Monday, December 23, 2013

TWTW - Last one before Santa busts in

HO HO HO MOFOS. Friday night was my work Christmas party. It was fun, festive, and full of beer. 
Saturday was much hausfrauing and making brownie batter dip and mini cheesecakes. 
The Mellor Christmas dinner at Dad & Carol's was an Italian feast with apps from the Italian Market, sausage, lobster ravioli in vodka sauce, and Carol made lasagna with fresh pasta and ricotta. Amazing! I was full all night. I only like fresh ricotta. I don't care for the ones you can buy in the dairy case. 
We had our nephews and Lori overnight on Saturday, and Lori and I hit DD, Target and PetSmart early. Then we went to Red Robin for lunch with my Mom, brothers, Aubrey and Nicole and it was glorious.
Guess what I found out? All seasons of Felicity are On Demand. So I did that and wrapped all the gifts. 

All of those things 
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Last day of work until January 2. Let's do this.

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20 comments:

  1. yay for holidays from work!! i'm supposed to be at work right now but T.O. has been hit with an ice storm so i'm using that as my excuse to stay off the roads. besides, people don't know how to treat an intersection when the traffic lights go out and i'm not about putting my safety last. work can suck it for today.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. Ho ho ho, MoFo! Enjoy your time off!

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  3. Yeah for all the family time! My favorite part of the holidays! BTW - I didn't try it, but I did buy some Ugly Pug beer as a gift...the pug on the label was cute though! Made me think of King Geege. Maybe he brews while you're at work?

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  4. I want those mini cheesecakes!

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  5. Looks like a fun weekend! The cheesecakes look great! Love the italian dinner! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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  6. Thank you for linking up!! Brownie Batter Dip!? Holy Moly! So yummy! :)

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  7. Can't wait for Christmas too! It's driving me crazy. Seems like you had a pretty fun weekend though. Happy holidays! New follower here :)

    xoxo
    ochibernadas.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanking JMJ and the universe for the balmy weather. Had a wonderful time this weekend! Lori and Debbie at the
    Crossings Vineyard and the Vault and then lunch with all of my chickens. Love x 50 million gazillion.
    I think everyone should be off for a solid 2 weeks. #INAPERFECTWORLD
    Buzzing around like a bee on 12-23! #RHYMING
    Love your MOMMA

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  9. Mmmmm I love Italian themed Christmas dinners! My mom makes something Italian every year or Pierogies to go with the ham and other usuals. Italian sausage mmmm. I think I will make some soon! I am intrigued by this brownie batter dip that you speak of. It looks amazing!!!

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  10. agree with you on fresh ricotta- it's the way to go. merriest of christmas to you!!!

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  11. Looks like a delicious weekend. Enjoy your holiday!

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  12. I had lobster ravioli this weekend too- my favorite! Can't get enough!

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  13. So the brownie batter dip is good?? I've been wondering about that recipe! I made the cookie dough dip once and hated it!

    Merry Christmas, my dear! Enjoy your time off!!

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  14. I love that first shot of the beer and Christmas tree! Where was that taken? I thought of you last night, we had Friendsgiving Take Two, and my friend Bridgette is very much into cooking as you are. She made lasagna with homemade noodles and homemade ricotta.. reminding me of something you would do! Carol's looks delicious!

    Glad you had a faboosh weekend! I lov me some Italian Christmas dinners!

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  15. That brownie batter dip looks amazing!

    Merry Christmas Eve-Eve :)

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  16. omg how cute are those mini cheesecakes?!

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  17. Love that first picture! And now I'm reminded that I have to take food to church for between services tomorrow night. May have to look into brownie batter dip.

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  18. The Italian feast looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. I love WB era dramas so I can't believe I haven't watched Felicity. But have you watched Everwood? I love it so much! Hmmm, don't know that I have had fresh ricotta but it sounds delightful. I wish I were Italian or at least had someone who wanted to give me an Italian Christmas feast!

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