Cooking for Christmas!

One of my favorite things about Christmas is spending a day, a weekend and sometimes even a week cooking up stuff for the Holiday season. It has been a tradition in my family (as with a lot of families) for as long as I can remember. This year we have made, 21 1/4 dozen cheese, onion and bacon perogies (that’s 255 perogies), 6 1/2 dozen macaroons (78), and 6 1/2 dozen (78) ginger snaps.

I decided to post pictures and the recipe that my family has used for a long time. It was passed from my Aunt to my Mom years ago when my Mom and Dad got married. My father thinks it’s the recipe that his mother, passed down to my Aunt and that her mother most likely passed down to her so it’s been in the family for generations I think. I took the pictures so I’m not in any of them my Mom is. But since we made like 5 batches of dough I did to a lot of it myself too. READ MORE

3 more days…

Until December! It’s my favorite month besides July (summer and Birthday gifts, nothing can beat that!), I love the festive lights, the snow, candy cane hot chocolate , cinnamon, peppermint, holly and the smell of a fresh christmas tree!

I decorated my blog before I decorated the apartment. I couldn’t help it. I was looking for some inspiration and found this free theme and I love it! I figured I couldn’t have done better myself right now so why bother. Plus it features an adorable snowman. I love snowmen! I also added a math captcha, I was tired of sorting through the spam akismet stopped for the occasional legit comments that it caught. READ MORE

Where did November go?

Wow it’s almost over already. I can’t wait to put up our Christmas tree soon. I wanted to do it this weekend but I am going to visit my parents for American Thanksgiving. Odd I know. No one in my family is American (not immediate family anyways).  However our client at work deals with mostly US citizens and because of that made the decision to close our phone lines over American Thanksgiving . For those of you that do not know Canadian Thanksgiving  was Monday October 14th this year, it’s always the second Monday in October… Just a little Canadian tidbit  So anyways I guess I will have to wait till the week or the next weekend to put it up.

November really did go by fast, I spent half of it sick and at home so I suppose that’s partly why. I was doing so good in September and October money wise and got so much paid off. My last pay check was a measly $77 lol. Oh well. I saved $100 from the one before and got the bills paid for the month and Cory kinda picked up the rest. It’s gonna be a struggle to get Christmas shopping done. It’s times like this I wish I was more pro-active and had most of it done already. But I am such a procrastinator when it comes to Christmas shopping. I have always been one to wait and then rush the week before Christmas to get it all done on a limited budget. If I planned it better I would not feel so stressed about it. Every year I say I am going to start early and never do. READ MORE

What will the New Year bring?

In the span of 2 1/2 weeks I paid off my bankruptcy, got the internet back, lost my uncle and got pneumonia. So the end of October was a little bit hectic… so many ups and downs. All I can say is I am looking forward to Christmas and the New Year.

I got a call on the Tuesday my Uncle died as I was getting ready for work from my mom, I did not get to it in time and the voicemail picked up, it was her and she was sobbing and asked me to call her back. I called and she let me know my Uncle had passed away. He was 51. READ MORE