Friday, December 04, 2009

Proof that I read your comments

First, I'll address Amber who requested a post dedicated to my favorite Christmas songs.
In no particular order:

  • Baby I't's Cold Outside - I'm a fan of the original, with Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams from one of my all time favorite movies. But I have probably 5 different versions of the song. Thatboy and I do a rousing rendition that brings down the house.
  • The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks (obviously)
  • You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft
  • Heatmiser and Coldmiser - I have no idea who sings these, but they're from my favorite Christmas movie, "the year without a santa clause"
  • Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby and David Bowie
  • Melekelikimaka - Bing Crosby
  • Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
  • Christmas in Killarny - Bing Crosby
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLaughlin
  • Last year, Thatboy and I went to New York City the first weekend in December and while we were attending Avenue Q, the cast members were selling a cd called "Carols for Cure" to raise money for We purchased one and it is currently my all time favorite Christmas cd. It features the cast of every show on Broadway last year singing a Christmas (or Channukah) song. I love every song on the cd but my two favorites are:
* I Wonder As I Wander - The Broadway Cast of Spring Awakening
* Christmas In My Mobile Home -The Broadway Cast Great American Trailer Park Musical

Second - I'm using y'all as a sounding board. Inspired by Laura's 560 song mix, I was inspired with an idea. How would you feel about a holiday mix exchange? Different than your typical recipe exchange or ornament exchange, participants would each make a mix cd with their favorite holiday songs and then send it to some one else. What do you think? Would you be interested? And this could be done one of two ways to protect privacy. Option 1: I could collect the names and addresses of everyone who wants in and match them up, then email you with the address of your match to send the cd. Option 2: if it makes you feel safer, you can all send me the cds and then I can send them out to your match. In the comment section let me know if you'd want to participate and whether you'd rather option 1 or option 2.

And for those of you who HATE Christmas music, and only tune in for the pictures and recipes, well I wouldn't want to disappoint you.

Slaw Burger
  • 1/2 cooked brow rice
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup cole slaw
  1. Combine rice, ground beef, and taco seasonings and form into two patties.
  2. Grill patties over medium high heat until cooked through (about 10 minutes)
  3. Top each burger with 1/4 cup coleslaw.


  1. Maybe the reason my cookies have not been turning out is that I need to crank up the Christmas music and get in the mood.In the meantime a burger and slaw will take me back to warmer weather.

  2. The CD mix exchange sounds great. From: a long time lurker.

  3. Hey that's a gorgeous photo. And I don't even like slaw!

    Count me in for a mix. Although I'll be hard pressed to settle on favorites. My daughter was trying to make me decide on a favorite holiday song and I just flat out could not. It drove her crazy.

    Have you heard Aimee Mann's Mr. Grinch? Excellent cover.

  4. Oh, that is a good list!! I like. :)