Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Random Christmas in Missouri:

The Arch!
Nice to see you big guy!
Traditional favorite, Ham Cream Cheese roll ups.  ...Now I am hungry.
Traditional Breakfast stop - The Waffle House.. Gotta get me a fix of the GRITS (Dawna where are you when I need you?!!)  My sister Dawna, Diane's daughter from Florida made me my first grits.  It was love at first bite.  Now I get them only once a year in Missouri.  I am sure I could scout some out here, but it would not be the same as a midwest or southern cook!

Another must stop: Steak N Shake.  The next time we are there I will order the half and half and take a pic.  It is a tall glass filed with milk shake goodness that is half banana and half strawberry or chocolate.  Looks sweet!
Part of Karin's owl collection.  I just love this little guy.  He is placed on the entry table to greet you once you arrive.  He waves hello, has a Santa hat and holds a wreath.  Too cute.
Great BBQ.  We always order the sampler at Bandana's BBQ!  You can't go wrong with any of it.  The ribs were especially tender and fall off the bone good this year.
Cheryl's mouth watering wonton appetizers.  You will want more, and more and more of these.
Another family member!  I love Cheryl and Kurt's new chair, it is covered in large poppies.  Nice!

Okay, now we are talking!  Chik fil A!  The flash cook the chicken in peanut oil.  (until Conrad gets re-tested, he eats the grilled cheese)
They have only one of these in Washington State by my research, it is on Western Washington U campus in Bellingham.  We have talked several times of trekking up there... Never get to it.  I think we are afraid to be disappointed that it is not there or closed, etc..  The chicken sandwiches are addicting.   So every Christmas, one stop for sure.

Karin's impossible pumpkin pie. Yummmm!

Scott and baby Lilly.  Scott's niece Katie's brand new baby girl.  What a sight.  Check out the little booties.  Precious.  He is happy here, but I can tell he was a little awkward and stiff as a board not wanting to disturb the baby.

Carolyn invited us to the Museum of Science to the Star Trek travelling installation.  Since a month or so before we went to Missouri Scott and Conrad had been watching Star Trek and New Generation, Conrad was so thrilled to sit in "Kirk's chair, and on the bridge of the New Generation.  We also were on a transporter.  All of the costumes were so neat.  Uhura's costume was so small.  Most of them were small, except of course the Romulan costumes.  It was cool to see the Enterprise in various sizes all over and "run abouts."
Nice wreath.  A gift I gave this Christmas was the glittered deer ornament that she placed inside this wreath.  Looks great!

Carolyn's Lemon Merigue Pie! Wow.
Ro and Charlene gifted Conrad a microscope. He could not stop looking at butterfly wings, money, leaves, hair, you name it.  Greatest gift.
Ahhh to relax at the holidays.
Thesse are great too.  Cheyl's recipe.. I need this one.
Ro's daughter I believe gave this to them as a gift.  I had to take a pic it is neato.
Not in the mood aunt Kim.  Someone was tired,

The game apples to apples was fun.
Traditional Christmas Eve dish, the "Sputnik"  Ham and chees with olive or pineapple kabobs.  You just pick and eat and chat!
Missouri Museum grounds

Just look at the meringue on this!
This picture bummed Scott out as we did not get a chance to get to IMO's pizza this time.  Next time IMO's, watch out we are coming.

The grounds of the Museum again.. Love the statue.

What would Missouri be if Conrad could not visit the world famous "Bigfoot"
I love how this picture turned out.

Bev's Christmas morning mini cherry cheescakes. 
Santa says hello and goodbye on Charlene's door.

Missouri is always fun and full of traditional goodness that never let's us down. We are always filled with the warmth of Scott's families hospitality, love, and kindness

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