Merry Christmas and Much Thanks

This time of year is hectic at work, dangerous on the roads – (just trying to drive from A to B without getting whacked by a SUV driver with a phone plastered to their ear), the malls are wicked crazy and our Internet connection isn’t always top notch….which is why I haven’t been able to leave some of you comments. (Cause of the Internet connections – I keep getting the timed out page…grrrrrrr)

The “Can-You-Hear-Me-Now” guy and his company is definitely not on the ball.

I’d like to take this time to wish you all a happy Christmas and thank you for following my blog!

Thank you Marda for following :-)

To the Wandering Coyote over at Retorte for some of the best damn recipes we have ever prepared! Kitchen Goddess Coyote.

Doug ….who always has my back and checks in on me everyday .......

To Jo at Chez le Laquet! ... One of these days….we’ll make it across the Atlantic and party!

Laura at My Paris Cooking Notebook ...My French fix………

Girlichef a kick ass host on the I Heart Cooking Club.

To Joie de Vivre The first blog I followed.

Donna at My Tasty Treasures.... Comfort food

Janel recipes, crafts and great book reviews……

Dave at My Year on the Grill I love the template with the Elvis Asparagus!

Branch - coworker and professional photographer….

at Accountants Can Cook - if you haven't visited her site, you should, she has good recipes and great stories.

Velva at Tomatoes on the Vine who has a beautiful blog with lovely recipes.

Natalie at Nat's Baking in New York City ....

Monica Jane at Cucina Naturale

Karen over at Cooking with the Captain who is a new acquaintance of mine.

Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations

And Geraldine Sandoval

If I missed anyone, my apologies.

Ok, who wants a little cookbook?

With some time off work I am cleaning out recipe books (among other things which I have collected over the years). I thought I’d offer the ones scheduled to depart the household to you kind people (or anyone who comments, you don’t have to be a follower :-)

First to go off the shelves will be the thin volume of Sticky Steamed Puddings, published by Koneman. It’s very thin, only 64 pages total, and I found just three puddings that I would attempt to make. So it’s off to a new home or the break room at work.

The back of this booklet reads, “British people have long enjoyed a wide variety of baked or steamed cake-like desserts known as puddings. A good old-fashioned sticky or steamed pudding makes a wonderfully indulgent treat.” And blah blah blah…about impressing your family and friends…..

A winner will be announced December 29th ….just leave me a comment and tell me your favorite dessert. That’s it. Comment once a day if you’d like. I’ll count each one as an entry.

If I can not get online before Christmas have a great holiday. Stay safe, warm and happy!


Kim said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! Loved reading your comment about drinking champagne and looking at christmas lights :D I hope you all have a great christmas!!

Van said...

Merry Christmas to you! I hope 2010 is a year to remember (in a good way).

A Year on the Grill said...

Have a wonderful holiday...

With any luck, if all goes well my new favorite dessert will be a gran Marnier Souffle (making my first one tonight).

If things don't go well... honestly, when i get a chance, I prefer a cheese tray for dessert

Cathy said...

Merry Christmas my dear!! Thinking of you guys and looking forward to more biking adventures for you next year! xoxo - here's to 2010 - a fun-filled, happy year for all!

Janel said...

Happy Holidays! Here's to a fabulous 2010!!

Le laquet said...

Christmas Pudding, Christmas Pudding ... I have the Courvoisier laced double cream ready to be dolloped on top!!

Have a great Christmas you three ... here's to saving for crossing the Atlantic eh?!?!


Fresh Local and Best said...

Just popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Ofcourse dinner is all urs and i bring on my plate for dessert here....Merry Christmas and happy holidays......

Pierce said...

It's Christmas eve - only a few minutes until midnight.....I wanted to check on everyone and say Merry Christmas!

Thanks for the nice comments and I am enjoying hearing about your dessert choices - yum :-)

Wandering Coyote said...

Sorry I am so late getting to this post, Pierce. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a great year of recipes and food in 2010! You rock!

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