Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hallo

Ah...December...here we go. I turn 35 this month...yikes! And then there's Christmas. So we are going to have a glam Christmas/Birthday celebration! Being on the soap all those years, makes me want to dress up as much as possible.

Someone asked if I had a Christmas recipe. I usually make new things out of gourmet magazine. But I could recommend getting some cocktail shrimp from Costco or Trader Joes. Get two bowls of different sizes, put the large one on the bottom and fill with water. Then add second bowl and press it down so that it is rim to rim with the larger bowl. Weight the top bowl down with something heavy that you can freeze(frozen oj can's) And then tape the top bowl rim to the bottom bowl rim to make it flat. Add some sort of green leaf or colorful flower to the water and then put in the freezer for 24hrs. Take out right before your party and put it under cold water to let the ice bowl release from two bowls. Put shrimp in ice bowl and serve with cocktail sauce and a little horseradish for extra flair.

We are going lite on the gift giving this year, which I'm sure many people are. I only have to buy seven gifts this year...super sweet. The restaurant is supposedly going to be finished by the end of January. Still way too much to do. Having a outstanding time pretending to be a real designer.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Christie

10 comments:

Carrie and Austin Online said...

Wow, Hannah's first Christmas! Make sure you tell us about how she reacts to the whole thing. She's just big enough that she'll probably be in total awe over it all.

Carrie and Austin Online said...

Ooops - I forgot - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you on Days in the coming year. With or without Austin Peck.

Stephanie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hoped you had an awesome day.

Also, I hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas. Happy holidays!

irb said...

happy birthday. have a great christmas. love the ice bowl idea - i am totally going to do that.

Mandy said...

Hey Christie, It great to hear from you. I was out of town on your birthday. But still wnated to Wish you a Happy Belated Birthday. Hoping your day was special and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Tell us how Hannah did opening her presents and what she got. Have a Safe New Year! Hoping and Wishing to see Austin and Carrie on Days in 2009.
Love ,Mandy

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Mandy said...

Hey Christie, It great to hear from you. I was out of town on your birthday. But still wnated to Wish you a Happy Belated Birthday. Hoping your day was special and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Tell us how Hannah did opening her presents and what she got. Have a Safe New Year! Hoping and Wishing to see Austin and Carrie on Days in 2009.
Love,Mandy

Sorry double post

ChristieFan said...

Happy New Year Christie! Hope you had a great birthday and enjoyed the holidays - best of luck to you in the New Year!! :)