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I Did it. Turkey was good

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Lunch was not very healthy and probably a million calories but I still got it. Haven't cooked a turkey in many years and probably won't do it again.
It was tender and falling apart. Gravy was awesome. I couldn't believe Bill got 2nds. He will regret it.


Roxy was just chilling


She got some turkey. Loved it of course
Ok Need to wrap stuff up.
yes I know . not anything on healthy side.

  
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FLORIDASUN 12/28/2012 8:21PM

    You are an amazing cook! What a lucky family...and Roxy is the luckiest pup in the universe!

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JILL313 12/26/2012 9:55PM

    I love turkey but not crazy about fixing it with all the trimmings. Right now I have a spiral ham almost ready for dinner tonight. We actually had Mexican food at a Restaurant on Christmas Day with my sons and families. Next year my son has invited us to his house and I prefer that. Glad you and Bill enjoyed a delicious Christmas turkey dinner. Roxy I'm sure was a very good dog and ate it all up as quick as a wink. Our dog loves turkey and in fact almost all people food.

Hugs,

Jill

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PATRICIAANN46 12/26/2012 5:59PM

  Hi Eleni........
Your turkey looks so good. I roasted 8 Rock Cornish Hens and put a quarter of an orange in each one to keep it moist. They turned out great and all of our guests liked them........only bleached bones were left, so I guess they were a hit. We have enough left for supper tonight. Way too much food, but it was all so good.
I'm glad you had a nice Christmas.
Take care.
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SHIRLEYX 12/26/2012 9:10AM

    Turkey is a very lean meat. I use a gravy separator when we make gravy, and it cuts out all the fat. Our Beowulf gets the parts we don't eat (wings and things).
Merry Christmas.

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SUNSHINEGB 12/26/2012 7:36AM

    I knew that turkey was going to taste extra good because you hadn't done one in years! WooHoo, that's great Eleni!
Good for Bill, having seconds . . . Christmas comes but once a year, enjoy!
Roxy looks as content as can be and so sweet the way she lays with her toy!
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DEE107 12/26/2012 12:05AM

    glad you had a good day

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KATIE233 12/25/2012 11:42PM

    well Eleni i over did it too so we will start again tomorrow.everything here turn out good too.if only i was feeling better it would have been much better. 2 days now i ,ve have sicky stomach a bug and sore back hopefully feel better tomorrow.didn,t get much sleep either. emoticon tonight i hope. well take care and see you tomorrow. i got a lot of pictures.wow.

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LOSINIT52 12/25/2012 6:44PM

    Is that a new toy Roxy has?
Merry Christmas.
I am not tracking today, just trying not to over do it.

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MICKEY341 12/25/2012 6:29PM

    Lunch looks delicious! We had ours last night...shrimp fixed 4 ways, lots of butter involved...plus fried. Oh well, it was just one day...today has been better!
Your flowers look wonderful...we had rain during the night, then sleet, then snow, today's high was 23 . Very high winds all night! People advised to stay off streets and highways.
Ours kids had no problem getting here and home before it started, but were unable to get to where they planned to go today.
Roxey looks comfortable and content...
Love to all!

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LKWQUILTER 12/25/2012 5:57PM

    You did good Eleni!! Baked/roasted turkey is healthy so you can eat that without a problem. We had our dinner Christmas Eve and just ate sensibly (kinda--lol).

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SEAWILLOW 12/25/2012 5:33PM

    Hooray! Everything looks delicious! Merry Christmas Roxy!

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LINOVER 12/25/2012 4:50PM

    Your dinner looks great! Merry Christmas, Eleni!

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SUSIEPH1 12/25/2012 4:30PM

    Dinner all looks lovely Eleni ... I am glad you and Bill enjoyed your Christmas dinner ..
Roxy looks hopeful!!
Much love my friend Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 12/25/2012 4:01PM

    YUM!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 12/25/2012 3:46PM

    emoticon Merry Christmas!!

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Merry Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24, 2012

Those of you with young children probably have some very excited and hyper kids today. emoticon
Went on patio and took a few pics. My small orchid is blooming again.And big Mommas offsprings are still blooming.And roses are also blooming
Bill took my little bike out to statue garden.









