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Kelly's Korner 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes
Kelly's Korner is hosting her 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes so I thought I would join in!
Welcome to our home! It's Christmas time in Vegas!
There's snow on the mountain tops but not on the ground. It is cold here. 40-50 degrees in the daytime and low 30's at night! And we love it!
Our large Christmas tree is in the office this year. It definitely feels at home in there!
I decided to use our brown barn star as a tree topper this year. I also tried my hand at dried orange slices ornaments.
I wanted to put items around the house to good use like newspaper and shopping bags becomes wrapping paper and gift bags!
Kiana and Marcus gave us this ornament after their trip to Salt Lake City a couple of years ago.
Here's one our son made in Christmas Youth camp. It's my all-time favorite ornament!
Our son at 5 years old. Another favorite ornament!
Pinterest pins were my inspiration for this Christmas card tree!
I'm planning on purchasing some flame-less tea candles for the circle wall candle holder. It will be a surprise for my husband.
I really like this garland in our bedroom. The small tree was a bargain purchased from Eddie Bauer years ago for $10!
I love using chalkboards in the home. This one was moved to the master bathroom.
This one is on the living room area wall.
Our son, Marcus and I hanging out in his room. How do you like my penguin hat?
My husband, Charles striking a pose!
Thank you for stopping by for a tour of home! Merry Christmas!
When I'm short on time and still need to make dinner this is my go-to recipe. What's your go-to recipe?
Korean Beef with Brown Rice
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness)
salt and pepper
1 bunch green onions, diced (don't skip this!)
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown hamburger with garlic in the sesame oil. Drain most of the fat and add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red peppers. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors. Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions.
Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life topic for this week is desserts! Just in time for the holiday season!
Our family favorite desserts are cake and fry bread!
I first discovered the strawberry fridge cake on Pinterest, this summer. We love strawberries, cake and that's its kept in the fridge. I'll definitely be making it again!
Source: duncanhines.com via Rona on Pinterest strawberry fridge cake
Marcus and I first came across fry bread while living in Maine. There it's called fried dough. It's typically served at fairs.
I forgot about it after moving to San Diego but when he needed an American Indian recipe for a school project we came across our go to recipe!
Source: kingarthurflour.com via Rona on Pinterest frybread
2 cups white flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
Deep hot oil in frypan or fryer
Sift dry ingredients. Lightly stir in milk. Add more flour as necessary to make a dough you can handle. Kneed and work the dough on a floured …