December 24th, 2013

Christmas Eve Shopping!

Tomorrow’s Christmas!!!

Is all your shopping done?

If not, these are my favorite go-to gifts – E-gift certificates!

Just print them out, put them under the tree and voila! Everyone’s happy!

They get to pick their favorite steak gifts and you look like a superstar. Win-WIN!

A few clicks and your friends and family can pick their favorite steaks, roasts, sides, desserts – even entire meals!

Merry Christmas and to all a good night!

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December 17th, 2013

Holiday Entertaining Tips: Don’t Start a Beef While The Beef is Cooking

It’s time to be festive, right?

So why spend time this holiday season squabbling with cousin Mabel over that $11 she still owes you from 1974?

Holiday Entertaining Tips

While that luscious roast is in the oven, here are my top 10 holiday entertaining tips to pass the time with the fam INSTEAD of arguing:

  1. Drink wine.
  2. Talk about how big the kids are getting.
  3. Brag about the 92 Billy got in Home Ec (I believe they call it “Skills For Living” now. :))
  4. Drink more wine.
  5. Discuss the menu so anticipation can build.
  6. Avoid the topic of politics at all costs.
  7. Lay out your plans to make 2014 “YOUR YEAR.”
  8. Drink some more.
  9. Brag about your kids again (no one will remember – see #1, 4 & 8).
  10. Be sure to tell your loved ones how happy you are that you are together!

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December 27th, 2012

Holiday Steak

THIS was Christmas Eve dinner.

We are spending the holiday in the Cayman Islands.

And THIS is how you do steak Cayman-style. A Kansas City strip in the Caribbean.

What wonderful meals did you prepare for the holidays?

Anything made with love surrounded by family and friends sounds delicious to me!

Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!