Bill and I decided to cook a small turkey tomorrow. Haven't done it in long time as Angel always brought us plates but she is going to her sisters.
Bill is cooking a pumpkin pie now. emoticon

  
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SUNSHINEGB 12/25/2012 12:53PM

    LOVE to see your flowers, they are all so gorgeous, thanks for sharing, Eleni!

I see that you have your turkey in the oven now, it's Christmas day, and Bill baked a pumpkin pie, oh my . . . you're going to have a feast!

The little Chihuahua looks just like mine, so sweet! She loved opening her gifts this morning too.

"Merry Christmas" Eleni, to you and Bill and all your family.
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GEORGE815 12/25/2012 12:08PM

    Cooking our turkey now. Your orchid reminds me of the James Bond movie Octopussy. I wanted to see the orchid farm near Orlando when we were visiting, but we ran out of time. Merry Christmas to you and yours. emoticon

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DEE107 12/25/2012 12:06AM

    love your pictures Merry Christmas

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RURAL3 12/24/2012 9:34PM

    Those 2 lovebirds on the bench might decide to go for a ride now. Keep track of where that bike is at night and where it is when you get up LOL Have a great Christmas.

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PATRICIAANN46 12/24/2012 6:27PM

  Hi Eleni..........
I am living vicariously through YOUR garden as mine is under about 3 feet of snow!!! I showed Ken "Big Momma" and he is hoping that his will look half that good. I think that I told you that we are having a contest to see whose orchid plant does the best. So far, I am ahead..........He will be impossible to live with if he wins!!!
We are having Cornish Hens tomorrow. I have 10 people coming for dinner at noon. Ken wants to put just one of the hens on a big platter (covered) and when everyone sits down to eat, he will say the prayer and part of it will be that he hopes that our turkey will feed everyone. Then at the end of the prayer, he will take off the cover and there will be the little Cornish Hen. My nephew is bringing his new girlfriend. She will wonder what kind of family she has gotten herself into!!!
Merry Christmas Eve. emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 12/24/2012 4:28PM

    Sounds like a great plan for Christmas...LOVE the garden!

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CATLADY52 12/24/2012 4:25PM

    Beautiful photos and your blue bike looks good. Hope you have a good day tomorrow emoticon emoticon dinner sounds good.

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SUSIEPH1 12/24/2012 3:51PM

    How Lovely Eleni ..
Your photos and your Bike are beautiful .. It is Christmas Morning here in Australia and I am gettig ready to start cooking my Deviled Eggs and a Potato bake to take to my Daughter Helen who is putting on Christmas Lunch today for 8 of us ..
My Love and Thoughts are with you and Bill ..
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KATIE233 12/24/2012 3:39PM

    the bike is so cute know you will have to decide what you putting in it. flowers are pretty.well i got bread all tore up and celery cut up so tomorrow just have to do onions, apples put some chicken stock into it.and all the spices.have to remember to cut apples very small last year they were to big of pieces.we got a turkey that is little over 9 so there might not be to much left over.might have to get another turkey for the week or new years day. just for the 3 of us. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 12/24/2012 3:26PM

    Beautiful pictures!

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SUNNY332 12/24/2012 3:08PM

    I love that apricot colored Rose. Do you remember the name? I would love to get one for my Rose Garden this year.

Do have a lovely Christmas Eve.

I also like where you put the blue bike.

Hugs, Sunny

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LOSINIT52 12/24/2012 2:54PM

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas eve and day as I might not be back on.
All the best. Higs oops I meant hugs. Maybe higs is a big hug. If so that will do nicely!

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EWL978 12/24/2012 2:29PM

    Your rose is gorgeous!!

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0309COOKIE 12/24/2012 2:22PM

    Oh, good. Then you'll have leftovers!

Cute little Chihuahua.

Merry Christmas Eve to you too!

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JAMBABY0 12/24/2012 2:22PM

    love the pics thanks for sharing

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Christmas gifts

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The kids were very generous with gift certificate to restaurants.
Bill kept asking me what I wanted for Christmas and I just said nothing. That he was all I needed. But he went out this morning and got stuff for garden and fence.Also my favorite melt in your mouth ments.






