Monday, December 29, 2014

Family is Here

And, it is more than wonderful to share in all the joys of life.  The festivities continue as more and more family arrives.

I want to share with you an Egg Nog recipe that I have recently replaced my old recipe with.  It is a bit of trouble, but well worth it.  It will be made the night before and "utilized" on New Year's morning or maybe at a dinner when all are here.

The ingredients are:

6 eggs separated
1 C sugar
1 pint of bourbon
1 jigger of rum
1 pint of whipping cream
1 pint of almond milk

Whip your cream. Beat yolks until thick and pale lemon color. Add sugar gradually, beating well until sugar is dissolved.  Add bourbon and rum, pouring it slowly and beating constantly. (cooking the eggs, so go slow)  In a large bow (chilled) beat egg whites until stiff and carefully fold in the whipped cream. Slowly pour the yolk mixture into the whites and cream, folding carefully.  Thin with almond milk to insistence you want.  Refrigerate overnight.  Thanks, Allyson.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This Christmas Season

Remind yourself as you go into the new year (the future) nothing ever stays the same.  Look at how you/we can learn and grow and remind yourself what we are grateful for in life, the blessings we already have.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

Just received notice that a little Cactus painting won  AWARD OF MERIT in the Online International Show for NOAPS.  Received EXCELLENCE AWARD in the Spring International On Line Exhibit, with a portrait of an Italian Gentleman.  Will post them both in this blog.  Thrilled.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Be the Kind of Person

Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh, crap, he's/she's up!"

I know several people that fit into this description.  The world is truly better for them being in it.  And, I feel mighty fortunate to have them in my life.

This is one of my latest sales at FW Community Arts on Gendy Street.  The Nature Show was held there: