Merry Christmas 2017!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Let Your Heart Be Light, From Now On Your Troubles Will Be Out Of Sight, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Now!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hometown Ethnic Eastern European Traditions ~ Alpha, NJ


Although I am of PA Dutch/German, English, and Danish heritage I was taught by my mother's friend Anna aka Anky Penyak-Moyer to make homemade pierogies. My mother taught me to make stuffed cabbage aka halupki. 

To commemorate the Eastern Orthodox Christmas I made this Eastern European meal today. 


Six dozen of homemade pierogies.





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Having Fun On New Year's Eve With Family & No Alcohol!


 My husband Roger staying close to the treats!

 
Delicious finger foods and Sandwiches were on the Menu. Only soda and sparkling grape juice were our choices of libations. No Alcohol!
 
How many New Year's Eve Parties had a Cotton Candy Machine spinning out sweet treats?


I brought giant balloons for the kids to play with. They were the kind that have a rubber band handle to punch them back and forth.
 

 


We had so much fun playing games as a family. My favorite was the game that was like Pictionary where the person up draws pictures of words they are given by the game and the rest of the players have to guess what  you are drawing.


 
 The Boys were playing video games and Star Wars Light Saber Jousting.
 

 
 Then the girls were playing Just Dance

 Then they played the Syran Wrap Game that they saw played on Facebook.  Prizes are wrapped in a large package of Syran Wrap and dice are rolled as the package gets passed around to unwrap. When the person next to the person unwrapping the package rolls a double the package gets passed to them and the dice to the next person to their right. The prizes were candy and money.

Everyone had so much fun and we all ushered in the New Year 2017 Family Style!

 Our most gracious hosts Jami and Mike; my daughter and her wonderful husband!

New Year's Day At Our Home
A New Year's Day Family Traditional Dinner
 Roast Pork, Two kinds of Sauerkraut, and Mashed Potatoes.