SSS,Thankful & Recipes

Before I get started I want to share that another SSS pkg has been delivered to Rebecca Belle her SSS exchange partner really is trying to make the rest of us look bad put some thought and heart N' soul in the gifts she sent-I was moved to tears by a story that was shared-I know you are all busy trying to get ready for Turkey day but if you have a minute stop by Rebeccas place and see what all she got from her SSS partner.


Today I am sharing a few reasons/things I am Thankful for and a recipe

Family-it's the tie that binds us and I am so Thankful for all of you

Friends-my life would be so empty without you

Freedom-that I have a choice

Ice Cubes-yes Ima iceAholic

Hugs N Kisses-they make my world go round

Beans-not the kind you eat but my beans Abby,Reese & Jessica-you drive my batshit crazy BUT you are the reason my heart beats and smiles everyday

mr gp-no other woman could ask for a better husband

Bloggy friends-I have met and made some wonderful bloggy friends these past few months, I hate to be a name dropper but deb my mornings would be INCOMPLETE without you and ymess,amybo I could NOT have made it through sss without your help,jilly you crack me up daily,tiff you have taught me so many new swear words and your love of 'the robster' is unparalled...I know thats just a few of the bloggy friends I have made and I would be here till next Thanksgiving listing you all Just know I am Thankful for each and every one of you...

Here is a fantastic Thanksgiving appetizer-I am pretty sure it is listed on every recipe website but I found it from the Pioneer Woman

Olive Cheese Bread

French bread, green olives, black olives, green onions, butter, real (not
low-fat or fat-free-like helmans) mayonnaise, and Monterey Jack Cheese.

1 regular can whole black (ripe) olives

1 6-oz jar pimiento-stuffed olives

2 green onions

¾ pound grated Monterey Jack cheese

½ cup real mayonnaise

1 stick butter, softened

1 loaf French bread

Chop black and green olives. Slice green onions and give them a once-over with a good sharp knife.

Combine green onions and olives with the softened butter, ½ cup mayonnaise, and

grated Monterey jack cheese. Mix thoroughly. Slice French bread in half lengthwise, then spread

mixture evenly over the halves.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until thoroughly melted and starting to turn light brown
and bubbly. Immediately cut into slices, blow on the yummy goodness-it’ll be hot, then taste the best Olive Cheese Bread you’ve ever had in your life!


My MIL makes this next dip/spread and it is awesome uh huh!

Cream Cheese Spread

3-8oz pkg cream cheese(bring to room temperature)
1 stick butter(I like land’o lakes, again bring to room temp)

cream both together


1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 pkg Hidden valley ranch dip mix

Mix well and put in a shallow dish. Top with Cracked pepper(if you like pepper use a lot) and allow to chill for at least few hours so the flavors are absorbed(best to make the night before -however if you are snowed in a ski lodge and drinkin zimas-feel free to indulge as soon as it’s made). Serve at room temp with pretzels OR slice a french baguette and toast the slices, then spread over the bread-Oh my gosh it is so yum-yum!


I hope you all have Safe,Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving

My confession for today: I am soooo gonna gain 50lbs this holiday season


  1. Neither of these are diet friendly so I'll pass for now. Maybe someday.
    And you make my mornings too. Don't know what I'd do without ya!! OMG!! I will have to go back to work in January - that's not fair. That will suck - dammit!!!!

  2. the recipes sound great! quick, easy and yummy. oh, and i am with you... i am SO going to gain 50 lbs. in fact, i am already well under way.

  3. Awww I love you too Georgie!!! And I'm glad i could help your vocabulary. And thanks for realizing my true love for Rob. Some don't want to accept it but it is what it is. And a true friend like you can accept me with all my fucking flaws. Oops sorry! Have a great day and I love ya!!!

  4. Thanks again for organizing this SSS - its so fun & exciting & in my case - touching!!!

  5. Thank you! I needed a new appetizer recipe for tomorrow, you just gave it to me with the Olive Bread!!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Georgie! (((hugs)))

  6. I don't cook much but, I may have to try this olive bread.

    Or maybe I could just hop over to your house for a sample;)

  7. What a nice post . . . we all have so much to be thankful for this time of year . . . gotta try one of those dips!! I signed in just below you on SITS today . . . hope you have a great Turkey Day!!

  8. Great post! I loved your Thankful list! Thanks for sharing those great and easy to do recipes!

    BTW, I'll see your 50 lbs. and raise you 5 more! LOL

  9. I will be thankful & happy later....right now I'm just stressed out.

    Awesome appetizer. I am making it tonight!
    We all love you too! I love all my new friends as well!

  11. Thank you for the recipes and for the warm fuzzies on the SS exchange. I loved participating. You all did an awesome job with matching and it was a pleasure to shop for Rebecca-Jo.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm truly grateful too.

  12. Wow. My gift officially stinks that I am sending! LOL
    Happy Tday!

  13. I'm grateful for the time you've spent organizing the SSS. THANKS!

  14. Great recipes! I'm printing them off!

    Thanks for doing the SSS exchange. It's been fun!

    You really are a bright spot in an ordinary world!

  15. Love your thankful list, and love that people are still passing around the olive bread recipe. When I was in the 8th Grade (what seems like eons ago), my home economics teacher showed us how to make that exact same recipe! You wouldn't think mayo on bread would be good, but it is so yummy. I might just have to make it for old time's sake! Have a great holiday!


  16. Hey! You were the top blog recommendation on my Google reader today! Woo Hoo!

  17. thank gawd you got the cooking gene! the recipes look good!

  18. Happy happy turkey day!! Thanks for sharing the recipes! I'm sooo making these & my fam will be soo impressed : )
    Your "batsheet" comment cracked me up!!!

  19. Happy Thanksgiving Georgie!!!
    i got my SSS gift yesterday and I blogged about it. hehe. so take care hun and thanks so much for hosting this years SSS. it was a blast. i dont think my comment will link my site so just in case it is http://ColleenMarie.org

  20. P.S. Thanks for the recipes. I made the cream cheese one last night for today :)