Sunday, January 20, 2013


We wanted to go on a mini roadtrip, but let's face it folks we had to TCB on the homefront!

I'm ashamed to tell you that the tree wasn't down....yet

So now I can proudly tell you that all the ornements are put away and that the tree itself will be put in its box tomorrow and on its way to the basement.

Of course when you put away Xmas stuff; you cannot help but reminisce...

I got this cutie patootie from a flea in Massena NY in December.It is made in Japan
It set me back $1.
Now this is my yearly ornements in Pyrex pic.
I had a lot more but they were unbreakables and they got packed earlier
Most of the glass ornements are heirlooms from my parents and some are even from my grandparents, and even my great-grandparents.
  We had snow so Dan shovelled evrything, I shoved a blade roast in the new crockpot with spices, onion,garlic and red wine , changed the beds, tidied the kitchen and started the beans for the cassoulet.
The Montreal Gazette published  an easier and simpler cassoulet recipe so Dan  wanted me to try it.
I was really surprised because last time we had it we had a really hard time digesting it even if it was made by a famous Montreal chef; I swear I burped it for 2 days.
Dan keeps making faces everytime someone mentions cassoulet!
in case you're wondering...Cassoulet is an old french dish with beans, duck, sausages and pork.
It is of course a cold weather dish....
I can't wait to taste it! 
I hope mine goes down


Linda @ A La Carte said...

You got lots done and sometimes that is most important. I always love to see ornaments in Pyrex!! Glad you are 'nesting' and cooking hearty dishes. It's that time of year!
hugs, Linda

Cheapchick said...

Oh vintage Christmas! My favorite. I put my tree up every year somewhere between Nov 15 and 30th and take it down Jan 1 no matter what as by then I am really tired of it :) Dinner sounds yummy! Not sure what I am making.

ColibriNB said...

Love your "yearly ornaments in Pyrex pic" - it looks so good!!

VintageBettys said...

I love the vintage daughter Michele is starting to collect them now!