Monday, January 2, 2012

Breaking Tradition

We had some very traditional desserts for our Christmas dinner this year. I made my famous Krispy Treats with the secret ingredient. Here's where we broke the tradition. I had to throw the last one out. The piece was hard and it was no great loss, but I tell you, that was a first.

I also made magic bars. These are layered goodies in a glass pan. We had about a forth of them left over, so my husband took two squares, put his ice cream on top and whala, an ice cream "brownie Sunday" of sorts. That was new.
I had a redo on two restaurant meals. The one New Years Eve was penne pasta with meat sauce. The sauce was a bit tart. When I used it at home, I added some sauce from the frig and yum, great dinner. The other meal was a Monte Cristo Sandwich. I first had one of these (turkey, ham, and cheese with something sweet added) at the Blue Bayou Restaurant near Pirates Of The Caribbean at Disneyland. They are so tasty. Well, the bread on mine got soggy after a day or so. I took out a lonely left-over bun from the freezer, put my saved raspberry preserves on it. Tasty? Oh, my.
The biggest change was that New Years Eve, we came home from the restaurant instead of going to a movie and watched a couple of new Poirot DVDs. We were both so sleepy that we turned the T.V. off and didn't wait for the ball at Times Square to come down. It's been over ten years or more since we missed it.
And my New Year's Resolution is the same as last year. I'm going to try to go off sugar. I made it for six months last year. We are having a redo on that one, too. And I'm excited about a book I started about grace. I want to add something this year. I'd like to add a dose of GRACE to everything I do.
Not how about you? Did you make or bread any traditions this year?


  1. Sounds like a lot of yumminess! Same things here this year, but it all worked out good. Hugs and Happy New Year!!! :O)

  2. Why am I suddenly so hungry? lol :) As far as breaking traditions, I don't think we did. But there's always next year, right?

  3. Three cheers for adding a dose of GRACE to everything you do! I think I'll add that to my list. :)

    Usually, I stay up to watch the ball drop. This year, I went to bed at 10:00 P.M. With church the next day and being on Greeter assignment, I decided to do the responsible thing.


  4. As our kids get older, we definitely find our traditions evolving along with them. We used to load up on all sorts of fun snacks and stock the 'fridge with Martinelli's sparkling cider for the kids. Then we'd play games and snack and watch a movie till midnight when we'd watch the ball drop and toast the New Year.

    Now, however, we hosted a teen bash in the basement for our daughter, while our son attended a party at the home of a friend. It was the first time we weren't all together to watch the ball drop.

    It's all a little strange these changes, but they will hopefully become normal at some point.