Happy Christmas Everyone! =)

Hey ya’ll! My name is Heather and I’m 23 yrs old, and this will be my 3rd year participating in holiday_wishes! I’ve had a blast every year that I’ve done this and I love being able to play someone’s Santa Claus. =)

I’ll be moving into my new apartment on Dec 1st, so I ask that if you do see fit to send me something to please wait to send it so that it doesn’t get there before.

Well, guess it’s time to get my list up too! Haha

1) Mail! Since I’ll be moving soon it’s always nice to go to my mailbox and not pick up a bill. Christmas cards, post cards, stationary, blank cards, letters, drawings, whatever you feel like sending.

2) Anything with a turtle on it! I am infatuated with turtles! =)

3) Anything from my wishlist.
My wishlist

4) Anything handmade, I love getting things that people take the time to create. I love wrist warmers, leg warmers, scarves, dreadfalls/hairfalls, artwork…if you like to make it I would love it! But I do live in FL so cold weather is a joke to us. lol I would also really love a caricature of myself and my fiance together to hang in our apartment, but I can't afford to pay an artist for one.

5) Hair accessories! I love the chopsticks to put in my hair and I always run out of elastics, the ones without the metal part preferably. Hair clips are fun as well, but my hair is so thin that a hair pin could hold my hair back just fine =) But with my #4 I’ve always wanted dreadfalls but I don’t know how to make them.

6) Gift bag/Grab bag/Surprise me! =) It could be anything! Candy from your country, things you’ve made, cool socks, I don’t know! Throw anything into an envelope or box. Old or new, doesn’t matter.

7) Dog toys! My “puppy” (he turned a year old last September but is a horse! Haha) loves chewy squeaky toys, ropes, rawhide bones, balls (we have a chuck-it and tennis balls fit lovely in it), anything that is hard to destruct on the first go-round. He had a rope when he was smaller that had a bone wrapped around the middle for him to chew as well, and that lasted awhile but we can’t find them anymore. =/

8) Donations to my Paypal account. Anything would be appreciated! I'll be moving into my apartment soon (12/1/09) and all the money I make will go directly to bills with enough money to put in my car for gas to get to work, so any amount will help keep my family and puppy with food in our bellies =)

9) Recipes! I don't eat red meat or pork for personal reasons, and my fiance does. Preferably I would like chicken/fish recipes, but if you have any like "hands off" meat recipes those would be good too! (Like marinade for X minutes then throw on the stove or grill haha I don't know)

10) I would love some followers on my blog 101 in 1001 Days! I almost forgot all about it recently, and would love to keep up with it much much more!. Any words of encouragement, comments, I can even copy everything over to LJ if it makes it easier for someone to follow. I want to be able to accomplish this on time. =)
http://firevgoddess.blogspot.com/
http://community.livejournal.com/101in_1001days/
(I decided to make it on LJ as well because it is easier that way =)

My address is! *drumroll* hehe

Heather Marczynski
825 East Cypress Street Apt A821
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

and my email is hmarz8 @ live . com (without the spaces of course)
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Hey - you may want to edit your post - I think you meant to say "please wait to send it so it doesn't get there before"?
*HUGS* You are THE best! I love those biscuits and could never find the recipe to save my life.

I think you have just given me the best dinner ideas for Christmas and a lifetime and I know my fiance will love you when he sees the eggnog recipe. (its his favorite but I cant drink it without some Sailor Jerry's in it =)

Please link me to your post so I can see what I can do for you =)
Tasty non meaty recipe :)
Penne with butternut and sage

ingredients
1 lb peeled butternut squash pieces
1 small onion, quartered
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 oz finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1 cup) plus additional for serving
1 lb penne rigate

preparation
Process squash and onion in a food processor until finely chopped, about 1 minute.

Heat butter in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then add sage and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add chopped squash mixture, water, salt, and pepper and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until water is evaporated and squash is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano and remove squash mixture from heat.

While squash mixture simmers, cook penne in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander. Add 1/2 cup cooking water to squash mixture, then add drained pasta, tossing to combine.

Thin sauce with additional cooking water as desired and serve pasta with additional cheese on the side.

I have a card with your name on it, ready to be mailed closer to December 1st :) Mail is wonderful, and I love sending snail mail!
I have a recipe for you! It's called Christo's pan.

(four servings)
one pound potatoes, sliced
one can chopped tomatoes
one onion, chopped
three cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
one tablespoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
four chicken fillets

Mix together everything except the chicken and sliced potatoes. Coat an ovenproof dish with either butter or oil and place all the ingredients in the dish with the chicken at the bottom and the potato slices at the top. Sprinkle generously with olive oil. Roast in oven at 175 degrees Celsius (347 degrees Fahrenheit) for 45-50 minutes.

