Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And Five Pounds Later ...

Hello again! We finally wrapped up our company Christmas card distribution yesterday. Holy smokes, sending out more than 2,000 signed Christmas cards is quite the undertaking. Thanks to our consultants in Houston, the project went smoothly and the cards got out on time.

Personally, lots of good things have been happening. I'll start where I left off: Friendsgiving! My wonderful employer distributed turkeys to all employees a few days before Thanksgiving. Unlike the SB Ham that sat in my freezer for a year, I had immediate plans for my turkey. The guys fried it up and delivered a delicious bird, especially considering it was everyone's first attempt. The ladies each brought side dishes, most of which were cheese related. What can I say, I hang out with a smart group of gals. The menu included Amanda's Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole, LJ's Green Bean Bundles, Lauren's Homemade Salsa and Corn Casserole, Nancy's Spinach Salad, My Mac n Cheese and Hot Corn Dip and a cake and a pie compliments of Michel and Laura. So yummy! Thank goodness my grandmother isn't a tech-savvy blog reader because I have to say Friendsgiving was more delicious than Nana's traditional servings. Here are a few pics:

The side dish queens! Thanks for the good eats, ladies!

Walt and Ty carve while Jonathan sneaks a turkey wing!

Our glorious bird ... being carved on the pretty platter! This makes people like me (perfectionists) stroke out.

Despite his turkey fingers, I grabbed Ty for a quick pic!

Thanks to everyone for making the first annual Friendsgiving a success. And in honor of the event, I'll pass on my Mac n' Cheese recipe that the boys loved so much. It's so easy and guaranteed to make the husbands happy!

The Best (and Easiest) Mac n Cheese

1 box elbow macaroni
1 stick of butter
1 can evaporated milk
1 pound of velveeta

Boil noodles 7 to 8 minutes.
Drain noodles, leaving in 1 cup of water.
Mix in butter, evaporated milk and cheese.
Heat until blended.
Pour into glass baking dish.
Cover with shredded velveeta, if you wish.
Bake on broil until top is brown.