Cheese & Jelly

Dressing up animals is fairy wicked on the part of pet owners. But sometimes it’s so hard to resist.

I bought cat antlers from Target knowing neither Artemis nor Athena would wear them with pleasure, but I was hoping I could snag at least one cute photo.  I thought a heartwarming holiday photo like this one would be great for a holiday card.

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This was the best I could do.

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I think people might throw our holiday cards away.

Last night, Dave and I went out for dinner with one of my co-workers and her fiancee to Koko’s, one of Green Bay’s fabulous sushi restaurants. It was only the second time I had been there, but it definitely did not disappoint.

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I forgot my camera, but Shelby got a quick photo in before we devoured the nine rolls we ordered. I guess waiting to eat dinner until nearly nine pm whet our appetites considerably. The atmosphere was warm, the company was lovely, and the sushi was divine. Seriously. I think sushi deserves that adjective.

Unfortunately, I stayed up a little too late and drank a little too much considering I had to go into work this morning. I had a rough start to the day but started to feel better as morning turned to noon. After work at the cafe, I headed over to Mom’s to make feta cheese and tea jelly for gifts this year. I love both making and receiving food gifts, so I usually make something edible every Christmas.

Since our first experience making feta went so well, we figured it was a sure bet this year. Who doesn’t love cheese? And who ever gets homemade cheese for Christmas?

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It was a little chaotic in the kitchen making cheese and two kinds of jelly while trying not to be distracted by our little moonbeam.

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We made two types of jelly: Earl Grey Cream (a hit last year) and Coconut Oolong, which I am really anxious to try.

008 I absolutely love the Coconut Oolong tea, and I think it will make a lovely spread. My favorite way to eat jelly is with cream cheese on crackers or a piece of crusty French bread. A cup of tea on the side would certainly complement this meal. So it better be as good as I have it worked out in my mind.

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While Mom, Moriah, and I tended to the foodstuffs, Dina danced with Baby A.

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And we put Grandma to work chopping veggies for dinner.

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We whipped up two pizzas using Jiffy crust and a variety of toppings.

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The first pizza was diced tomatoes seasoned with basil, oregano, minced onion, minced garlic, mushrooms, black and green olives, spinach, peppers, and Italian cheese.

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The second pizza was smashed avocado, black olives, peppers, spinach, veggie bacon, and Mexican cheese.

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We ate our pizza while watching my Mom’s newest obsession: the Gilmore Girls boxed set that Dave and I gave her for her birthday. She’s only had it for a month, and she’s already on Season 4. That’s my girl! 🙂

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