|It made me nervous to see him up so high on a ladder.|
|I forgot to put on the porch lights, it looks better with them on.|
|I have no idea why Boogs has crazy eyes in this photo.|
|Boogs decided he wanted an autograph and a photo with Merlin, although |
he did say that Snow White was his favorite character. Later, he said Robin Hood was his favorite.
|Fruit Christmas Tree - fruit toothpicked to a plastic wrapped styrofoam cone. I used cookie cutters on the cantaloupe to make stars and gingerbread men.|
|Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter - everything except the bell pepper garland was eaten.|
1 lb penne rigate
3 T olive oil
8 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
28 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained and some additional fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
1 pint heavy cream
4 T butter
1/2 cup basil, chopped
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup vodka
Cook penne al dente and drain.
In skillet, heat olive oil and saute garlic and crushed red pepper
Add tomatoes, heavy cream, and butter - simmer until slightly thick
Toss pasta with sauce, basil, vodka, and parmesan
Serve with additional cheese and freshly ground pepper
We really enjoyed having everyone over. It was the first time we used the fireplace on the back porch. It was so cozy out there with the fire when the drapes were pulled closed.