What Bill got me







  
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PATRICIAANN46 12/24/2012 6:16PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Bill is not only the emoticon husband EVER!!!!! He also has the emoticon taste in gifts!!!!! I love them all, but when you get tired of the Butterfly, you can send her up North.
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve.
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Patti

PS.........I meant the biggest Butterfly. I have been looking all over for one like that for my garden. Is it metal?

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GEORGE815 12/24/2012 11:30AM

    Aren't you the Mom and wife with everything. Its hard for me to want or tell my spouse what I wish for a Christmas present. Hope you have everything you want and want everything you have. Merry Christmas eve Ms. Eleni.

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SHIRLEYX 12/24/2012 7:49AM

    Bill is so thoughtful! Beautiful gifts.

Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 12/24/2012 4:40AM

    You hit the mother lode! Merry Christmas!

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/24/2012 3:16AM

    YOU ARE ONE SPOILED LADY!! emoticon PUT THIS BOW ON BILL HE IS A KEEPER.

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DEE107 12/24/2012 12:37AM

    love the garden stuff way to go Bill Merry Christmas

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NEWSTART127 12/24/2012 12:24AM

    What neat gifts from the kiddos! And Bill totally spoiled you and the garden. Love it!

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KATIE233 12/23/2012 11:07PM

    very interesting gifts and the garden things are also nice wtg Bill.those candy sounds yummy.now you and Bill can relax. i can,t wait for Christmas day and than when it is over can,t wait to relax.i,ll be starting early christmas morning getting onions cut up and the dressing ready and some apples cut up to go in dressing. get turkey stuff and put in oven, than peel potatoes and turnup and put ix veggies in pot. than i can relax til it is ready.when everyone is here after a few drinks of coffee and bailey,s we open gifts.we have enough deserts got a pumpkin pie and glen making butterscotch pie and coconut pie pudding pies.i got cheese cake too but won,t need it so keep it in freezer. i also made peanut butter cookes and chocolate chip cookies with dried cranberries and pieces walnut in them.of course they are not from scratch they are a mix and i add water egg and maragine.and what ever i want.i like making pb cookies from scratch but i cheated and bought mix.so that is going to be our day tuesday.take it easy now have a good night sleep.big hugs and your pictures are very good and your picture is super too.

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SHOAPIE 12/23/2012 10:02PM

    You are certainly loved! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 12/23/2012 9:05PM

    How absolutely gorgeous Eleni .
I am so happy you have such a loving family and husband in Bill .
Such lovely presents ..
Have a wonderful Christmas my dear friend .
Our christmas is tomorrow because we are a day in front of you ..
Will be thinking of you ..
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LOSINIT52 12/23/2012 8:57PM

    You are one well loved lady my dear friend. Very sweet!

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RURAL3 12/23/2012 8:43PM

    Now you can recover LOL Have a Merry Christmas Eleni emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARIABOO10 12/23/2012 8:29PM

    So lovely!!!

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0309COOKIE 12/23/2012 8:25PM

    Bill is your best present of all. You saved the best for last in the pictures.

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SUNNY332 12/23/2012 8:21PM

    Too cool!

So happy for you, Eleni!

Hugs, Sunny

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HOLLYM48 12/23/2012 8:03PM

    Looks like you are loved!! Happiest of holidays to you and yours! emoticon

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CHUM48 12/23/2012 8:02PM

    Happy Holidays!

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Christmas Party

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Here are a lot of pics.All are on facebook.
So much food. I had 2 girls taking pics and did not get some I wanted.

  
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PATRICIAANN46 12/24/2012 6:10PM

  Hi Eleni.......
I loved all of your family pictures, but my favorite is of you and Abigail at the very end. It looks like everyone had a great time.
Merry Christmas Eve. emoticon

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KATIE233 12/23/2012 11:25PM

    everybody look like they enjoy themselves and you and Bill look good too and happy. Abigail look like she enjoyed that cookie hahaha.she loves the camera!good turnout even some didn,t show up. well i better charge my camera battrie up or i,d be mad.have a super day tomorrow.hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon take care ( ) (),s hugs

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JACKIE542 12/23/2012 8:09PM

    Great happy family pictures. emoticon

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0309COOKIE 12/23/2012 7:53PM

    You look great! Everybody looks like they are having a great time.

