Monday, December 26, 2011

TMI Tuesday - More Holiday Fun

For this week’s TMI Tuesday why don’t you tell us:
1. What was your favorite gift that you received (gift giving holidays Christmas, Hanukkah,Kwanzaa or heck even if you had a birthday in the month of December that can count)? 
My favorite gift was a necklace that I picked out from Chloe and Russell. My mom sent me a card that made me cry...that was a close second. She's normally pretty funny and light, but I missed being with her this year for the holidays. - Jules
I loved all of my presents I can't pick just one! - Gwyn
Definitely the video Gwyn and Jules made for me with pictures of us and all the beautiful sites in Hawaii. Gwyn sent it Christmas Eve night so it was the waiting for me when I woke up Christmas morning. It made me laugh and cry and miss them like crazy.  - Miranda
2. What was the most practical gift that you received? 
Soaps from Bath & Body Works. I love their hand soaps and it's a pain to go to the mall here and get them based on proximity. I appreciated that a lot! - Jules 
A huge beach towel that my mom gave me. -Gwyn 
A gift card to TJ Maxx from my sister so I can buy stuff for my new house! - Miranda
3. What was the silliest, most fun, crazy or impractical gift that you received? 
Chloe gave me a tin that she bought at school and inside it were plastic food items. She loved the tin, but didn't think to open it before giving it to me. The look of surprise on her face was pretty funny too. - Jules 
The re-gifted Hello Kitty pillow that I got from Chloe and her friend. I came home from being gone a couple of days and found it, fully wrapped with a card, on my bed. Jules told me it was an old pillow of Chloe's that she gave to her friend (because Jules was on a cleaning spree). Ha! Clearly that pillow belongs with Jules because it's now come full circle! -Gwyn 
My mom always gives the most random little things. This year one of my gifts was a business card holder with an enamel ladybug and flowers on the front.  It's cute but I didn't have the heart to tell her it wouldn't be replacing my dad's business card holder which I've been using since he passed away. - Miranda
4. If you had a special holiday meal, what was your favorite food?
We cooked up a storm here this weekend. I made a huge turkey dinner Christmas Eve, but my absolute favorite part of our Christmas meals is the Christmas morning Brie and Sausage Casserole. It is pure yummy goodness. Russell makes it every year and you can only have it once a year or you would die of a heart attack. - Jules 
I loved all of Jules' cooking this year! The casserole was sinful but delicious! I also really liked the nutella pumpkin pie!! -Gwyn 
We've been trying to shake up our holiday traditions so this year we did Feliz Navida and had a mexican fiesta dinner. My sister made this awesome crockpot mexican chicken that was delicious!
Bonus:  Share the recipe of your favorite food from the holiday meal. 
Here's the link. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/brie-and-sausage-breakfast-casserole-10000000403274/ - Jules
Miranda's famous mexican corn - Link
Bonus, bonus:  Whatcha doin’ for New Year’s Eve?
Not a damn thing but sitting on my couch and watching the ball fall with Chloe and Russell. Years ago, I was a bartender and a cocktail waitress and always worked on NYE. I would see all the amateurs come out for a big night of drinking and then think they could drive home. No way, no thank you! I do not go out on NYE, St. Patrick's Day, or Halloween. - Jules 
I'm going to Maui with McDreamy for the weekend. During the day on New Year's Eve we are going whale watching and that night we're doing dinner and drinks! -Gwyn 
I'm not sure yet exactly but I will definitely be hitting the town! I spent way too many NYE bored at home while Duckie slept. - Miranda
How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblogfrom your website!


  1. Gwyn, thank you! I loved cooking for you. Miranda, I wish you had been here!!! And, IF you MUST go out on NYE, PLEASE be super careful coming home. I hate, hate, hate it when the people I love go out on amateur drinking nights. ALL the idiots are on the road...really, I mean it. (My nod to Helen and Margaret!)
    - Grandma Jules

  2. Jules' brie and sausage casserole sounds great! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Enjoyed reading all of your answers. Almost anything with brie sounds delicious, heh. Happy Tmi Tuesday!

  4. Loved all your answers. :) Love the diversity.


  5. So glad you shared the sausage and brie casserole recipe. While I don't like meet I have several friends & family that would enjoy this.

    The Mexican fiesta for Feliz Navidad is a fun idea.

    Happy New Year Ladies!