Saturday, January 5


I did say on New Years Day I wanted more pink in my life! :-)

Macy's was having a sale!
Sooooo dreamy.
It makes me smile every time I walk in the kitchen. :-)

"Meet your big brother"
2 people already tried to snag big red. Ha!
"What are you going to do with the other one?"
Oh he's staying. :-)

Is it just me or does the shadow
on the wall by Big Red
look just like ET?


Wednesday, January 2

Happy New Years Day

It's been our tradition to go out for Chinese food on New Years day. 
This year we went to the Bamboo Garden in Seattle off Roy street, by Key Arena. It's one of our most favorite vegetarian restaurants. 

Boys will be boys . . .

I have vowed more pink in my life for 2013

It's going to be a GREAT year! 
~ 2013 ~


Tuesday, January 1

~ New Years Eve ~ Shrimp Dip Recipe

Every year on New Years Eve we go over to Patti's house.
I can't ever imagine doing anything else. 
Nowhere I would rather be. :-)

The hostess w/ the mostess

Me & the Kauffman

First time making this
It is soooooooo good!
I am going to make it again & again & again! :-)

8oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayo
1 4oz. can tiny cocktail shrimp, drained & rinsed
1/3 c. finely chopped green onion
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, to taste
black pepper

Set aside a few whole shrimp for decoration, chop up the rest.
Set aside some chopped green onion too...

In a medium bowl use a hand mixer 
and whip the cream cheese & mayo together 
until really light and fluffy. Fold in shrimp, onions & seasoning.
Top with the set aside green onions & shrimp.
Serve w/ crackers.

I made my mom's rum cake 
but used coconut rum instead of regular.
I also didn't do the nuts right.
I forgot you were suppose to put the nuts
in the bottom of the bundt pan before the batter.
Oops... I mixed it through out.