Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Morning Ham & Swiss Rolls

Family recipes and traditions are my favorite.  Every year for Christmas morning, Mike and I go to his parents' house, and about 5 years ago, his mom started making these delicious rolls.  They're super easy to make with the use of refrigerated dough, and you can even use leftover ham (if that's one of your Christmas Eve eats!).  We've kept the tradition going, and each year, it's us kids who make these after we open presents.
1 cup finely chopped cooked ham
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 chopped green onions
1 1/2 teaspoon mustard (yellow, honey, dijon - your choice!)
1 package Crescent rolls
1 egg

1. Preheat the oven the 375 degrees.
2. Combine the ham (we asked the grocery store deli to very thickly slice their maple honey ham, and it was delicious), cheese, green onions, and mustard in a bowl.
3. Unfold the rolled dough and spread out each triangle.
4. Spoon about two tablespoons of filling into each dough triangle and fold it up so that no filling can escape.
5. Whisk the egg with a teaspoon of water, and brush onto the top of each filled roll.
6. Bake the rolls in the oven for about 12 minutes or until golden brown on top.
And a furry cat photo - just because!  Let me know if you make these delicious goodies!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Wish List

Happy Monday, y'all!  Did everyone have a great weekend?  We had a bunch of friends over for a fantastic brunch party, went to an ugly sweater/karaoke party, and, of course, got some golf in while the weather was nice.  I've been finishing up my Christmas shopping over the last week, too, and I've shamelessly been adding to a little wish list for myself.  Every Christmas, I love seeing what other bloggers are lusting after, and after a few ideas from their lists and some window shopping on my own, I've put together my own dream list with a little from every category of my life:
The kitchen: Kitchenaid spiralizer & glass mixing bowls

Get outside: beach cruiser & black Nikes

A night out: Lilly Pulitzer Sophie dress & Kate Spade studs

Blogging fun: black letter board

Winter warmth: Mermaid blanketKate Spade navy blanketPineapple pillow & Kate Spade navy pillow

For the vanity: Urban Decay naked basicsUrban decay vice lipstick paletteCoastal Kelder ring dish & Essie Winter mini set

Linking up with Sarah and Victoria!

What are you wishing for this Christmas?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Here Come The Holidays

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Celebrations big or small, we love having something for which to toast.  This week, it was successfully hosting our first Thanksgiving in our house.  The prepping, the shopping, the cooking, the cleaning: it was all worth it to have our family with us this year.  But now, I have to say, I'm exhausted (and sick of turkey).  This weekend will be all about the transition to Christmas, and I've been cooking up new recipes without turkey.
To make our everyday occasions a little more special, we have Sutter Home Family Vineyards.  Whether it's making my favorite shrimp scampi with Sutter Home Chardonnay or enjoying a glass of Sutter Home Pink Moscato while Christmas crafting, it's always the perfect time for a glass of wine!  They have 65 years of experience and have been family-owned for three generations.
I like to start small when it comes to holiday decorating.  Am I the only one who gets super overwhelmed fumbling through all those boxes packed not-so-well last January?  Right on top this year were the Christmas ornaments.  Without having a tree yet, I have a great use of the ornaments to add a little early holiday cheer to your table: a DIY wine glass centerpiece.
You will need: a base (I used a wood slice from the craft store), four wine glasses, and a variety of Christmas tree ornaments.
To assemble your centerpiece:
1. Turn three of the wine glassed upside down, onto the base, and place a few of the ornaments in them.
2. Arrange the three upside down wine glasses in a triangle, and stack the fourth wine glass on top.
3. Place more ornaments on the upside down glasses to create a design you love!
4. Find the perfect spot for your centerpiece to enjoy throughout the holidays!
I love the variety of Sutter Home Family Vineyards.  With our centerpiece in place, we had the perfect his-and-hers dinner.  I love the affordability of Sutter Home because Mike and I can each get a bottle that we enjoy, and with so many different varieties, there is something for every taste!
Cheers to the success of Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas season!
Looking for even more holiday ideas? Check out more Sutter Home creativity (I love the DIY wine bag and tablescape inspiration) here!

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