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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6 comments:

  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.

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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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