Ted's random photo from Christmas Eve dinner w/ my daddy Maurice. We had ham. Do you stil have left overs from your holiday feast? Here's a recipe you can do with all/any leftovers...
Ted's stuff in a pan:
On his plate.. cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and ham..Grab a large pan, sray pam it/ or butter of margarine... brown up the cornbread and mashed potatoes in the pan and then add chopped up ham. Add your favorite seasonings.. garlic, pepper, whatever you like... cook up until a bit crispy w/ the potatoes.. put on a plate to eat. You can add your veggies, sweet potatoes, whatever your leftovers are to the pan.. cranberry sauce is good to add after it's on the plate on top..or the side which you like.
You could also do the Layered Stuff in a Pan..grab a baking dish and spray pam the bottom to prevent sticking. Layer the stuffing, then a layer of mashed potatoes, and add the chopped up ham...Veggies/sweet potatoe whatever else you have could go on top. Adding cheese inbetween and on top can rock too! Bake until a light golden brown on top/warm in the middle, since they are already cooked. ENJOY! If you're not into STUFF, then click here for some more leftover ideas!
Concessions and services continue to expand at Austin-Bergstrom. The opening of Annie’s Café & Bar bring specialty salads and sandwiches, burgers, and a full bar with live music. Ruta Maya has added another location to sell its organic coffee and tasty treats; what’s more, this one comes with a bookstore and live music performances every Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., now giving the airport 19 live, regularly scheduled music shows in 6 different venues. Lastly, Knot Anymore has got your back with a second location near Gate 7. Chair massages alleviate tired travel muscles, focusing on the neck, shoulders, upper back, arms, hands, and feet.
A new, temporary, fourth security checkpoint opened in November in east ticketing to help reduce security wait times. The checkpoint, operational only during peak travel times, provides four additional screening lanes, increasing maximum screening capacity from 11 lanes to 15.
Click here for more good times at ABIA. They ask that you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight due to heavy travel.
This virual video comes out of Siberia. This is what happens when you mix boiling water with -41 degrees. YEP NEGATIVE 41.. that can stay in Siberia thanks... BBBBBBRRRRRRRR.. They'd laugh at me there with my seat warmer on this morning driving into work. :)
Have a Happy Holiday! May 2013 Rock!
Click photo to find out what makes Rudolph's nose sorta Bright!
Ted and I went to the Trail of LIghts. It's been 2 years since it's lit up Zilker Park. Before that, we didn't have a chance to make it. So after living in ATX for almost 7 years (January 1st) , we finally experienced the Trail of Lights! It was a blast! If you enjoy all that is holiday spirit, then you must go! Grab the family, hop in the car and get in the Jolly Spirit. Celebrate the Trail of Lights blasting the beams again ATX!
Click here to get all the 411 on parking and getting around to the lights!
Click here to find out about the theme nights. Saturday night 12/22 it's Caroling night. An attempt to break a world record of most carols in one place will take place. Get ready to BREAK A RECORD ATX!!!!!
SUNDAY DECEMBER 23RD IS THE LAST NIGHT! DON'T MISS OUT ATX!
Here's just a taste of the many lights you will experience. IT ROCKS!!
I ran across this on the People Magazine site. They have photos and something special about each child and adult who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook shooting in Newton, Connecticut on Friday Dec 14th! You might want to grab a few tissues before you click here!
The folks on The Voice last night did a fantastic tribute to the victims. Such a powerful message holding up the signs for each victim. More tissues will be required to watch this.
For those mouring their loved ones, some comfort from Chicago came in the form of doggies! This is a cool story how the dog power can help w/ the pain and heartbreak. Click here for the story!
Have you ever done/ ordo you do this Holiday tradition w/ the Mistletoe? If not, would you? Some college students recently did a survey to find out if others would do it. There are peeps of all ages who took this survey. Over 8 million views of this video
26 Christmas trees where donated and decorated in honor of the 26 victims from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. My eyes tear up everytime I hear or see a story about the children and the adults involved in this massacre. My heart is also broken for their families and friends who have to deal with life without them. It's going to be a hard road to healing for many. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Funerals are starting up today for some of the victims. It's so hard to wrap your head around such a senseless loss of so many lives. It makes you appreciate every moment you have with your loved ones.
Here are the names of the victims (RIP):
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison N. Wyatt, 6
Rachel Davino, 29
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Nancy Lanza, 52
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Kerby Lane's Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are back for a limited time. They are AWESOME. I heard you can request Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll too! I know where I'll be getting some Happy Holiday Yummies in this weekend! My mouth is watering just looking at the picture. They really are AWESOME! Now we need to get them to make this a staple pancake like their yummy Gingerbread pancakes. MMMM..GOOOD!!!
