Sunday, December 27, 2009

Post Christmas wrap-up, no gift wrap required.

We had a joyful Christmas celebration with the family.  It was Toby's first Christmas and by the end of the night,he was totally wiped out!

He found this spot himself.

I was finally able to give the Rings Around quilt to it's intended recipient.  I wish I had taken a picture, but I can tell you he really seemed to appreciate it.

Our family decided a few years ago to exchange a small gift with each branch of the family.  This year, our gift was  "soup in a jar".  We started out with these ingredients:

Then measured and layered them in the jars, until we had these:

Which eventually looked like this:

All you have to do is add water, and it makes a wonderful pot of  "Pasta e Fagioli",  aka  "pasta with beans".    One of the layers is sun dried tomatoes, which really infuses  it with flavor.  How do I know? I made a test batch the week before Christmas, and it was really good, so one of the jars managed to stay home with us.

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  1. Your Toby looks a lot like our Suzi. Suzi hasn't had much interest in our trees.

    I like the idea of soup in a jar. It might be good to have a few jars in the pantry for easy dinners. No planning necessary.

  2. That soup looks good. I made pasties today and stocked the freezer. So, I won't be cooking for a few days. Toby looks so cute. Pets just seem to find the best place to snooze. Karen

  3. It looks like Toby has decided he can live with Christmas after all. Your soup jars look great, I think the way y'all do that sounds like fun. Enjoy the rest of your holidays, take care.

  4. Toby is so cute. He obviously enjoyed himself. Soup in a jar is a great idea.

  5. Susan in Fort WorthJanuary 1, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    I just found your blog and just love it. You do beautiful quilting. But most of all, I love Toby!


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