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Well, I must be behind in the advancements of really cool things pertaining to fast food. Went to Chic Filet today and noticed that they had these really cool ketchup containers. I usually forgo ketchup if i’m in my car. Why? Well for one thing, it’s messy, and there is nothing to put it in for dipping. Today, my dillema was solved!!! I know,  you must be thinking to yourself;  “Ok…this chick gets excited over ketchup dippers?”  well, it is the small things right??? Actually I just think it’s a pretty cool idea. Of course, I’ve not seen them in other restauraunts, so i’m thinking that they are expensive for Heinz to make them, so they have to up the anty to the merchant who purchases them, so in today’s economy, most of the fast food chains just can’t splurge on an item like this. Chic Filet can though! They are rollin in the dough (at least in Delaware it seems..every time I go by one, the drive-thru is jamming), so they are on the bandwagon with these new ketchup dippers. Now i’m waiting for the day when you have to ask for them when you order your meal, because, well,  people like to think they are entitled to inordinate amounts of these things for their own personal use, and thus, the honest, frugal, thoughtful of others, people will have to suffer.

Just in case you were interested, here is the press release about the dippers, they were released in February 2011. Who knew???

http://www.heinz.com/our-company/press-room/press-releases/press-release.aspx?ndmConfigId=1012072&newsId=20110228006276

So to continue on from my “Christmas Dinner” post; The roast came out perfectly, as well as the yorkshire pudding. My parent’s, Mike’s Mom, Mike, Caitlyn and I enjoyed the dinner very much. My Mom brought greek green beans, and German potato salad as sides. Then we had apple pie with vanilla ice-cream and Vermont sharp white cheddar cheese slices for dessert.

We all exchanged gifts, and Caitlyn was very pleased with her gifts; Hard to please a tween sometimes! 😀 We really had a very blessed Christmas this year. I hope you all did too.

 

 

 

 


 

Christmas morning has come and gone..gifts we’re opened..Hubby fell back asleep, Caitlyn is playing her new Nintendo DS game, and now I begin to prepare our Christmas feast.

I had already decided I wanted a beef roast for dinner. I decided a standing rib roast would be soooo delicious, and will pair it with Yorkshire Pudding (haven’t had it since I was a kid!), and brown gravy.

So the other day I was surfing the Internet on how to cook a standing rib roast, and found this very informative site: Whats Cooking America (even included the yorkshire pudding and gravy recipes..Yay I don’t have to jump around to different sites for my other recipes..I love convenience!)

Aside from the page just covering rib roasts (including info on the knife to use and how to carve it!), the site has also has a vast amount of recipes with easy to follow instructions. I am  also going to make the sour cream horseradish sauce mentioned as well.

My mouth is watering as I write this!! Check back later to see how it turned out!

Before I head out for the night and start my preparations for Christmas dinner, I can’t go without writing about our troops serving abroad and in the States, and in harms way fighting the war on terrorism. Wishing them and their families a Merry Christmas, and I pray for their safe return home to their families, and to let them know they are always in my thoughts. God Bless!

It is Christmas Eve 2011, another year almost coming to and end, and what a year to be thankful for. I started my photography business “Blessed Moment Photo”, and without the support of family and friends to encourage me to “just do it!” I would not be blogging about it today (which marks my first “official” blog post too!).  I am so blessed in so many ways, and I am thankful to the Lord Jesus, who I truly believe has watched over me, and bestowed the many blessings I have in my life upon me.

I believe the key to being blessed is first to BELIEVE, then one must see the signs, that are the blessings. Blessings just don’t magically appear, we must always look for the signs the Lord sends out, and recognize them, and be thankful. On the even of the Lords birth, and this year will be on the Holy day, I hope everyone is as blessed as I am, and has a very Merry Christmas.