Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fa La La Randoms

 

 

 

We were able to get a photo for our Christmas card this year when both girls were home at Thanksgiving. I feel like our days of getting both girls in a photo will require some planning in the future, so I'm happy we were able to pull it off this year.

 

 

When I thought about what to give for my favorite thing gift at our book club holiday party, I immediately thought of the newly published Skinnytaste cookbook. I adore the Skinnytaste website and just knew the cookbook would be wonderful and filled with delicious and healthy recipes. I honestly have never made one of Gina's recipes that wasn't really good.

 

 

I made Paula Deen's Taco Soup recipe the other night and it was very good. This is the first time I have made Taco Soup or have eaten it. I don't think it is a popular recipe in the Midwest, though I have seen it mentioned by many southern bloggers. Wondering if it is a regional recipe? I served it in these pretty bowls I received for a hostess gift on Thanksgiving - everything tastes better in a pretty dish :-)

Happy Thursday and one week until Christmas!

 

8 comments:

  1. Your daughters are BEAUTIFUL!! So glad you were able to get them together for the Christmas photo! I've already commented about the Taco Soup on your IG pic, but I really, really like those bowls! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Your girls are gorgeous! I have that cookbook waiting for me on reserve at the library right now. Based on your review, I have a feeling I will be purchasing it!

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  3. Believe me, it gets harder and harder to have the family together for holidays. We put our daughter on a plane headed to Kauai last night - our first Christmas without her. But, she was invited to Kauai with her boyfriend's family.

    My neighbor made the crab cakes from that cookbook and made enough for us - delicious!

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  4. Your girls are so lovely (and puppy, too!)!! I made taco soup ages ago. It was good and I have no idea why I haven't made it again! Thanks for the reminder!! Your soup bowls really are wonderful! One week and counting!! Have a blessed evening!

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  5. Your daughters are just beautiful, and your little dog is adorable! What a perfect Christmas card photo.

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  6. Your daughters are gorgeous. My daughters are best friends and live a few blocks apart, so it is wonderful for me to be able to visit them both at the same time. xo Laura

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  7. Beautiful girls . . .
    (I love the one in the middle too!)
    Merry Christmas . . .

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  8. What a lovely picture of your girls! And I love the idea of soup bowls as a hostess gift!

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