Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 12/28

1. Share something you loved about your Christmas Day.

Something I loved about my Christmas Day, aside from the family time, was my new Rachael Ray lasagna pan and pots and pans!  I can't wait to start cooking!

2. You get to put five items in a time capsule to be opened in 100 years, what items would you choose and why?

I have absolutely no clue on this one!   I thought about some examples of technology (iPod, smart phone) because in 100 years they will be so obsolete and funny to look at.  Then, I thought about some pictures or something from my blog.  Basically, everything I pick just seems like something everyone else would pick and today I feel like being an original.  This is too hard for this early in the morning, Joyce!

3. What do you like on a cracker?

I like crackers.  Lately, I've been eating a lot of cheese balls on crackers.  But I am always up for marshmallows and peanut butter, too. 

4. Do you make resolutions at the start of a new year? How'd that work out for you this past year?

I don't really make resolutions, because I never keep them.  Instead, I try to focus on goals, asking what I would like to accomplish by the end of the next year, and do what it takes to make those goals.  Though one of those is always lose weight and I rarely make the kind of progress I want to make on that front.

5. What's a song or song lyric you'll associate with 2011?

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end..." -Semisonic.  Okay, so that's not a new song or anything, but thanks to the movie Friends With Benefits and the fact that this was a year of endings and new beginnings for just about everyone in my life, it fits. 

6. How will you ring in the new year?

I'm not 100% sure, but I am guaranteed dinner for my brother's birthday at my parents' and then I think I am going to hear a band play with Amber maybe.  My NYE is usually pretty low key, and that's perfectly fine with me.

7. What is something you look forward to in 2012?

Assuming she waits until 2012 (which at this point it looks like she will), the thing I am most looking forward to is meeting my niece, The Divine Miss M.  The doctor told my SIL that at this point, because of M's size, if she goes into labor they won't do anything to stop her, but either way she will be here before the end of January.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Today is my little sister's 21st birthday!  There will be a celebratory post to follow, but I just don't think I can mention it enough!  Happy Birthday, LuLu!


  1. My Rachael Ray lasagna pan is one of my favorite things in my kitchen. Her pots and pans are almost just like the KitchenAid ones I have, and they are awesome, too. You'll love them. I scorched something in the bottom of one of the pans, turned it over the sink and it fell right out. No damage!

  2. I've never tried Rachael Ray's kitchen items, but have heard they're great.
    Happy New Year!...and happy cooking!

  3. I have Emeril L pots and pans and they are awesome. I've seen Rachael Ray's in the stores, and have heard great reviews. Have fun cooking!

    Congrats on the upcoming arrival of your niece.

  4. Happy Cooking in 2012! And happy birthday to your sister too!

  5. Happy cooking we checked out Rachel Ray's cook ware then bought Paula Dean's but color does not match new kitchen so may return. Happy Cooking!

  6. There's a little well-kept (or not so well kept) secret about making easy lasagna. You don't have to boil the noodles first. Given enough time, they will soften from all the moisture in the sauce and egg/ricotta mixture so all you have to do is bake per box directions. You could make the lasagna before bed, put it in the fridge and bake it when you get home from work the next day.


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