Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

IMG_2759e Maisie awoke very excited this morning hoping that Santa brought her the one and only gift that she asked for and wanted, a locked diary. 

IMG_2761eMaisie really never asks for anything and in her mind thought that she would get her diary from Santa and that would be her gift so she was surprised to see, what to her, seemed like so many gifts under the tree.

IMG_2768eMaisie was delighted with what Santa delivered, a perfectly pink locked diary.  I know that it looks sparse under the tree and like we’re Scrooge but Maisie honestly does not want things and rarely plays with toys so it’s difficult to find gifts for her.

IMG_2769eThough she didn’t want anything beyond the diary, such a good girl couldn’t just get one gift for Christmas so she also received a new leotard, some fun “girly” things, perfume, lotion & lip gloss as well as some “Maisie safe” candy.  Maisie adores Barbie Movies so she received three, Barbie in the Nutcracker, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas and Barbie in A Christmas Carol.  Yes she loves Barbie movies but can’t be bothered with the dolls…or any doll for that matter.  Her final present was a gift certificate for a series of horseback riding lessons which I am going to take with her.  Maisie loved all her gifts but her favorite and the only one she’s been playing with all morning is her locked diary.  

It was a nice Christmas morning and we’re looking forward to a relaxing day and hopefully what will be a delicious Christmas dinner.  Hope that everyone celebrating is having a wonderful Christmas.

A big thank you too for all the wonderful cards, pictures and family updates which were sent to us.  We love seeing, reading and displaying every single one and maybe one of these years I’ll get my act together and get some cards out…yes I say this each and every year…

Served last night at our Christmas Eve dinner and leftovers will be served with our dinner today were my favorite and totally awesome Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream.  Click on the picture to be taken to the recipe. 


Please also take a look at some other recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook including: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter and Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro.



  1. Merry Christmas! Maisie is such an interesting girl - so special. :) I'm glad she got the locked diary she wanted so badly. And I certainly don't blame you for wanting to put a few more gifts under the tree for her, too. Hope you have a fabulous evening.

  2. Okay, maybe I had to giggle a little bit at how high up your tree starts, making the gifts below look a tad... Sparse? (Keep in mind, the plethora of gifts under our tree was for ten people, so that's why it looked like quite a lot.)

    So glad Maisie got her locked diary. What do you suppose she wrote in it!

  3. Yay! She got her diary - she must have been a very good girl this year! Maisie needs to have a little talk with my girl about not asking for presents. Ahem. But we won't get into that - LOL! Merry Christmas to you!!!

  4. In Hawaii. Been here since the 14th. Be home the 30th. Looking forward to catching up on blogs

  5. Looks like a great Christmas!


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