Hi There everyone….hope you are enjoying your Christmas Eve Festivities!!
Made some waffles this morning and there are still enough for Christmas day’s morning breakfast. Although one of the gifts I am giving the husband is a favorite of his. Lox and bagels with cream cheese, tomato and sliced onion. So I shall pack the package as soon as I get up and put it on the table. Knowing him, he will eat the lox and bagel first. The waffles will be a second thought later on in the day.
In this picture is my redecorated Christmas tree. I had it all decorated and the lights died on me. So I undecorated the tree. Bought some new lights and redecorated it. I tell ya, like I really needed to be bothered with that chore a second time. Good thing it is a small tree….but it looks nice. I am thinking that little impish elf in the center of the tree caused the problem. I never figured he was capable of doing such things, always thought he was a “nice” elf….but now I am beginning to wonder who really is the mischievous one here??? I shall have to watch him more closely.
For Christmas Eve dinner, I made a pork roast with homemade sauerkraut, potatoes and carrots a green bean casserole and cranberries. Oh and there is a no-bake cream cheese pie in the refrigerator. Can’t touch for a couple more hours, maybe by 9pm it will be set.
Does it not look like the yummiest pie you have ever seen???? It really was very simple and easy to make.
First make your crust OR easier yet….buy an already made graham cracker crust.
To 1 package of softened cream cheese, mix 1/2 cup of sugar (or less) to the cheese.
Add 1 cup of sour cream and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Next add 1 container (8 oz) thawed whipped cream topping. Fold together and spoon mixture over the crust. Chill for 4-5 hours to set and keep refrigerated. Garnish with your favorite fresh fruit or pie filling.
I did sprinkle some chocolate sprinkles just to pretty it up. Well, enjoy this pie if you happen to make it. I sure am hoping it tastes good….but while I was putting it together, it tasted pretty good. So this could be a winner for the day!!!
Well, time to close this blog…..can you believe, one more week left in 2014. Where did this year go????? I am not sure 2015 will be a good one for us….JP will be needing surgery, so we have to decide what direction we are to go. Medicare I guess will pay but I am not sure how our other bills will get paid as he has to be off work for a month, and then, will his job still be there for him when he goes back…..a lot of things to think about.
I shall have to keep looking up and believe that God has everything under control….but there are times, in my humanity….I can’t help but wonder, will He be there for me?
Cheers ~ Louise