I know I'm a whole month behind on this post, but just bare with me as I get back on track. Two days after returning home from Turkey, it was New Year's. The Fish Sticks would not let me forget the importance of following our New Year's traditions. We spent a great family day together and the girls helped me cook our traditional appetizer meal with punch to drink.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts and a cheeseball
The fun part was to incorporate some of our "loves" from Turkey into our celebration. Pomegranates were a must. Aunt Sara had packed a bag of these yummy waffle cone cookies in our bags that had caramel in the center.
And what would our post-Turkey celebration be without Turkish tea in our beautiful Turkish tea cups?
Daughter of the Most High who extends grace to me daily and is my Strength and my Song, mother of 6 wonderful Fish Sticks - soon to be 2 more, wife of the best-looking, most responsible, hard working, loyal and loving man on earth, farm hand to a pond stocked with fish, a bunch of laying hens, and meat chickens that don't stay around long before they end up on the table, a stray-now-family-member mutt, an energetic, rescued, TN Blue Tick hound, a Singaporean cat with no tail, a hamster and occasionally amphibians, insects and reptiles about which we have a 24 hr. "turn over to nature" rule, and house manager of cooking, wiping, swatting, smiling, laughing, cleaning, scrubbing, dancing and lots of lots of praying.