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DMEYER4 12/23/2012 7:28PM

  great pictures you are truly blessed

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Getting ready for tomorrow

Friday, December 21, 2012

Our family Christmas party is tomorrow. Sad to say but I am not looking forward to it. This is last year Bill and I will have it. Even with everyone bringing a dish and their drinks it stills leaves a lot to do. Angel and Joy both offered to come early but we need to prepare ourselves for the invasion.
Angel and Brianna will be going to my youngest Rebekah's Christmas day. I told them both I was glad they would be together. I will miss Angel's care package of turkey dinner she brings us but we will survive.
Bill went to Christmas party at his old job. They had a very cute cake for him.Also very nice card of thanks from owner and his wife. He will get his check next week and there will be a Christmas bonus for everyone.We are hoping he will put extra in Bills.
Someone even painted doll's hair white and put a gotee on it


I got these from another sparker. My cards are up to 25.Thanks to everyone.


  
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PATRICIAANN46 12/22/2012 2:05PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I am sure that Bill's boss and fellow workers will miss him. What a wonderful cake they gave him. I am sure that he appreciated it, especially with the bowling theme.

I hope that you are feeling well today and able to enjoy your family gathering. I am having everyone here on Christmas Day and haven't even started to prepare the house for it. I keep waiting for the Christmas Spirit to kick in full gear and it hasn't happened yet. I have had a bit of a bug for the past week and it just won't leave me. I hope that will happen soon.

Take care.........
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TILLIEBEE 12/22/2012 8:33AM

    Such a cute cake. It's nice to see his work people took so much time to wish him a happy retirement!
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DEE107 12/22/2012 1:23AM

    have fun tomorrow and glad your granddaughters are helping you out

Love Bills Cake

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KATIE233 12/22/2012 12:26AM

    my family gathering will be christmas day start around noon with toast they always want. they bring their booze . i got pop here and doug my brother and ryan glen bought them both a 6 pack of beer for christmas.so they will be taking it home.we were all giving store cards but some how there is presents under the tree too.yup i got the christmas spirit.i always do.just like mom she loved christmas.so i guess i am just like here. and it helps when there is snow on the ground. but it is nasty outside tonight snowing and blowing.i likw the cake nice i lov the dog in santa hat cute aeh!well did you get everything done.dad and i buy everything and i cook it dad always tries to help.well the chef is getting tired take it easy tomorrow.enjoy it next year will be better just the two of youse.get lots of sleep. big hugs and Merry Christmas my dear friend and say merry christmas to Bill and Roxy for me.take lots of pictures.bye.and picture of the food. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 12/21/2012 9:21PM

    I hosted all family gatherings until I could no longer do it. It is wonderful to get together but it is a lot of work!

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LOSINIT52 12/21/2012 8:34PM

    Have a lovely time with your family tomorrow. Really doesn't matter where you get together as long as you do. Sometimes I think they just don't realize how much effort it takes to get ready.
I once had a friend comment about what a wonderful time she had staying at my home and how nice it was that I didn't go to a lot of extra trouble and that I just made them feel at home. By the time they left I was exhausted. If they only knew.
Merry Christmas. What a lot of cards and a lovely cake for Bill.

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SUSIEPH1 12/21/2012 7:56PM

    Aha !! I found you !!.
I must have forgotton to click subscribe .. Silly me ..
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas my dear friend ..
I am sure You and Bill will enjoy it xx
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0309COOKIE 12/21/2012 7:54PM

    Throwing a party is always a lot of work for the hosts. Hope you have a good time anyway!

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GEORGE815 12/21/2012 7:01PM

    Great theme retirement cake. Hope the bonus is sizable.

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GEORGE815 12/21/2012 7:01PM

    Great theme retirement cake. Hope the bonus is sizable.

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