I can't believe that it is 2013 and I have not updated this blog since before Christmas.
Happy New year friends!!!
Where do I start..
i have been uber busy
( uber ~ can you tell that I've been home with my girls for the past two weeks)
It was a great holiday in the Spoonful house.
We celebrated with lots of good friends and family,
We've watched movies, read books, started a puzzle, packed up the decorations,
and simply enjoyed our time off.
And to add to my lack of blogging lately,
My laptop is not working well and I ran out of photo storage space.
Christmas eve we were blessed with the beautiful ambiance of a little snow shower
~~ the perfect setting for the Christmas eve mass that we attended.
After church, we enjoyed a yummy feast of Chinese cuisine.
And I am excited to tell you that I made homemade shrimp toast for the very first time
and it was delicious!!!!
The recipe is below.
1 lb. raw shrimp, shelled and minced well or ground
2 tsp. mashed fresh ginger (use less if using prepared spice)
1 clove garlic, mashed
1 tsp of parsley
1 tsp. salt
Few grains pepper
1/2 tsp. Accent
Spring onion, chopped
4 egg whites
1 tbsp. cornstarch
Beat and fold into shrimp mixture.
|It looks rather gross doesn't it!|
1 loaf sandwich bread (day old is the best)
Cut crust off bread and cut slices into any desired shape. Triangles are easy.
* I topped our shrimp toast with another slice of bread .. pinching the "sandwich" at the sides, then cut them into halves or 4 quarters before deep frying.
It is soooo gooood!!!
If I wasn't trying to get back to better eating I would be tempted to make some right now!
Christmas day came and went in a blur.
We enjoyed the day at home, had a small dinner and relaxed.
It was a very peaceful happy day!
Doesn't everyone's house look like this at Christmas?
Michelle sits unwrapping Pearls gifts.
Her favorite gift was the new harp bench that matches her beautiful harp.
And Sally's favorite gift was the new guitar.
This year has been a true blessing.
From those beautiful days spent on the beach, the wonderful changes that my girls have encountered this year, Awesome Halloween fun, to finding forgiveness and having the true meaning of Christmas embedded in my heart...
2012 was a special wonderful year.