Christmas for Two

So our Christmas Lunch/Dinner was stuffing, green beans, and Cheesey Potatoes. Yummy. We decided on no meat because we don’t care if we have it, and we would be full off the other stuff anyway.

So, I have two recipes to share for today’s blog.
1. Rhubarb Peach Pie
2. Jean’s Cheesey Potato Dish (with a Cassandra spin)

Rhubarb Peach Pie
Make or Buy a Pie Crust, Pillsbury has a good one where you just add water.
For the Filling you need:

3-4 Rhubarb Stalks cut into 1/2 in pieces
6-7 Peaches sliced
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup flour

In separate bowl 1 egg and beaten with 1 tsp water
I squeezed 2 lemons over the chopped rhubarb

Then I added flour, nutmeg, cinnamon
Then peaches, 1 tsp of vanilla, sugars and peaches (just my own thing)
Mix and add to pie crust
Cover with 2nd part of crust, then brush the egg/water mix over top of the crust.
Slice vents into pie top.
Bake for 10 min at 450º, then 35 min at 350º
Aaron eating delicious pie.
Closeup, beauty shot.

Now onto Jean’s cheesey potato recipe

Preheat Oven to 350º
One 32 oz bag of hashbrowns (frozen): Place in a greased 13X9 in pan

1 stick of margarine
1 can cream of chicken soup
12 oz of cheddar cheese (I used 8 oz of this, and 3 small swiss laughing cow packages)
8 oz sour cream (i used 4 oz this and 2 oz ranch dressing)
1/2 small chopped onion
Crumbled Bacon (optional-I didn’t do this)

For topping (I didn’t do this, couldn’t find corn flakes)
1 stick margarine

Mix all of those together and then spread over hashbrowns and bake for 1 hour, I had to bake for 1 hour and ten min, because i wanted it a little more crusty.

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Ice Skating In Wollman Rink

For my Christmas Party at work, we went to Wollman Rink in Central Park to Ice Skate.
It was great! I was worried that I’d fall, or get bored quickly, but I’m pretty sure all in all, I skated for about an hour! Not too bad!

Here are some pictures!
This is the whole crew of Argyle wearers:
Aaron and I stopping for a cuddle break
Me being silly… I was getting ready to split my legs and spin around in an attempt to impersonate my teenage idol, Kristi Yamaguchi.
This is just the perfect pic of Wollman:
The golden trees, the white ice, my pretty friend… the only thing missing is the buildings on Central Park South.

later!

Christmas Tree, Christmas Shopping, NYC style


I’ll upload a better picture when I get home.. but here’s our Christmas tree in all it’s glory.

Went shopping for a few gifts this year, Mostly for Aaron and the babes.
One would think ( I would..) that on a Monday night, the stores wouldn’t be so crowded?
Nope. Not in NYC.
Luckily it was around 50 degrees so I went down to Union Square, hit 3 stores there and then walked from 14th to West 4th and got my secret santa gift.
Good times.

I left work at 5:05p and got home at 9:15 p..

that took forever!

But I only have one more small gift to buy and I’m set!