Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Wishes

I hope your Christmas cards are in the mail and your packages are wrapped.  Prepare foods a couple of days before.  Ask friends and family to bring side dishes like salads or desserts.  Make an area for the kids to play where they can be entertained.  Try to keep the television sound level low or off when guests arrive.  Take the time to sit with family and friends, don't get stuck in the kitchen.  Put on some Christian music like "Home from the Holidays" by the beautiful group Point of  Grace.  They are a blessing to hear.  Fill your heart with music that celebrates the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ.  Hug your kids, kiss your husband, love your friends.  Extend yourself in grace and charity.  Lets all keep a sweet spirit of love and peace during the holidays.

Spicy Cranberry-Chipotle Sauce

Ingredients:  1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce, 1/3 cup taco sauce , 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo, sauce, minced, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, Salt to taste

Preparation:  Made with leftover turkey and cranberry sauce.  Microwave cranberry sauce, taco sauce, minced chipotle pepper, chili powder, and ground cumin at HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring halfway through.

Southern Living, NOVEMBER 2010

Fabulous Friends


  1. Just stopped in to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family Yoli. Enjoy the holidays and I'm wearing my apron to make the masa for the tamales today.:DD Take care.

  2. Wow ... fun blog! I'll have to come back and cruise around when i have time. Merry Christmas to you and your family ... I'm glad I came upon your link at Rednesday.

  3. thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to make the sauce, sounds delicious.

    Happy HOlidays, may you have a blessed one!

  4. Ahhhh, Thanks Fellow Texan!! Merry Christmas to you too!!

  5. Enjoyed your post very much. Also, your holiday wishes are great and appreciated.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog, fellow Texas Artisan! Your Aunt is in my prayers!

    May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and truly blessed New Year!

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog, you are so sweet! Here's wishing you God's blessings for a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Hi Yoli....So nice to hear from you today. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas filled with Blessings! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog. My prayers go up for your aunt. Glad you enjoyed the lighting in San Antonio. I lived there for 31 years near the Missions but now I'm back in the county where I was born.

  10. Evening neighbor.Thanks for stopping by today and visiting..and now I see you have moved into my neighborhood (follower). Really do you live just 25 miles or less from me? I think you would be my closest neighbor here in blogville. Maybe after the holidays we could meet sometime. I do love any excuse to go to
    Sorry about your sweet Aunt. I will continue to pray for God's healing hands!!
    I do love aprons..I have had a paper tag Apron swap last May..we had 20 women in it. It was a lot of fun. Several of my neighbors on here..make aprons all the time. Looking forward to seeing some of your aprons.
    I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

    PS. Seguin is called home

  11. I'm here to follow your gorgeous blog!
    You can visit me on;
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Happy Holidays =)
    I am your newest follower from the blog hop

    Cant wait to start reading your blog some more.


  13. Merry Christmas to you! Looking forward to reading your blog after Christmas.

    I just printed the Spicy Cranberry Chipotle Sauce recipe - my hubs will love that!

  14. Following from Thirsty Thursday! I would LOVE a follow back!

  15. I'm a follower! Please swing by my blog as well, if you get a chance! I have an awesome All I Want For Christmas Giveaway Event going on right now! :)

    And Then There Were 4..

  16. Hi,
    I'm your newest follower
    Hope you will follow back.
    Merry Christmas