Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Countdown to Christmas.....

Yesterday was caaa.raaazzzz.eeeee.

As is the custom, because we've done this exactly twelve one year in a row, my granddaughter and I, with JJ in tow, made our way to HEB to pick up the final ingredients for our traditional, signature, Christmas pile of goop Rice Krispy Treat Wreaths.

We needed everything but ribbon and marshmallows.....for real. And when all was said and done......


This was the damage done to Grandma J's social security check Roth IRA, or better known as my estate. and just in case you think I'm a prudent shopper the coupon savings is $1.48, not $148.


Of course, we bought some stuff for dinner, because we would still be working on our Christmas Wreaths well into the evening hours....and because my grandson knows I make the best babyback ribs evah!!



This is the assembly line.....waiting for the finishing touch.


This is the Director of Traditional, Signature Christmas Wreaths...sitting for a photo op putting the finishing touch on the project.


By "finishing touch"....I mean just that!



Here is an up-close look at what Middle Daughter will be passing out to her co-workers and the doctors she works with. She is such a suck-up! considerate, generous person.

Merry Christmas!

15 comments:

Baby Favorite said...

VERY cute!

I'll be home all day if she'd like to drop one off here. ;-)

Cool Breeze said...

They look awesome, but I didn't see one labled "Cool Breeze"?

heartshapedhedges said...

Very nice Middle Daughter! Now I am hungry for some baby backs and a weath!

BTW, our Christmas gifts arrived yseterday Grandma....The kids boxes are under the tree, since my stuff wasnt wrapped, (and because in typical Grandma J style, you had already told me what you got me!) mine are not under the tree...both fit nicely, and my clean floors thank you!

I peaked at the kids' boxes, to help determine what they will open tonight (a Christmas Eve tradition - that My Honey doesnt like - of opening one gift on Christmas Eve)...they'll be opening Jammies...so they can wear them to bed! They look adorable!

Your gifts were actually mailed off this morning, no kidding! Merry Christmas.

heartshapedhedges said...

BTW, too bad you werent on our Polar Express Journey (yesterday's blog)....you wouldnt have believed how distraught Pooper was when he realized the train was travelling slowly, through farm land!

Anonymous said...

I see you bought Stewart's cream ale. I love cream soda. Yeah, and bacon bits and sour cream so you had baked potatoes? Maybe you had loaded mashed potatos.
Now, I'm hungry.

Colin

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Those wreaths are beautiful. You're very talented.

BAby back ribs? If I hop a plane right now I should be able to make it for supper. Set me a place at the table.

Merry Christmas Eve.

jlo said...

What a great idea!! Should have posted that sooner so we could have copied!!

Deb said...

They are beautiful! I've never seen these rice krispie wreaths before...
Now I'm hungry...
Check out my give a way....

Grandma J said...

HSH, glad you liked the gifts. The stuff not wrapped where extras so they weren't wrapped.

Jlo, I meant to do a post last week when I made wreaths for the Christmas potluck, luncheon, party here at the compound but I forgot to take pictures. No, I didn't go to the party, I just sent a contribution...too much flatulence and gum-slapping there for me.

If I can get a head count, I'll make you one next year.

CGS said...

Merry Christmas! Love, Meghann, Cooper, and the hubby!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The wreaths are so cute...your talents are just endless. Babyback ribs???? My Favorite!!!!
Merry Christmas!!!!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Those look awesome, what a great idea! I may have to steal that for next year (if I remember, that's a long ways away).
I love me some baby backs..YUM!
Merry Christmas!!

Grandma J said...

FYI, the wreaths are about 12-14 inches across. You can make individual ones too (great for classroom projects). I use 3" RIBBON. There are a zillion different rice krispy shapes like the cookie monster, pumpkins, shamrocks, red hearts. very simple.

Merry Christmas!

The Incredible Woody said...

Can I learn your secret to ribs?? They are Vol Fan's absolute favorite!

Cortney said...

Those are VERY cute! A very nice tradition. I could handle some ribs about now!