Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year and Junkyard Garden Alpha

My sweet Mr. made me a delightful evening of delectable food - as follows!  It was a wonderful way to bring in the evening, being snowed in all by ourselves.  Here is what he made me:



He had the table set up so beautiful with glassware etc and candles and the "whole nine yards" (boy he hates these cliches!) 


These are pesto filled portabella mushrooms topped with toasted almonds - a takeoff on a recipe someone dear to us served recently!


Crunchy coconut shrimp - oh my, with a sweet pepper jelly.


Some exotic Indian food - nummy samosas and I'm not sure what the other items were but they were yummy with a spicy sauce.


Hummus decorated with edible flowers (thanks Sis!)  and sesame rice crackers - a perfect combo.


Salsa chips in tri color with homemade salsa.


Spinach pizza topped with peppery sausage.


Served with a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly!


And finished off with a delicious decadent pineapple/mango dessert.  And yes, he made it all and he did not even mess up the kitchen.  SUPER man!  A very memorable New Year's Eve.

Just waiting for our daughter to arrive, in fact have to finish her Christmas gift off so I will end off here.  Come back tomorrow to collect the third part of my Junkyard Garden Kit, as mentioned yesterday I have not changed the info in it since I had it posted at Sophia's so you get it "as is" - for personal use only, please and I would love to see how you use my kit!  Just send me a jpg and I will post your layouts here!

Click on the following preview to be taken to the download link for the Alpha!



  1. Wow - what an amazing meal your DH made! Love your Junkyard Alpha - thank you so much! Happy New Year!

  2. luck girl...that man sure loves you . Hope you and Mel have a great time ...thanks for the freebie.
    Hope to chat to you soon

    Happy New Years to you and Miles


  3. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Jan [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 02 Jan [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

  4. Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

  5. Hello SWEET Barb!

    I am running in and out quickly as I am LONG past my bedtime and I've been caring for my 8 and 10-year-old stepsons this week and have not had much computer time, but have been trying to get around to my FAVORITE ladies to wish you a VERY Happy New Year!

    How SPECIAL to spend a romantic New Year's Eve with your DH. I may have to wait another decade for that to happen, but we managed to spend some MAGICAL time together even with the boys in tow! LOL! I chuckle as I NEVER thought I'd be looking after young ones again, but I actually enjoy having them and they are SO well-behaved and don't put up a bit of a fuss when I remind them to say, "please" and "thank you" or to brush their teeth, etc. It is as if they await my "mothering", which is such a blessing as I NEVER try to be their mother as they already have one! *wink*

    I hope you are having a MOST wonderful visit with your daughter and I am sure you will be sharing with us afterwards!

    BEAUTIFUL photos of your Mister's YUMMY New Year's Eve cuisine! Oh my, SO many good things to nibble on! It does my heart good to see you spoiled so! He, he ... *big cheesy grin*

    How GENEROUS of you to share your LOVELY *Junkyard Garden* and I shall surely try to get back to snag it from you!

    Barb, thank you SO very much for ALL that you have shared with ALL of us in Scrapland and beyond this past year. May 2010 be a year FILLED with even MORE love, joy and laughter than the one before!

    Love and hugs,
    Linda :D

  6. WHAT a FANTASTIC HUBBY!!!!!!!!!!
    TY so very much!!!!!!!

  7. I loved reading your blog! Thank you for sharing your freebie goodies!!!! I bookmarked you and I will be back tomorrow to finish out kit and read more about your daughters visit!!

  8. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 10 post on Jan. 02, 2010. Thanks again.

  9. wonderful husband your have, thanks for the alpha

  10. I just have one question: Does Mr. Miles have a brother? LOL You are a very lucky lady to not only have a hubby who is thoughtful and considerate, but, a great cook, too! That is so sweet!

    Thank you for this lovely kit. I love eclectic-type of things.

    Happy New Year!


  11. thank mouth is watering looking at that yummy food!


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