XOXO Queenie

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year!

Helllooooooo Sucias!  I'm back!  It has been awhile since my last post, but with the holidays & work I really had 0 time to be on the computer.  I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas & wonderful New Year because I know I did.  I've been dying to share my holidays with you so here are "My holidays in a nut shell"...I made my peppermint bark and spiced nuts for my co-workers.  This has become a favorite for both my co-workers now that I HAVE TO MAKE IT EVERY YEAR FOR THEM.  I also make it for my oldest son's teacher, piano teacher & violin teacher.

We did our annual Tamale making night with my in-laws.

The boys were super excited this year for Christmas & I LOVED every minute of making Mexican hot chocolate for them and watching Christmas movies, listening to them sing Christmas songs, getting excited to see Santa & watching them open up gifts was the icing on the cake.  On Christmas Eve we went to my Grandmas house where we just stuffed our belly's with yummy Tamales, cookies & Champurrado. 

I did my annual Christmas Breakfast, which was a hit (as always).

My hubby got me a Snowboard for Christmas (sorry no picture, yet).  I'm not a good snow boarder by any means, but I have so much fun doing it.  With all the great snow we recently got here in California I can't wait to hit the mountain w/my hubby soon.  My beautiful madre gave me a KitchenAid Mixer. 

This is the color I got, "Green Apple"
 I was so excited for this because I have been wanting one for the longest time.  I feel like a true baker now & I've used it so many times already, it is the best gift I've ever received.  I told the hubby using this KitchenAid and making all these wonderful cakes, pies & cookies, it has reminded me how much I REALLY WANT TO GO TO PASTRY SCHOOL...ahhh, one day.

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting, both made from scratch with my mixer for my sons birthday
Lemon Meringue Pie ~ the Meringue was so easy to make with my mixer & it came out beautiful!

The brother gave me an Anthro gift card, which I blew the very next day, hee hee!  I bought a shirt dress that I was dying for and was holding out for it to go on sale, but when I checked the website it was almost sold out.  So I sucked it up & bought it at full price (sorry no pic of this either, but I will do a review on the dress soon).  We ended our day with dinner at my in laws house.

The In Laws (this is immediate family only LOL)
 For New Years my hubby & I kept it very low key.  We were invited to a dear friends home along with my bestie & her hubby (3 couples total).  It was so much fun & relaxing to just eat, drink & be with close friends.

The Girls

The Boys

Cheers!  Happy New Years!!
I had a wonderful Holiday & I hope you did too!  I'm also glad to be back & catch up with all of my blogs. 

Till Wednesday Sucias!



Valerie's Junk Drawer said...

Now I'm totally craving some lemon meringue pie! That think is beautiful!

Miss K said...

so much fun! all that food has made me hungry!

Queenie said...

Thanks ladies!