Trail of lights is back! I haven't had the pleasure of experience. I'm looking forward to checking out the lights...one of my favorite things about the holidays. I did the Zliker Tree lighting for the first time this year. Enjoying all this cool fun holiday things to do in ATX.
411 on the Trail of Lights: December 16-23 open 6:30-10pm each night.
It's Free, but donations are appreciated. Click here for more!
Golden Globe nominees were announced. The big show is on NBC Sunday January 13 at 7pm central time, hosted by Tina Fey & Amy Poehler... double the funny trouble. I was scoping out the list and realized I haven't seen many of these movies. Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2.. Kristin Stewart/Robert Pattenson.. not nominated... But seriously.. I need to get on my movie watching. If this gives an idea for some Oscar nods, then I wil have no idea. WAIT... I did see Hope Springs..Meryl Streep is up for Best Actress- I haven't seen LES MISERABLES.. wait that's not out yet..NO FAIR!!!
Hold it!!!! Adele may get a Golden Globe to add to her collection of awards. She's up for the song in a movie.. 'SKYFALL/SKYFALL! She could get an Oscar too if this nomination carries over to the Golden Boy, which many think it will. She's up against hotties Keith Urban helped w/ music for 'For You'/ Act Of Valor.. Jon Bon Jovi's help with the song 'Not Running Anymore'/ Stand Up Guys... Taylor Swift's part in w/ 'Safe & Sound' Hunger Games (hold it I saw that MOVIE.. :) ).. Les Miserables 'Suddendly' finishes up the nominees for 'Best Original Song in a Motion Picture'... Guess I'll have to wait on that one when the movie comes out!
Check out the list. I've got a lot of catching up to do before January 13th and the Oscars coming..what about you! HHHMM..
BTW: Even though the show didn't get any love, American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) ,which it distrubingly ROCKS. I'm for Jessica winning this category!! SISTER JUDE.. CRAZY SCARY ROCKS!!
22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Stuff the Stockings this year with a the gift of music. The Tunes provided by local area artists. The cause.. HAAM. Health Alliance For Austin Musicians. The organization connects uninsured musicians with critical health services, and local artists lined up to contribute to this fundraiser. Their goal to make $25K to help keep our musicians healthy. Get the new Holiday HAAM JAM cd in your collection. Click here for more 411!
Glassdoor's 'Employee Choice Awards for 'Best Places To Work' winners were announced. It's decided by votes from employees. Click here for the Top 50!
Facebook came in #1 again for a second year in a row. Here's one of the employee reviews that got Facebook on top:
Pros –Facebook is full of extremely capable and smart people. The lines are very short, and it's easy to get a hold of the right person to talk to on any topic. There's no red tape, so it's really up to you to have a big impact on the product and the world. People who make a big impact are recognized and rewarded, regardless of their job title or level of experience. The company's leadership truly believes in Facebook's mission to make the world more open and connected. Teams are small and have a lot of autonomy, and it's amazing to see how much of a difference a single person can make at this place.
Cons –The downside having so much going on all at once is that it takes energy and discipline to stay focused on those things that matter most. You need to embrace this challenge to get the most out of your experience.
A list of the Top 10 Stand Up Comedy acts of 2012 is out! Tig Notaro, Live...John Mulaney, New In Town...Rory Scovel, The Half Hour.. and others. Click the photo to see the line up.
Interesting factoid about Tig's stand up: It came days after Tig was diagnosed with breast cancer and months after she was hospitalized for a different life-threatening illness and her mother died tragically.
Didn't catch the Grammy nominee show last night? Click the photo to get the entire list of nominees. A few honorable mentions..Jay Z, fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Kanye West lead with six nominations each.
Fun got nominations in all four general Grammy categories -- Album, Record and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist.
Also, Here's some Holiday Hair Cheer thought I would share: A not so new, new to me Holiday Song. I'm digging it!
The Beyond part of the store will feature Twilight jewelry just in time for the holidays. You can sport a copy cat/movie replicas of Bella's engagement ring from Edward. It's just one piece of several that will be part of the Twilight Sage Jewelry Collection at B,B & B! Cullen Jewelry and Wolfpack Jewelry They won't be cheap copy cats.. pieces start at $150- $3300. (Perez)
Click the photo to check out the line online BB&B!
Heads up on a new "Good For You' place to grab a bite, Snap Kitchen, a new location in Westlake. I have never tried Snap Kitchen. I'm going to have to check it out, especially with the holidays here.
Snap Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner items, along with snacks, salads, cold pressed juices and healthy desserts to go.
Snap Kitchen’s other locations are at The Triangle in North Austin, West Sixth Street and Lamar Boulevard, Research Boulevard near Great Hills Trail and at the Snap Pod on Congress Avenue downtown.
The newest store near FM 2244 and Capital of Texas Highway is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m to 9 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.