Kelly’s Scraps

The Every Day Musings of Me

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving November 21, 2007

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I love getting ready for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. I love planning a big menu and spending half the day in the kitchen cooking, and then finally sitting down to a wonderful meal with family. So today I am making one last dash to the grocery store to pick up a few more items and then the holiday cooking, eating, and making merry will commence!

Here is one of my favorite appetizer recipes–everybody in my family loves these little sandwiches!

Ham Delights

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 packages Pepperidge Farm party rolls
1 8-ounce package sliced ham
1 8-ounce package sliced Swiss cheese

Melt butter with onions over medium heat. Stir in poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard and cook until onions are soft. Slice each package of rolls in half lengthwise. Spread cut sides with butter mixture. Layer bottom halves with ham and cheese. Replace top halves and wrap in foil. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Happy Eating! 


En Garde! November 19, 2007

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Alex just completed an eight-week introductory course in fencing. On Saturday, the kids got to do a “real” tournament with competitive epeés and scoring machines. He had a great time and even won one of his matches! I wish that we could work fencing permanently into our schedule, but it’s just not going to happen right now. Hopefully, Alex will be able to take this course over again at some point and then continue with lessons. Here is a picture of him doing a great lunge:

Alex Fencing


My New Toy November 18, 2007

Filed under: General — Honeysuckle Hill Crafts @ 8:38 pm

I’m so excited about my new toy–it’s a Crop-a-Dile! I have been eyeing this little baby for a while, but I am really hesitant about buying new tools. I have to convince myself that it’s worth the money before I buy. But today I had a 40% coupon so I took the plunge. The Crop-a-Dile looks like a hole puncher on steriods. It can punch holes in just about anything and can set eyelets in a jiffy. I am hoping to use it to make mini-albums, which is one of my favorite things to do. Here’s a picture:


I’m going to go play now!


Welcome November 16, 2007

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Welcome to my blog! This time I really, really, really intend to keep up with it. I have started a personal blog several times only to let it slip by the wayside. So here it goes (again)!

Since our house is now finished, I have slowly begun to scrapbook again. I have moved most of my supplies into the new office and I am finally getting organized. Here is my latest creation:

Balloon Heads

Alex and Margaux had a blast playing with those long, skinny ballons that can be twisted in to all kinds of creations. Alex made everything he could think of, while Margaux made a matching ensemble.