Dec 26, 2005

Preparing For The New Year

I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday with your families. We had a great time filled with lots of food and fun. My camera ran out of batteries and I just replaced them today so expect more photos in the days to come. I also have a new newsletter that will be coming out on a bi-weekly basis starting the first week of January so be sure to sign up! The form is to your left.

I have a few more fun things in store starting January such as guest bloggers that will be sharing some great info with you. Also, in an effort to get the New Year off to a healthy start I will be participating in Sweetnik's Antioxidant Rich Foods (ARFs) Tuesdays. This is an event in which food bloggers will share recipes on Tuesdays containing one of the top 20 Antioxidant Rich Foods. The list consists of:

Small red beans (dried)
Wild blueberries
Red kidney beans
Pinto beans
Blueberries
Cranberries
Artichokes (cooked)
Blackberries
Prunes
Raspberries
Strawberries
Red Delicious Apples
Granny Smith Apples
Pecans
Sweet cherries
Black plums
Russet potatoes (cooked)
Black beans (dried)
Plums
Gala Apples


Now, back to the holiday chat... :) On Christmas Eve I prepared (as my children call it) a "Mexican Feast". This meal consisted of Narissa's Mexican Egg Rolls, Burritos (beef and potato), Calabacitas and Refried Beans. I made enough to last for two days so it was nice to sit back on Christmas Day and just enjoy my family without having to cook. I also made a double batch of the Sweet Potato Muffins from last week to put in the freezer because my girls can't seem to get enough of them. I have a couple more recipes that I hope to squeeze in this weekend such as gingerbread cookies and shortbread. I also want to make a risotto. Let's see if I can get them all done before Monday!

6 comments:

paz said...

Your Mexican feast sounds mouthwatering.

Happy New Year!
Paz

Michele said...

Thanks Paz! It really did turn out great, I'm bummed that my camera lost power right when I was about to take pics. (Note to self... buy extra batteries!)

Happy New Year to you as well.

Cate said...

Your Mexican Feast sounds awesome!

Michele said...

Thanks :) I was actually planning to include two more dishes but just ran out of time. It was great though, we really enjoyed it.

sailu said...

Sounds delicious,Michele.Happy New Year!
Would love to share and learn more about Antioxidant foods!

Michele said...

Happy New Year to you too Sailu! I hope you will participate in the event as well, there are so many great recipes to make with these good-for-you foods.