January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The day before, the day before Christmas

Upper Deerfield Twp,  NJ

On my, wondering how many pounds will be added this season on to my already too-many-pounds body.

On the 15th we went to dinner with friends at a great Italian restaurant (forgot the camera).  We all know that Italian  is NOT a low calorie choice.

The very next night we went to dinner with other friends (forgot the camera).   At a different Italian restaurant.  More damage done.

On Monday our women's group had their Christmas dinner/party.  (had the camera, forgot to take it out of my pocket.)

I did manage to remember the camera AND to take a picture when we visited with my cousin Mae and her friend Ray on Thursday.

A favorite of our family is old fashioned Chicken Pot Pie.  Not the kind with a crust but the kind that is rolled dough cooked in chicken broth.     My grandmother made it, my mother made it, my daughter Terri makes it.  I've never made it.   Somehow the pot-pie gene skipped my generation.

Last night Terri made this family favorite.    Served with homemade cranberry relish, cole slaw and mashed potatoes.

Steve and Len working on getting the food on the table.   Note the top of the line table wear!  

Grandson Justin who requested this meal.

Terri, Justin and his friend Ariel

Steve's daughter Brianna and her boyfriend Jason were also there.  (in keeping with my tradition, I forgot to take their picture)

But I did remember this:

Terri's fresh made cookies and candy  (oh just forget it!  so the pounds will be added but I will enjoy every bite.)

A very Merry Christmas and a prosperous, safe and 
Happy New Year
to all my blogging friends. 


Elaine and Rick said...

A very merry Christmas Phyllis and Leonard to you and your family...all the best in 2012!!!

Judy and Emma said...

Now I could get down with that meal! Happy Holidays to You!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Donna makes Chicken & Biscuits like that, We hope you and your extended Joisey Family all have a great Christmas, and Happy Holiday Season, you can walk off the pounds when you get where it's warm. Be safe out there, your friends, Sam & Donna...

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

"They"...whoever "They" are...say, the average person only gains 1 pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have NO idea who these average people are but sure isn't me! Tis the season to EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY!
Merry Christmas!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Laurie and George said...

Merry Christmas! Pounds will come and go...there's always Jan.1...:)

Rick Doyle said...

Merry Christmas Phyllis and Leonard - sounds like you have a great meal planned!

Happytrails said...

Merry Christmas you two!!

JOJO said...

Merry Christmas Phyllis and Len and all your Family and Friends.
Weight? What weight? Oh you mean that tire that seems to be getting over inflated and makes it hard to breath? :)

Ali said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!! And we have said we are enjoying this weekend and then will get back to being serious about watching what we are eating and getting the exercises going.

Donna K said...

I've never heard of chicken pot pie made with rolled dough but it sure looks good! And the cookies look yummy too. Merry Christmas.