Friday, December 21, 2007

Friends~and more~Friends

Good morning to everyone. Oh, I had a happy, busy week and I tell you it just flew by. Yesterday friends from high school came by for nibbles and on Tuesday Alicia and Tina two of the sweetest ladies in the whole world came by for snacks. We had little quiches, chips and dip, sweets and ribbon sandwiches.
Chop, chop, chop...........grate,grate,grate...........
Mix, mix, mix..............
Pretty,pretty,pretty.......... yummy, yummy, yummy...........
This is the recipe for the Ribbon Sandwiches. Just click on the picture and you can read the recipe perfectly. I always chop up a little more green pepper and grate more cheese too. If you do this you will need to add just a tad more mayonnaise. I also use about a can and half of the deviled ham I just think it makes a nicer sandwich. I use the thin sliced bread and when you are spreading the mixtures you don't need to go right up to the crust because you will be trimming the crust off. If you have an electric knife use it for the trimming and works like a charm. I hope you try these sandwiches they are pretty and so yummy...
Picture time. These are my friends from high school. Janice, Susan, (who was my maid of honor), me, and Marcia. We get together at least once a month for lunch and to catch up on the latest news. We all feel so fortunate to have friendships that have lasted for over 45 years. It's just been about three years since we all reconnected, and it just like old times. There are three others friends in our group but they couldn't join us yesterday...we missed you Jeannie, Judy and Sharon...see you in January.
Oops, I forgot to mention Lily is in the picture too...there she feels better since I mentioned her. Honey thanks for taking the picture, you did a good job.

Tomorrow we are going to see The Nutcracker Ballet and out for dinner....can hardly wait. To each and everyone have a most joyous weekend......blessings to all. Linda


bj said...

Oh, Linda, I know how wonderful it is to have friends from so many years back. I have some of those kind and, I love my new friends and love my old friends, as well.
The ribbon sandwiches sound delicious. One of my favorite things happens to be Deviled Ham.
Thanks for sharing....
hugs, bj

BittersweetPunkin said...

I enlarged your pic so I could see all the lovely gals...WOW...what a blessing it is after all those years to still connect with each other.That is wonderful!!
I love deviled ham too!! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

How amazing that you still have good friends from "a few" years back! You sound like you are having the best time, and I love the Nutcracker!

Enjoy all the wonders of the season!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Linda, How blessed you are to have those wonderful friends. I copied your ribbon sandwiches and can't wait to try them. Merry Christmas ~ Lynn

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for the recipe. I will try it.
How nice to have the same friends for so long.
Enjoy the ballet!

Teresa said...

I love the picture of you and your friends. I think it is so sweet that all of you have stayed in touch. :) The ribbon sandwiches look good. Your tree is beautiful! :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Linda, how lovely to catch up with special friends from the past. The ribbon sandwiches look delicious :) Jacqui and I also adore the Ballet, we try to go three times a year. The Nutcracker is beautiful, hope you have a lovely evening, do let us know how you enjoyed it! We will be seeing Swan Lake in March. The Australian Ballet Corps is wonderful, you would love it! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones Linda! Jenn and Jacqui

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Linda,
I seen where you stopped by. I am visiting a little bit. I have been shopping tonight to by some gifts for our girls. I have to get them all wrapped before they come home tomorrow afternoon. I don't know if I will have time to do anymore posting before Christmas or not. I have so much to do and very little time to get it all done. Thank you again for stopping by. I'm so glad you did. I do hope you will come back to visit. After Christmas, I hope to do more visiting and catching up with everyone. Take care my friend and it was so nice to meet you. May God Bless You and Yours. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" to you and yours from our Family.

Karen H.

Natasha Burns said...

Linda how wonderful you have such great friends and that you have kept in touch all this time! Enjoy your Christmas and I hope it doesn't get too cold for you!

TinaTx said...

Hi Linda! You ladies look like you had a great time! How wonderful that you have been frinds for so long. I haven't known my stitching buddies that long yet (maybe 10 years)but we have a great time together.
Your tree looks great!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Happy Holidays!

Deb said...

What a wonderful blessing to have been friends for so many years - and all the memories you have gathered together :-} I love that you make the effort to get together once a month - that's fantastic! Beautiful photo.

PAT said...

I love this post, Linda! I too, have several high school friends, I keep in close contact with, after 45 years, 46, this year. There is just something extra special about that bond!

I will have to try your ribbon sandwiches...they are so pretty and look delicious!!

Merry Christmas!

Kari & Kijsa said...

how fun to gather with long time friends! What a wonderful history y'all have together! And the Nutcracker- a perfect Christmas evening!

kari & kijsa

Nan said...

Enjoy the ballet.
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Jackie said...

I think that I am going to get a bit chubbier visiting blogs, everything looks so good.

So wonderful to have friends that you still connect with after all the years.

You have a wonderful Christmas.

Peace be with you.

ohiofarmgirl said...

The sandwiches look wonderful...I think I will save that recipe for a later date. Dianntha

Michelle said...


It looks like you had a fun time with your friends. Those sandwiches look pretty good~thanks for sharing the recipe.

Merry Christmas,

Country Cottage Chic said...

The little sandwiches look scrummy - something to add to my tea part selection!

How lovely that you are still in touch with your old school friends.

Wishing you & yours a wonderful Christmas!


Dona said...

Linda, Have a very Merry Christmas, I am going to try those sandwiches for tonite.

Penny said...

How wonderful that you have maintained those lovely friendships with those girls! Your sandwiches are pretty... I'll bet they taste even prettier! Merry Christmas!

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bj said...

I didn't get to make your ribbon sandwiches thru the holidays so I will try making them for New Year's. They have been on my mind ever since you told us about them....they sound so good! I love deviled ham!!
See ya

violetlady said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your post reminded me of how much I love tiny tea sandwiches and haven't made or eaten any in a long time. I think I will make some for New Years Eve. I also have a few friends from high school (and before). Old friends are such treasures in our lives.

Bren said...

Wow, that ribbon sandwich looks delicious, I am going to try that soon. I have never even heard of that sanwich before but it sounds just perfect to make for my "BUNCO" group.
Have you had any problems with your link? When you make a comment on my blog and I click it I can't get to your blog. Is it me ? Everyone else seems to find their way here ok, I have to do a search to find you. Just wondering.

I like your chop, chop, chop and grate, grate, grate. So cute.
I think it's so wonderful you have had the same friends for 45 years, old friends are just the best.
Have a great 2008, that rhymed.

:) Bren