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Monday News Week of December 15th

J0402405 Good morning everyone!

I hope you enjoyed a warm weekend of sipping cocoa by the fire. I have to tell you mine was relaxing indeed. I'm soaking in all of the holiday spirit with my wonderful husband and boys. I'm planning the menu for a Christmas Eve Appetizer/Cocktail party at my house. Any good recipes, you could recommend?

My shopping is nearly complete! I'm so excited that my purchases are ready to be wrapped, I can hardly wait to hand them out. Do you have all of your shopping completed? If not, check out the Vintage Indie Market, it is a wonderful place to start!

This week I'll be spreading more holiday cheer, and hope you'll join in!  I'd love to see your holiday mantles or glittery villages email your submissions to me subject Share the Joy with clear  photos, your first name last initial and city and state you are from.

Have a wonderful week everyone!
xoxo - Gabreial

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
 - Helen Steiner Rice



Just had my party.
These three appetizers were a hit:

Crab meat dip -
1 can crabmeat drained
11oz cream cheese
2 TBS grated onion
dash worchestershire sauce
horseradish to taste
1/2 cup mayonaise
Combine all ingredients. Place in shallow baking dish. Bake util bubbly at 350 degrees. Serve with crachers ,nice crusty bread or even raw veggies.

Bacon wrapped dates -
wrap pitted dates in 1/3 slice bacon, fasten with toothpick.
place on foil lined pan.
Bake at 400 degrees until bacon is cooked.

Savory pear bites -
1 can crescent rolls ( roll out as one piece seal seams with your fingers)
1 pear sliced thinly
2 oz blue cheese crumbled
1/2 cup kalamata olives rough chopped
1/2 cup marinated artichokes

On a cookie sheet, bake crescent roll sheet ( follow directions on package) until golden)
Top with pear slices and remainder of ingredients. return to oven for 3-5 minutes. Use a pizza cutter to cut into appropriate size. serve warm or at room temperature.


Vintage Indie

Hi Deb!

Great recipes, we LOVE Bacon Wrapped dates here, they are so yummy. You
should try cream cheese filled jalapeno's wrapped in bacon, they are so

julie thompson

Thanks for the vintage ornament love! (couldn't reply to your post so am putting it here).

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