Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Weight Gain

Peanut Clusters. K makes them bigger than his mom does. Um...I'm not even including everything here. Left off are photos of the happily consumed: chicken and noodles, Famous Dave's BBQ, chicken and wild rice soup, Pizza Hut Pizza, Mexican food from Pueblo Viejo, fudge, Old Chicago, jam thumb print cookies, Kobe An Japanese food, mint brownies, M&M cookies, ham dinner with mashed potatoes and corn, sloppy joe lunch with waffle fries, ETC!!!

Crispix Mix

Spritz Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Peanut Brittle. It was spot on this year. I don't think I even liked peanut brittle before I met these people. Now I am a True Believer.

Swiss Steak

Actual Almond Bark

Custard Pie. I know. It doesn't stop.

Candy Cane Cookies. This is a labor of love, let me tell you. The taste is so good because of the almond extract. Do you see how my mother-in-law totally gets the RULER out? Intense!

Cheese Ball. Sold as a fundraiser by the United Church of Christ in Melbourne, Iowa. The recipe is a total secret. Those church people are not talking.

Porcupine Meatballs. A lot of people wonder if we eat porcupine. No, we don't. When the rice cooks inside the hamburger meatball, it sticks out, which reminded someone a long time ago of a porcupine.

Apple Salad

Let's get back to the healthier foods and sane portions, shall we?


  1. Jody, this makes me hungry just looking at it. I'll have to visit your house around the holidays next year.

  2. You'd be better off visiting my mother-in-law. Glad to have your comment, glad to see your blog...shocked to hear the news, but impressed with you!

  3. Jody,
    The sugar cookies were awesome - whoever decorated them did a great job (loved the nuts), and the peanut brittle was fabulous, too! Your comment on the cheese ball recipe cracked me up - thanks for the chuckle.


  4. K and his dad did ALL of the decorating! His mom and I merely frosted.

  5. I think I gained weight just looking at these pictures.