Monday, December 11, 2017

Abbey Choir and pineapples

In my Etsy searches, I found these pineapple sweater brooches. Santa are you listening?

I went pineapple crazy in a post on last year's countdown here.
This year it is-

Pineapple Cookies

Mix together
1 cup shortening (Crisco)
a dollop of sour cream
1-1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
Add in
3-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Mix again, then
stir in
1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Chill batter for one hour. Drop rounded teaspoonful 2" apart on cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

What I'm listening to:

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Growing Up and Going Gaither

Church was a big part of my life growing up. Every year there were Christmas pageants. Here I am at 2 years old, I am the smallest one in the red dress, my mother standing directly behind me. I'm always looking askance in these photos like everyone must be gangsters or something.

 Another group from the Sunday School 1961 series
If you attended Sunday School, what are your memories?
What I'm listening to:

I really enjoyed this recording, esp. the new songs to me, must be my Pentecostal leanings.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Punk and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Another Tami Family Tradition - homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake.

I think the secret ingredient is the cream cheese. 

My page views take a pounding on these Countdowns, it is partially the time of year and who knows what else, but I so enjoy putting together these posts (some more fleshed out than others). Hope you enjoy my little missives during this holiday season!

Snowball tree?

What I'm listening to from 2003
And what a find! I love stuff like this, a different take on Christmas. This is one of my fav new-to-me CDs I have listened to so far.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Annalee Mobilee spree

Each year I discover new Annalees, mainly as images through Here are my Annalee posts from years past 2016, 2015, 2014.

A virtual spree of Annalee!

What I'm listening to:

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pokemon and Pets

SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) thrift is one of the places I frequent. The volunteers compose seasonal displays with thrifted donations. 
The extraordinary part of this image is the three snowmen reflected in the window. 

What I'm listening to:

Do you give your pets presents at Christmas?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Family Tradition and Holiday Horror Movies

Time to share one of my family's traditions during my childhood. This rumbudding with sauce was served every year at Christmas.

Who knew there were holiday horror movies? I stumbled onto a list at I've got that article bookmarked so I might watch a couple just for kicks and giggles. 

What I'm listening to - I have always been a Kellie Pickler fan.