Wednesday, December 21, 2011


1. Are you cooking Christmas dinner? How many will be round your table this year? What are we having?
Well those who visit me often know that I put my foot down last year and invited myself to the Christmas party at my house! That means I am not cooking, we are having the Lou Malnati's Chicago deep dish pizza. I will be making plenty of hor d'oeuvres and there will we plenty of cookies and candies to eat! We are the only family in California so there will be the six of us. Phil who works with Mark might be coming over to join us since he can't go back to the UK, he was just there a few weeks ago. Our pizza's arrived last Wednesday and you would not believe what happened today. We got another box of six pizzas from Mark's brother in Illinois. I really had to work some magic getting them in the freezer!

2. What is one must-have Christmas cookie in your house?
Spritz cookies! I always have to make them. The other must have on Christmas day is the Bohemian Hoska sweet bread that I make.

3. Santa likes a glass of milk with his cookies. Do you? What kind of milk is on tap at your house-skim? almond? soy? full fat (Gasp!)
I don't often do milk and cookies. We usually have 1% in the house. I will buy 2% if the expiration date is later than the 1%.

4. Time magazine recently named their 'Person of the Year' for 2011. This is the person the editors believe had the greatest impact, for better or worse, in the past year. This year they chose 'The Protester'. Your thoughts? Who would you name Person of the Year for 2011?
I don't have any thoughts on this one.

5. December 21st is National Flashlight Day... when was the last time you needed a flashlight and did you know right where to find one?
I think it was to look down the hill, beyond the fence. There was a noise and I wanted to see what it was but never saw anything! Yes I know exactly where to find one.

6. Candy canes...yum or yuck?
I'm not into candy canes that much but I am going to say yum. I don't dislike them.

7. What Christmas carol lyric means the most to you?
Silent Night. I can remember my mother singing it in church when I was a child. She had a beautiful voice. "Sleep in Heavenly Peace"

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm speechless! Well not really but I am going to be quiet in the blog world for the next few days. So much to do, so little time.


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Stacy said...

I'm going to be nearly speechless. I will still be posting the 12 Pearls of Christmas (because I don't write them) and the pics of my Christmas hats, but not much that takes a lot of time or thought because, as you said....soooo much to do and time is running out!

Just Be Real said...

Blessings to you Debby. No, I never cook. I do not cook. My mum will cook Christmas dinner.

Hilary said...

I love the pizza idea so you can enjoy the holiday too!

LynnMarie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family and I think a lot of us are quiet this week. Like the Pizza idea.

Joyce said...

I put my foot down in that I'm not cooking a huge meal two days in a row...we're doing lots of appetizers and an already cooked turkey breast on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

We're doing appetizers, too ... so DD & I don't have to spend the entire day in the kitchen. ;-)

Glad you got your pizza this year ... with plenty to spare. ha!

I love spritz cookies, too!

Garden of Egan said...

Pizza! Awesome.

Hopefully you will be able to put your feet up and enjoy the day without rushing around.

Fun to read those random things about you.

SassyModernMom said...

Merry Christmas to you too!! Blessing to you and yours and we will "see" you in the New Year!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That sweet bread looks like a piece of heaven on earth if you want my opinion. And deep dish pizza? When do we show up at your doorstep?!!! Love pizza, I do.

My two separate posts today:

1] New Orleans Conclusion

Hope your day, so far, has been a glorious one.

Love Bears All Things said...

My immediate family has always done our Christmas celebration/gifts on Christmas Eve since we spend Christmas Day with my inlaws....we've often had unusual items for the meal from grilled shrimp to pizza....this year I'm making a meal and it will only be 3 of us.
Mama Bear

Alexis Peloquin said...

YUM lot's of yummy things going on at your house. And Pizza :). Your freezer sounds like tetris ... lol

You know I love spritz cookies but I suck and making them.

We sang Silent Night last night at Cole's Christmas Concert it was so beautiful!

Cathy said...

I like the idea of the pizza. Leaves you time to enjoy the people you are with instead of worrying about the food you are preparing.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Kerri said...

love ur answers so funny cause our power went out and i used my phone so i didnt even need to think about a flash light i tell u haha

xinex said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all, Debby. ..Christine

EmptyNester said...

Pretty sure I'll be rather silent as well. Hopefully it just means that we are all completely wrapped up in our families and Christmas joy!

Amy said...

I am coming over for that pizza it is so yummy.. I am the same way not around much this week with tons to do.. Have a great day..

Amiee said...

Pizza sounds wonderful any day of the year! Lucky you to have a freezer full of it :)

At our Christmas Eve service at church, we all hold handles in the dark, and sing "Silent Night". It's my favorite part of the night.

Merry Christmas!

Amiee said...

*oops! Meant to write "Candles". LOL

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

National Flashlight Day? What will they think of next? Mmmm... the last time I used a flashlight... It was a couple of weeks ago and we had a terrible wind storm. The lights were flickering and I had a feeling they would be going out. They did, and I fortunately I had my faithful flashlight with me.

Happy Holidays to you Debby!

Caroline said...

Loved your answers. Last year we had Tacos for dinner , not sure what we are doing this yr. Pizza does sound good. I'm not a Huge Candy cane fan either.

Emily said...

I think pizza for dinner sounds perfect! Have fun!

Shawn said...

Pizza sounds like a wonderful Christmas dinner and I liked your idea of inviting yourself to the party!
Now that my kids have children, we celebrate on Christmas Eve so they can visit in- laws on Christmas day. Then on Christmas day, Hubby and I get together with two couples who do the same thing. Last year I hosted and made spaghetti.

Merry Christmas,

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas.

I looked up that pizza site and I am going to do that for hubbies birthday!


Sandra said...

will skip around this one. we drink skim milk, no cookies in the house, I am a cookie holic and we can't have them in the house. also a breadaholic, so that sweet bread is singing my song. no cooking, it is just the two of us, we are eating OUT.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These were fun questions! I don't know if I have any one cookie, but I'm mighty fond of peanut butter kisses :-)

Unknown Mami said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy the pizza.

secret agent woman said...

I'll cook, but it will just be me and the kiddos. Still, I always look forward to Christmas.

Laura said...

I love spritz cookies too! My mom makes them every year! <3

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