Monday, December 20, 2010

Be Jolly by Golly Blogfest!



Today is the Be Jolly by Golly Blogfest.  Everyone participating will be helping to spread a little holiday cheer.  At the end of this blog post there will be two links to check out how this all got started, what the guidelines were, and a list of all the bloggers who are participating.



This is our Christmas tree with some of the ornaments we have collected over the years.  My husband and son picked out this tree about three or four years ago.  When they called to ask me about getting a white tree, I wasn't too crazy about the idea.  Trees are green, not white.  But I have to say that it has grown on me.  In the evenings when it is the only light on in the room, it is so pretty.



This angel wreath hangs across from our front door.  It is surrounded by some of the Christmas cards we have received this year.  Every year in January when Christmas things are packed away, this wreath always manages to get left hanging up.  About July, my husband will ask if I plan on putting it away.  I tell him that Christmas is just around the corner, so we might as well leave it up.  Some years the Christmas cards don't get taken down until May or June, lol.

 
                                                                      CRAB DIP

1 small can crab meat
1 small cam water chestnuts
1 tsp. soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
1 c. mayonnaise

Chop up water chestnuts.  Mix all ingredients together.  Chill overnight.  Serve with crackers.


                                                                 GREEN FLUFF

1 box instant pistachio pudding
1 large bowl Cool Whip
1 large can crushed pineapple

1/4 c. pistachios

Do not drain juice from crushed pineapple.  Mix the first three together and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Just before serving, sprinkle 1/4 cup of pistachios on top.


                                                RECIPE FOR A HAPPY HOME

A heaping cup of Kindness
Two cups of Love and Caring
One cup of Understanding
One cup of Joyful Sharing
A level cup of Patience
One cup of Thoughtful Insight
One cup of Gracious Listening
One cup of Sweet Forgiveness

Mix all ingredients together.  Toss in Smiles and Laughter.  Serve to everyone you know with Love Forever After.


Check out one of these links to get to all of the other blogs that are participating in the Be Jolly by Golly Blogfest.




                      MERRY CHRISTMAS!

60 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Finally a recipe that isn't a dessert. I needed something savory after all those yummy blogfest pictures. :D

Have a great Christmas!

Mary Vaughn said...

You win! Recipe for a Happy Home is the Best Recipe.
Merry Christmas!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Love the white tree!

Elaine AM Smith said...

The recipes are all well worth trying out. ;)
Your tree looks exactly like the ones in my garden.
Happy Christmas to you all.

Charity Bradford said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing.

Summer Ross said...

Thats a very lovely tree! I love how white it is!

Candyland said...

Love your recipe for a happy home! We all need that recipe. Have a fantastic holiday :)

Sondrae Bennett said...

I like the white tree. It's like it's covered in snow. The crab dip sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Botanist said...

A white tree? I haven't seen one of those in years! My parents used to have one when I was young, and I remember it was rather special all lit up. Good for you!

Avalon Cat Cartoon said...

Christmas headbonks and holiday purrrs from Avalon the cat!

Carol Riggs said...

Gorgeous tree, Susanne! This is the first white tree I've seen on the blogfest (starting with #1 and going along til I got to #61, your blog!). I have definitely copied your crab dip recipe, yummers! and would've done the green fluff too except I can't eat pineapple. ;o) Merry Christmas!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Here for the Be Jolly By Golly Blogfest. Merry Christmas!

Valerie Geary said...

I enjoy your white tree! Also...Green Fluff!! Oh my goodness! My mom used to make this; it was my dad's favorite. We just called it Pistachio Salad, but I like Green Fluff better. Merry Christmas!

Colene Murphy said...

Wow!! White trees can go so wrong so easily but yours is amazingly beautiful!!

Merry Christmas!!

Chris Phillips said...

I love the white tree.

Tessa Conte said...

Love the recipe for a happy home!

Merry Christmas!

Nicole Zoltack said...

The recipe for a happy home is just awesome. I love it. Merry Christmas!

Lynda Young said...

I love your tre! Thanks too for sharing those recipes

Wishing you a very merry Christmas,
Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Kimberly Franklin said...

I love white Christmas trees! They're so pretty. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Laura Marcella said...

Mmm, crab dip! I love the recipe for a happy home, too! I already know that one, though. :)

I think white trees are really pretty! It's like a little bit of winter and snow in the house!

I hung a snowman and snowflake Welcome sign on my front door for Christmas 2008. It's been there for 2 years now! It makes people laugh when it's 90˚ in July, so I leave it up. :)

Have a very merry Christmas!!!

gideon 86 said...

I make it three! Recipe for kindness is lovely.

Fun, white tree. I haven't seen one in years!

Happy Christmas....

Michael

Renae said...

Love the decorations and those recipes sound wonderful!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love all those recipes!!! And the tree is really pretty too :)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I never knew trees could be white, but that one looks gorgeous. For once, the boys got it right!!!