Hope you like it. :D
I cook like a bachelor, but here ya go:

Chicken Pockets-
Take the 'pilsbury' style crecent rolls, a can of flavoured condensed soup (cream of chicken, cream of broccoli, cream of asparagus are my favs) some chopped broccoli (cooked either in the microwave or use leftovers works best) or other veggie- and then chopped chicken breast (again a leftover one or one cooked in the microwave or griller is fine)... take the ingrediants and mix them so that you have a paste (don't add water to the soup) and plop a couple tablespoons of it onto one triangle of cresent roll, and maybe a sprinkle of shredded cheese- then lay another triangle of dough on top, and make a little 'pie' by pressing down the fork onto the dough edges. Bake at whatever the rolls package suggests, untill the dough is cooked! Everything else is pre-cooked, so when you're done, it's quick and yummy, and works for leftovers!

Also, you can scramble almost ANYTHING into eggs for a quick and filling dinner- kilbasa-type turkey sausages, pizza toppings (no joke, just scrape 'em off the pizza when you have leftovers!), or any kind of cooked rice dish... add some chopped mushrooms, onion, or broccoli... and some frozen cubed potatoes (Or cut up a leftover baker) and sprinkle cheese when you serve it- and WOOSH, and awesome 'breakfast dinner' scramble!
bachelor cooking is amazing! The random things I ate back in college were a blast and to think I never thought of this! I love cold pizza and I always take the toppings off hehe

thank you!
For 'hands off' red meat/pork? Buy one of those "george foreman" grills... almost ANYTHING can be slapped on those things, and grilled till it's cooked, and slapped on a plate- sprinkle some 'meat seasoning' or something if your man is picky- but we prefer them without it.

It is also AWESOME for grilling veggies, but if you separate out your cooking surfaces, then buy two- and mark one for veggies only. We have two because then we can grill both at once. O:)
Ive heard those are good for cooking...*thinking* maybe my mom will part with hers since she doesn't use it that much hehe
My puppy is part black lab and part pitbull/bulldog =)

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He's definitely a ball of energy haha and thats putting it lightly! But he's a good boy and we've never had any trouble with him, aside from coming home and finding magazines and paper cups shredded all over the place lol =)
so an ex-bf and i had a thing with turtles and i was just looking through my stuff the other day, wondering what to do with some of the turtle stuff i've acquired...i'll send them to you! i also might be able to get something for your puppy, from my puppy Roxie :)

AND i'll follow your blog from mine: http://lovedandbeloved.blogspot.com/

happy holidays!
turtles! YaY! You are awesome thank you! What kind of dog do you have?

Link me to your list and I'll try to return the christmas cheer =)
drop me a pm with your addy and ill drop a card in the mail for ya :)

also put your email in there and ill send you some recipes
We love this recipe....it gets made at least 2 or 3 times a summer!

BEER BUTT CHICKEN

Drink half Empty half of the contents of a can of beer and add 1/2 cup barbeque sauce. In a small bowl, combine: 1 t. dried basil, 2 t. paprika, 3/4 t. salt, 1/2 t. onion powder, 1/4 t. garlic powder and 1/4 t. black pepper. Mix well. Rub the spice mixture over the chicken. Place the cavity of the chicken over the beer can so that the chicken is sitting on the can (legs down). Place the chicken and the can in the center of the grill. Cook 1 to 1 1/4 hours.

VARIATIONS
1. Empty half of the contents of a can of beer and add 1 small diced onion and 2 diced garlic cloves down into beer. Spice Mixture: 1 T. paprika, 2 t. chili powder, 1 t. oregano, 1 t. salt, 1 t. pepper, 1/4 t. cayenne pepper, 1/2 t. garlic powder and 1 T. packed brown sugar. Rub mixture inside and out. Proportions are for 2 chickens.

2. For the rub part, use 1-2 t. black pepper, 1 - 1 1/2 T. Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning and 1 - 1 1/2 T. coarse ground garlic with parsley.

3. For the rub part, use 2 T. hot sauce and 2 T. Cajun or Creole seasoning mix. For the beer can, combine 1 t. onion juice, 1 t. garlic juice, 1/2 t. soy sauce, 1/2 T. Worcestershire sauce and 1 T. hot sauce. When chicken is almost done, combine 1/2 cup barbecue sauce and 2 T. vegetable oil and warm. Brush the chicken with mixture and cook for an additional couple of minutes.

4. For the rub part, use 1 T. dried basil, 2 t. paprika, 1/2 t. onion powder, 1/2 t. garlic powder and 1/2 t. black pepper. For the beer can, empty half the beer out and add barbecue sauce.

TIPS:
· A 6-7 pound chicken should cook about 1 3/4 to 2 hours. A 4 pound chicken should take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
· Try Michelob Honey Lager beer.
· Use hickory chips.
· Brush chicken skin with melted butter.
· Inject bird with a Cajun marinade and refrigerate for 6 to 7 hours before cooking.
· Put an extra hole in the top of the beer can with a church key.
I can grant 1 & 10:

Adding you to my card list and I am now following your project journal on LJ, such a cool idea!