Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Is Over

I hope all of you had a good Christmas, Mine was quiet and peaceful, My daughter and I cooked and watched movies all day,got some calls from good friends and Skyped with my family in Italy. I didn't take any pictures this year mainly because I just forgot, and by the time I did remember it was late, There is always next year. So today I'm contemplating on taking my decorations down so I can start painting after the new year.That's going to be a job it it's own but I can't wait I'm definitely over the sage green, Can you guess what color I'm going to paint??? You get three guesses and the first two don't count.....(I'm trying to be funny) So if all goes as planed I will have new pictures to show off in the New Year. Stay warm and cozy on this cold day.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas to all.

I just wanted to post a quick Merry Christmas to all the blogger's and there families May you all be blessed with hope and happiness though the new year. I will be back Monday.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What I found at Goodwill

So I thought I would post what I found at goodwill today it's not much. I noticed that it was from Target at some point and time... How I missed them I have NO idea but none the less I thought is was cute and I had to have it for .99 cents and it goes with my decor.

Goodwill Wednesday

Wednesday mornings I take my daughter to work she has been working there for nine years, she started with a program at school for disabled teenagers she is a greeter as you walk in the store... I'm so proud of her. So I got off track of what I was going to say... Anyway I got the inside at good will... Let's see what I will find today..wish me luck.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas lights at night

This is my Home at night all lite up for Christmas....

My before and after

I was looking for a TV armoire  and they are so expensive that I thought I would look on craigslist. and guess what I found one for cheap but Boy was it ugly... but for  $40.00 what the heck.... So this is what I did to it. 
Joining Kristin for her Party
for Judy's winter blues party

This one's for you Bonnie

OK, I have to say It's pretty, But I'm already tired of the snow, I wanted to send this one out to my friend Bonnie that lives in FL. So say warm and have a great day....

Monday, December 20, 2010

Making cookies today

Today I'm going to start my Christmas cookies, If I don't do it today it will never get done. So have a wonderful day and stay warm...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The table is set

My sauce is cooking, the table is set ready for Sunday dinner. Now I can sit back a read all of the wonderful blogs out there and drink my coffee. Have a beautiful Sunday !!!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

SUNDAY DINNER-Gnocchi with Nonna's sauce

What you will need:                             
4 baking potatoes                                 

1 cup of flour                                                                  
one large egg                                                   
nutmeg a pinch                                                   
Bake the potatoes at 425,until tender about one hour
Cool  slightly, then halve and scoop the flesh into a ricer, press into bowl
add the egg,nutmeg,salt and pepper to taste
add the flour to make a dough,add more flour if it's sticky.
Gather the dough into a ball on a floured surface and divide into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into 12-inch-long 1/2-inch-thick log with your hands(kids like to do this part) Cut the logs into 1-inch pieces, Put on floured baking sheet until ready to cook.
For the sauce:
1 onion,2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, 4 cloves of garlic, hand full of basil and parsley  throw all of this into a food processor and chop finely, (this is the easy way to do this) Put 3 tablespoon's of olive oil and the veggies into the pot and cook until tender. meanwhile in another pan add 1/4pound each of ground chuck,ground pork(not sausage) and ground veal.cook until brown add 1cup of dry red wine and let evaporate.Now what I do is before I put the meat with the veggies,Is put the meat into the food processor and give it a spine two or three times around then add it, mix all together in the big pot add 2 large cans of tomato sauce and 1/2 small can of tomato paste,use the big can fill with water 1and a half times add to pot with 2 tablespoons of better than bouillon beef base, add salt and pepper to taste.Bring to a boil turn down to simmer cover and let cook of 1 to 2 hours, check and stirring a couple of time during the cook time.You can uncover 1 1/2 hours later to let some of the liquid evaporate.Your sauce is done. You can freeze the left over sauce for later.
Now you are ready to cook the gnocchi, Boil water with a little salt add gnocchi cook for one min after they float, cook about 3 more min. transfer with slotted spoon to the pot with sauce and gently stir over low heat. Serve with freshly grated pamigiano Reggiano.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Hello and good day....

Today I'm just checking in and saying Hello, Fridays are one of the busiest days of the week, and a week before Christmas it's crazy here. Tomorrow I will be posting a recipe for Sunday dinner hope you all come back to see what's it is.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Ever heard the phrase Good thinks happen to Good people.... Well Debbie I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of y heart for helping me I'm still leaning the ends an outs of the Blogging and I think it's going to be fun once I get going. Well for now I must go get ready to shovel my driveway big snow last night and My nail clients never cancel  they would come get there nails done even if there is a blizzard...LOL..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Home tour 2010

I thought I would show a few pictures of my home today, Still getting a feel for my blog and heck i don't even know if I doing this right... A friend is going t come over this weekend and help me. Thank the Lord.... So as I wait for Saturday to roll around.... enjoy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Good Morning Monday

It Monday morning and this is what I found.. Isn't it Beautiful. I think sense I am off today I will start baking my Christmas cookie, Doesn't that sound good? will return tonight and let everyone see. May you all have a great day.....

Sunday, December 12, 2010