Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Totally Tasty Tuesdays

Welcome to Totally Tasty Tuesdays! How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Did you eat till you couldn't move, and then lounge around and eat some more? Did you shop till you dropped (or go into a fight or got trampled or got arrested)? I had a great Thanksgiving visiting my side of the family. We rotate years and it was great to see them all. I didn't go shopping on Black Friday this year. I think it's the first time. I just didn't need anything that was advertised. So I had sugar plums dancing in my head while all you crazies were out being crazy!

I am in full Christmas mode now. My tree is up and decorated (all the ornaments are ours from growing up), the halls are decked with boughs of holly, my Christmas Story Leg lamp is glowing, and the village is out. It needs new snow, but I love the Christmas Story characters.

I don't know about you, but here in the Bird house we have the trinity of Christmas movies:  The Christmas Story, Elf, and Christmas Vacation. With Home Alone 1 & 2 thrown if for good measure. 

I just love those Chinese guys. Ra-ra-ra-ra-ra....
and the "Fra-GEE-Lay" package. 

Now onto the goodies.
 I am featuring an appetizer for those parties, delicious donuts, and a cake that would make great neighbor gifts.

from Olla-Podrida

from Shugary Sweets

I love baking with Eggnog!!

from Frugal Follies



  1. Hooray for Christmas being in full swing!! I am slowly getting all our decorations out too! Maybe some of those eggnog donuts would help me get it done quicker:-) Thank you for hosting each week!!!!

  2. Mandy, thanks for hosting. A Christmas Story is my favorite holiday movie...along with Elf and Christmas vacation. I have a leg lamp night light in our guest bath!

    THanks for hosting and featuring my donuts!

  3. Hi Mandy ;-)
    Congrats on having your decorating done. My task for today is to string popcorn so we can put the tree up this weekend.

  4. Thanks for hosting, Mandy! I have shared my stovetop chicken parmigiana and shepherds pie

  5. First time linking up ~ thanks for hosting! xo

  6. Oh what lovely pictures! I smiled all the way through gawking at your gorgeous decorations! How nice to be done already. I linked up my simple apple dumplings - made with a can of soda pop for the sauce. Thanks for hosting another fun week.

  7. You are all so sweet! I love your recipes you've shared as well. : )
    Aimee- those are our trinity of Christmas movies! We have to watch them every year as well as Home Alone 1 & 2.

  8. Hi Mandy,
    Your Christmas decorations looks so pretty. I wish I had all mine done. I am sharing my Cranberry Beef today. Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  9. Hi, Mandy. Your tree is gorgeous! I shared a sautéed mushrooms recipe and a moist pumpkin bread recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!

  10. Your tree is so beautiful! I have my wreath on the door so far. Next task-Christmas tree later this week. I shared my Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream this week (dairy free). Thanks for hosting!

  11. This is a terrific post. Love love love the pictures. We linked up a pumpkin fried rice today. Delicious. Be sure to stop by on Friday. We have a fantastic giveaway from the Shabby Apple. Come over and register.

  12. Hi, Mandy. I like your blog's new holiday design -- the red and white graphics are so festive. I shared a Shrimp Santorini recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!


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