And you and I might me soul sisters- I don't hang up a wreath, but if I did, I would not think of taking it down till July, at which time I would tell myself it makes sense to just keep it up till December!

And I loved your recipe for a happy home! Following you now.

RaShelle said...

Ooooh, the recipe for the crab dip sounds amazing. Thanks and Merry Christmas. =D

Michelle Merrill said...

Love your recipe for a Happy Home. And the white tree would make me nervous too, but I could see how it would grow on you. It's so bright! I love how it shines :) Have a Merry Christmas.

Kelley said...

Happy Holidays! I love your tree!

Donea Lee said...

Oh, the crab dip sounds yummy! First white tree I've seen on the blogfest today - it's lovely! Happy Holidays to your and yours!

Jolene Perry said...

My daughter LOVES your white tree. Too fun.

Jennie Bailey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your white tree! Have a Merry Christmas!

Christine Danek said...

Love your recipe for a happy home. Of course, the other recipes look yummy. You have a lovely tree. :)
Have a wonderful holiday!

Brenda Drake said...

That crab dip sounds delicious, I'll have to try it out. Love the white tree - had one growing up and miss it. Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas! :D

Talli Roland said...

Oh, I love your sparkly, shiny tree! And wonderful recipes. :)

roxy said...

What a cheerful post! I have a white tree, too. Thanks for the great recipes. There's nothing nicer than a happy home. Merry Christmas!

LTM said...

aww!!! The recipe for a happy home is so sweet. :o) And I love your white tree. Pretty!

Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! :o)

DL Hammons said...

I've always had an affinity for white christmas tree's, but unfortunately my wife doesn't share the sentiment. :) Yours looks terrific!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rachel Morgan said...

The white trees are growing on me too... I like how they really GLOW!

Holly Ruggiero said...

I'm totally making that crab dip!

Wild Child said...

Oh! Green fluff, we have an orange fluff recipe. Love it!

And your tree, I think, is much prettier than mine.

Melissa Sarno said...

Mmm, your crap dip sounds wonderful! And I love your story about the wreath 'But hristmas is just around the corner!' :-)

Ann said...

Love your happy home recipe. Will have to post it over the cooker! Your white Christmas tree looks very festive. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Ooh pretty white tree! I like it.

Meredith said...

That white tree is beautiful! And leaving the wreath up all year is totally valid, in my opinion :)

Jackee said...

So gorgeous, Susanne! :o) And those recipes look delicious. Thanks for sharing, Susanne! Merry Christmas!!!

Hugs,
Jackee

Melissa said...

Love the recipe for a happy home!

Also, White Trees! I am loving them. I never considered them before and I have no idea why not! It looks great!

Thank you so much for participating in our blog fest!

Kimberly said...

The white tree is beautiful and the crab dip sounds very yummy.

Merry Christmas!

Susanne Drazic said...

WOW! I want to say hello, thank you for stopping by during the Be Jolly by Golly Blogfest, thanks for leaving comments, and I'm so happy to have so many new followers!

Merry Christmas to all!
: )

Janet Johnson said...

So glad I got to see the white tree! I love getting a peek at everyone's traditions. :) And I love that the wreath makes it through the year.

Merry Christmas!

alexia said...

Mmmm... green fluff sounds delish! Happy holidays!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

What a pretty tree! I think it would be lovely to have a white tree.

Great recipes! I love crab dip.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

The tree is lovely. It looks like snow. I like the wreath too. Angels are my favorites.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hello to everyone who has stopped by since the last time I commented. I hope you enjoyed the tree, wreath, and the recipes.

Merry Christmas!

Julie Musil said...

I like the white tree! I wouldn't have thought to get one of those.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Jessica Lawlor said...

I've never seen a white tree! Very pretty...Merry Christmas!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss susanne! wow you got the most pretty christmas tree. i didnt ever see a all white one. i could like to see it in the dark. i like that you keep that wreath up and those cards. i still got my birthday card up where i could see them. its good reminders of love.
...hugs from lenny

Tracy said...

I agree with you that I don't typically like trees that aren't green. At least that's what I think until I *SEE* them, then I get sucked in by how elegant they look. Yours is beautiful.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Susanne!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Those are all great recipes--I love crab dip! And you can never go wrong with a happy home! :-)

Lo said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog....I did get to my destination safely, whoo hoo!! I am happy to sit and relax now, although, I am tempted to go make your crab dip because it looks incredibly tasty! Merry Christmas!

Tara said...

I haven't had "Green Fluff" in forever. Love that stuff!

Happy Holidays.

Susanne Drazic said...

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who stopped by to check out my Be Jolly by Golly blog post. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I hope everyone had fun celebrating the start of 2011.

I hope that 2011 is everything you hope it will be!

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