Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Monday, October 28, 2013


Here are the pics from our MEGA fun night of wonderful creativity and delicious food and treats at Mel's house. These were the cards we created:

Mel's favors and decorations:

Our outstanding server (Mel's husband) and the food:

WONDERFUL Port Wine from Trader Joe's

Shari's Berries - YUM!

Pork Loin Roasts - DOUBLE YUM!

Mel was kind enough to share this AWESOME recipe plus her scalloped potatoes recipe:


1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled cut up and thinly sliced
1 medium yellow onion, cut into thin strips
2 T packed brown sugar
1 T mustard
2 cloves  of minced garlic
1 t dried rosemary
1/2 t dried thyme
1 Hormel Pork Center Cut Loin Filet (Original) 24oz

Salt and pepper to taste

Saute sliced apples and sliced yellow onions with garlic infused olive oil until al dente.  Stir in brown sugar and mustard.  Set aside.

Combine garlic, rosemary and thyme in a small bowl.  Cut lengthwise down the roast almost to, but not through, bottom.  Open like a book.

Spread apple mixture evenly onto one side of the pork roast.  Close halves; tie roast at each end and once in the middle with kitchen string.

Rub the spread on the top side of the roast.  Cook for 1 1/2 hours at 350 or until center reads 155 -160 on a meat thermometer.  I usually go until it reads 165.  I get nervous about doneness with pork and this recipe seems to lend itself to staying moist and tender.  


4 medium to large potatoes sliced
1 large yellow onion sliced
1 large can of Cream of Mushroom soup

Layer the sliced potatoes and onions in a casserole dish.  Mix the can of mushroom soup mix and milk (filling half the large can as a way of measuring).  Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 or until desired doneness with the potatoes.

Kim's New Toy!

Katie made that cute little milk box favor of all of us, too!
I gave it to my lovely MIL and she loved it!

....and a few more Halloween cards I made in years past:

Finally, this is the birthday card I made for my dear son this week:

I LOVE these SU circle thinlet cards!!!