Archives for "December, 2008"

Posted by The Galway Girl on 31st December 2008

Clean more green for 2009

If you are like me, after taking down all of those treasured holiday items you are ready for a good house cleaning. I like my bathroom to smell “clean” and sparkle after a good scrub, so I admit I have been skeptical about Green Cleaning Products. However, after reading the precautions behind several of my […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 26th December 2008

Ideas for Leftover Turkey

Need Something to do with all that left over Thanksgiving Turkey? Turkey a la King: ¼ C. Butter (cubed) ½ C. Flour 1 Can Chicken Broth (14.5 oz.) 1 C. Milk 2 C. Cubed Turkey 1 C. Sliced Cooked Carrots 1 C. Green Beans (fresh or frozen) ½ t. Salt ¼ t. Ground Pepper Melt […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 24th December 2008

Top 12 Christmas Movies

12.   Christmas with the Kranks 11.   A Charlie Brown Christmas 10.   Jack Frost 9.     It’s a Wonderful Life 8.     Elf 7.     Polar Express 6.     The Santa Clause 5.     National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 4.     Home Alone 3.     Miracle on 34th St. 2.     A Christmas Story 1.     How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2003 […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 22nd December 2008

My Top 20 Christmas Songs

Every year I like to make a compilation CD of all my favorite Christmas songs, then I can take it along to friends’ houses and even make copies for them. The top songs that made it to my CD this year are: Santa Baby I’ll Be Home For Christmas Baby It’s Cold Outside I Saw […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 20th December 2008

Moose Munch Recipe

5 C. Cherrios 5 C. Corn Chex 2 C. Salted Nuts 1 lb. M&M’s 10 oz. Pretzels 36 oz. White Chocolate (Or Almond Bark) 3 T. Vegetable Oil Mix together cherrios, chex, nuts, m&m’s, and pretzels. Microwave white chocolate with oil for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir. Then microwave for 10 second intervals, stirring […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 19th December 2008

Giving Homemade Desserts

It is easy to make your wonderful homemade desserts a beautiful gift. Start by choosing how you want them packaged: a nice holiday plate, a vintage tin, or even a simple paper box. If you want give your desserts on a nice holiday plate, buy a set of 4 and they are usually a little […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 16th December 2008

Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 ½ C. Raw Peanuts 1 C. Sugar ¼ t. Salt ½ C. White Corn Syrup 1 t. Butter 1 t. Vanilla 1 t. Baking Soda In a medium sized microwavable bowl stir together peanuts, sugar,syrup, salt. Place in microwave for 4 minutes on high. Stir, and microwave another 4 minutes. Stir in butter, and […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 15th December 2008

Rice Crispy Treats

¼ C. Butter 5 ½ C. Mini Marshmallows ½ t. Vanilla 5 ½ Crisp Rice Cereal Melt butter in 3 quart sauce pan over low heat Add marshmallows, cook until melted and smooth, stir frequently Remove from heat Stir in vanilla and crisp rice cereal Press into a buttered 13×9 dish * A fun way […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 15th December 2008

My Homemade Christmas

I grew up with a mother who always baked a lot, and Christmas was always a huge production. It was not unusual to have 3 or more types of homemade cookies along with several homemade candies, cakes, and pies. Now, I am becoming a little like my mother that way. Certainly not to her her […]

Posted by The Galway Girl on 15th December 2008

Holiday Memories

I am about to get married and my fiance and I are starting our own Christmas traditions. So, it got me to thinking about all the wonderful holiday traditions I grew up with. I have an amazing family and looking back there are so many special memories and things that I experienced as a child. […]