Friday, December 31, 2010

The End of the Year :)

Tonight was the last year of 2010, and I don't know about you, but I am not going to miss it.
From my dad passing away, to my health not being the best, to opening my eyes to things I was in denial about, and then we ended our last day of the year at a funeral.
My daughter's ex boyfriend's dad passed away. We all went to his dad's funeral to be there for him. I always teased him that he was like the son I never wanted. But I would be proud to call this boy my son.

Tonight we celebrated by staying at home and enjoying the company of my hubby, my girls and friends Sharon and Jim. We enjoyed cards, even if I didn't win.

My hubby had is yearly drink. Its called a "Black and Tan". It is gross, but then again I don't drink any type of alcohol, never did like the taste of it.
His drink is made with Harp ale and Guinness, then you pour it so the dark beer floats onto of the light coloured beer. He is so proud of himself when he makes this. I have a few bent spoons from him doing this.

We enjoyed Cornish hens for supper. Hubby was in charge of cooking them. Only thing is he didn't check the weight and we had to keep putting them back in the oven. We didn't eat until 9:00pm, lol. We stuffed them with dressing. Here is a funny conversation Kristy had with Sharon.
Kristy: Why is there stuffing in the butt. This is just not right.
Sharon: Because the juices from the bird adds flavour to the dressing.
Kristy: Who was the person that thought Oh lets shove this into the chicken's ass so the stuffing has more ass flavour.
I laughed so hard, I almost spit my drink out.

Then we talked about the tail end of the bird. Kristy asked about this. I told her when I was young I loved this part of the bird because it is crunchy. My dad asked me why I liked the "popes nose". (still don't know why he called it that). He then asked, you know what that is don't you.... Nope.
Its the part of the bird that goes over the fence last.......(blank look on my face, I am sure). He proceeded to tell me its the birds butt flap.
Last time I ate that sucker, LOL.

Wouldn't you love to be at our dinner table, teehee.

When the clock stuck midnight, I opened the front and back door of our home to let the old year out and to welcome the new year in.
So here is to 2011!
Looking forward to the great experiences, and new friends that this New Year will bring to my life.

Hope your New year is one full of Happiness.



  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR Tracy, all the best to you and your family for 2011.
    Tracy x

  2. Happy 2011!!

    OOh I love Black and Tan - but what sacrilege serving it in a Millers mug!! Shame on him LOL

    As to popes nose - we call it Parsons nose - and it is my Mum's (and her sisters) fave bit - they fight over getting it!

    Here is all you need to know The pygostyle is the main component of the structure colloquially known as Pope's nose, parson's nose or sultan's nose. This is the fleshy protuberance visible at the posterior end of a bird (most commonly a chicken or turkey) that has been dressed for cooking. It has a swollen appearance because it also contains the uropygial gland that produces preen oil. Some people consider it to be a sweet and tender delicacy when cooked, whilst others might consider it rather greasy.

  3. Happy New Year! So sorry to hear that you had to attend a funeral, but it sounds like the rest of the day was a good time for you and your family. I have to admit, never heard of it called "the pope's nose" either! Hope the new year brings you lots of wonderful things.

  4. my grandaddy loved the pope's nose...but I think it is a Canadian or English description, cause you say it to an American and yep, you get the blank look. Happy a Great 2011..

    cool date tho huh?? 1-1-11

  5. Sounds like you had a fun New Year's Eve! Love the conversation 'bout the cornish game hens and the stuffing! After losing my sister this year, I would have to agree with you - Good Riddance to 2010! Happy New Year!

  6. Oh geez, Mike drinks black and tans, yuck! He and our neighbor were drinking some kind of sipping beer last night that tasted like bourbon, double yuck! I like the crispy skin on the chicken, mmmm yum, even if it is just burnt fat! I like that you opened the doors to let one year out and another in, I'll have to try that! Happy New Year!!

  7. Tracy
    Happy New Year!!
    Your dinner table conversation sounds a lot like ours. (sure we aren't related?)
    It's good to laugh at our troubles and I hope 2011 is trouble free for you.

  8. Happy New Year Tracy, I hope this year is a good year for you. I have enjoyed your blog this year.

  9. Hope 2011 brings you much more happiness and health! Have a happy new year!

  10. i hope 2011 is better for everyone :D

  11. Happy New Year Tracy! All the best to you and your family!

  12. Love the conversation of your daughter :0) Dinner talk at my house growing up wasn't so proper for outside company until you knew us. Fun times!

  13. Have a Happy New Year (though belated now XDD) and I hope 2011 will be much better! I too found 2010 to be a year I probably won't miss.

    As for the story-my face was blank. LOL. I laughed so hard, and I can say that I never did have that nor will now.
    Again hoping 2011 will be much better for you!

  14. OMG tracy, your family leaves me laughing so hard I almost pee my pants. LOL I know not to have drink in my mouth when I visit your blog. You guys are a hoot, or gma used to say a crack in the pants. LOL
    Happy New Year.


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