nespresso machine arrived early.  It arrived before Christmas so it did end up becoming JT's Christmas present.  We have been enjoying espressos and cappuccinos all week.  Addison has been frothing milk like crazy.




I also received a new sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, and some other kitchen stuff.  I will post soon about all of this.  The Godfather gave me a "SodaStream" for Christmas.  I am really excited about this.

I have a new cookbook "Ad Hoc" so I will be back to cooking like crazy.  Well, I need to get ready to go to a cookie party so talk to you guys soon.  I hope everyone is enjoying the rest of the year.  I hope to blog before the new year.
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