You know how they say you should either start "HOT" or finish "HOT"????
I'm laughing because I literally have pretty much nothing. My camera died last summer and I've been using my cute little Samsung phone... and then that's been on and off not working the past few days, so all the fun pics I took of making things over the holidays: GONE.
But maybe not, maybe when we can get it back to working I can save some, but for the moment it's catch as catch can around here, and cold, besides!!!!
We made fajitas for Christmas Eve, a family favorite, and I took some pics of making the fajita style spice mix and grilling the chicken...
Here's the recipe for the fajita seasoning on All Recipes dot com!
And they were SO GOOD!!!!!
And easy, actually. I love them, wrapped up in a warmed, flour shell, and stuffed with meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato and sour cream. I could eat one right now, I'm starving.
Virginia, if you have a better recipe for the seasoning, feel free to share it. This was a good blend for us, I'd cut down the corn starch or not use any at all next time because I don't think it really needs the thickening... but that did help the seasoning to cling to the meat, so maybe that's best????
But I digress!
WICKED COLD here, very Maine-like stuff going on. Snow squalls direct off of Lake Ontario, windchills way below zero, and I have the NERVE to wonder why Tina Russo Radcliffe moved away.
She's the smart one!!!! :)
We celebrated Christmas all together on Saturday, the 27th, so that left us the 26th to visit the animals in the zoo and wish them a merry Christmas! The little kids love it when the bachelor uncles do stuff with them, and Zach and Luke (my Manhattan boys) get a kick out of seeing the kids be kids.
I'd uploaded these before the phone got angry about lack of time off or lousy benefits and rising deductibles....
We love the polar bear exhibit, but usually the big ol' bear is high on the rocks, ignoring the mere humans who operate his feeding cycle... but today, here he was!!!!
And then the bear gets reactionary!!!!
(He does not get his attention seeking antics from his quiet father.... :)
Here's our finance boy (aka: the Bumble) that you saw last week, chattin' it up with little Dave over tigers. Dave likes tigers. And the wolves howled at us, and they've never done that before, so we're pretty sure they were saying "Happy New Year"!
And this cut-out along the African safari trail..... with 'Lijah and Zee Zee.
I broke down and ordered another camera from Amazon, a cute and inexpensive Sony.... It came today and I'm excited to be able to have pics again because I love playing with pictures. Maybe it's because I grew up in the shadow of the great Eastman Kodak when it was a great company... or those commercials "The Times of Your Life" that I loved!!!!
So the camera is in place, we'll see how it rolls this week, and Allie Pleiter came to Seekerville talkin' 'bout Macarons (French macaroon) which is basically the meringue puffs I've always made, but done with a softer batter so the puff cookie forms a nice, flat, gently rounded surface like these:
I need to ace these because they're so cute and they melt-in-your-mouth and can you imagine it with ganache or a soft, sweet buttercream????
Oh be still my heart!!!!