Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Blog All About It

This is a new challenge is created by Herding Cats & Burning Soup 

January's topic is Winter 

I'm not a huge fan of winter. I grew up in Idaho so winter was always frozen cold and snow. I actually hate the snow it's cold wet and it makes traveling harder when you have things to do. Thankfully I live in beautiful California where our weather is chilly down to the 20's on a bad day but most of the time it's light jacket weather. Right now it's 41 with a high of 68 and mid 70's by the end of the week. I can see the shorts coming out in the next few weeks. 
I did have an amazing winter adventure.

I had a great moment's this winter from Squadron Christmas parties to family parties. We attended my husbands Christmas party at the Budweiser brewery they had a lovely jazz band. Lots of good company, food, we had games. 

I baked 4 cheesecakes for the family Christmas Eve party. Another night of good family, food and even games. I do love every chance I can get to bake for the family and this year after 2 cheescakes wasn't enough I baked 4 this year. 

On Christmas day I baked my first Prime Rib. I was a little nervous but everyone said it was very good. My little girl who's super picky even ate it. I did decide that I'm not a huge fan of fatty meat and next year I'm going to start a new tradition for Christmas dinner. We will see how it plays out. 

I decided in 2018 that I would become a wine drinker. I know that sounds kind of weird but everyone I know loves to drink wine and I would like to be able to join in. So far this is my favorite wine that I have tried. I may just be a fan of pink mascotos but I'm going to work my way up to red wine. 
I have lots of blogging, reading, crafty plans for 2018 which happens every winter. I spend a couple months planning and starting off the year with a bang.

Almost a month into 2018 and the winter is quickly turning into spring here. Onto a new year. 


  1. Oh how I wish it was turning into Spring here! I've had enough of the cold...

  2. Those cheesecakes look amazing!
    Prime rib looks great. Well seasoned. If you cook it in pan with a drip tray (or put wire cooling rack in there), a lot of the juice from the fat will melt off. Especially if you use a lower temperature and longer cooking time. MIND YOU, I'm no master of indoor cooking. But I know how it turns out when cooked over a fire, and the same principal seems to apply. Just be careful, as if the liquid overflows, you can end up with a grease fire.

  3. Look at all that delicious food! I live in California too and I'll gladly keep my winter weather. LOL

  4. Sounds like a pretty nice winter :) The party sounds lovely, too! I'm not much of a wine drinker, either, though pinks can be pretty yummy. Hope you find some nice reds!

    Thanks for joining in on the prompt challenge!