Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Year's Eve Crop, Plus a Recipe and Giveaway

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By: Annie Chamovitz

From: The Cumberland Creek Mystery Series
Author: Mollie Cox Bryan
Book 2 Title: Scrapped

Soon it will be 2014. Hard to believe, isn’t it. We’re not big New Year Eve partiers, Mike and I. We usually sit at home and ring in the new year with two sleeping boys and a glass of champagne in front of the TV. But this year, Sheila’s having a New Year’s Eve Crop, which should be a lot of fun. Mike and the boys have their own plans and the Cumberland Scrapbook Club will be cropping until midnight.This is part of Sheila’s sneaky effort to keep Vera as busy as possible. We’re all worried about her. The divorce has been rough. Not only that, but she’s having to let go of her house because she just can’ afford it. She’s staying with her mom, Beatrice, while the apartment above her dance studio is prepared for her to move in. A young dancer has moved to town and opened another dance studio, which is seriously undercutting Vera’s business. Emily McGlashen is a brazen woman, who has pretty much come right out and said she wants to put Vera’s studio out of business.  Imagine. And Vera has taken it all very personally. So, she’s a hot mess right now.
Let’s hope that the New Year’s Eve Crop will help keep her mind off everything. Sheila’s going to have new products to show off an of course, there will be a lot of good food and drink. We’ll each bring something, of course. I’ve decided to bring my breakfast pie, which was a big hit with my family a few days ago. Here’s the recipe:

1 12- ounce carton cottage cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 3-ounce package cream cheese
2 eggs
1 cup bisquick
¼ cup green onions
2 eggs
¼ cup milk
1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
Combine the first four ingredients, set aside
Combine mix and onion in small bowl.
Combine 2 eggs and milk. Pour into mix.
Stir until moistened,
Spoon ½ dough mix into greased pie plate.
Spoon on cheese mixture.
Top with remaining batter.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake 375 degrees, 30-35 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.

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47 comments:

  1. Staying home and might have to try that pie, too. It sounds dee-lish!

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  2. A friend and I have an annual tradition. We watch "Plan 9 from Outrt Space", the worst movie ever made. Hey, we can watch good movies any time!

    Elaine
    flash29@sympatico.ca

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  3. My husband and I stay home, enjoy each others company, read, watch television and just relax!
    Lynn/MI

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  4. Since it is going to be 20 below here, I think we will be staying in.

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  5. my plans for New Year's Eve has been the same for pretty much all of my life.......staying home & watching Dick Clark's RockNEve!!!!
    Happy 2014!!!

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  6. Definitely staying home and TRYING to stay awake!

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  7. Hoping to bring in the New Year with my husband and daughter and to make the evening a special one...we're especially happy to be welcoming in a new year together this year. rencw@verizon.net

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  8. Staying home and trying to stay awake to see ball drop!

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  9. Recipe looks good celsaieh88@gmail.com

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  10. Staying home . And watching movies with my family.

    xzjh04@gmail.com

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  11. kim j
    going out for an early supper with my husband and then going home to watch movies
    kjohnson952@yahoo.com

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  12. I don't know yet what our New Year's Eve plans are. Last year some of us did a run/walk and that was a lot of fun. I don't think that is on the schedule this year as there is a baby around and not the runners that were with us last year. So most likely we will be staying in and some of us may be in bed long before midnight.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  13. Staying home. Neighbors get carried away with fireworks on NYE so I try to keep cats calm.

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    1. I have the same situation, Linda. My poor kitties get terrified and I need to keep them calm.

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  14. I would rather stay home as I have a hard time staying up late. I’ve always been an early-to-bed and early-to-rise person. However, neighborhood friends have invited us over. There will be card playing in one room, TV watching in another, and other things going on. Hubby loves the card playing. Soooo....I will go and stay until my eyes start drooping and just come home while hubby can stay until they throw him out. Win-Win!

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  15. Too many crazies out there-I'm staying home! I'll drink champagne have some fancy snacks and toast the new year with the furkids!

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  16. I stay home and celebrate quietly with family. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Stay home and relax, the dogs close to use since they are frightened of the noise. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I vote for a quiet night at home. We might stay awake until midnight!
    libbydodd@comcast.net

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  19. Wow. such a wide variety of plans. thanks so much everybody for your comments!

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  20. Stay at home, make a couple cheese dips and have a shrimp tray for my daughters and I, this year my husband will be able to join us, he usually has to work. We play games, have some Asti and hit the bed.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  21. It's going to be so cold here---way below zero that I think staying home and keeping warm will be the plan for the night. Maybe watch an old movie.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  22. Staying home...barbecuing steak and broiling lobster tails.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  23. We always stay home. People set off firecrackers in our neighborhood, which scares our dog, so we like to be home with her for that. Usually we either get a pizza or Chinese take out, watch a movie, and that's about it! No big parties for us. Happy New Year! csolinda@hotmail.com

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  24. We are going to watch dvds and order pizza.

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  25. Staying in and exchanging a New Year's gift at midnight!

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  26. my husband and I go to the VFW for prime rib dinner. Otherwise ,we stay at home and enjoy a glass of wine. I have never gone out on New Years Eve.

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  27. No big plans for New Years. We usually just go to bed at the usual time & miss it these days.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  28. Going to be with relatives to ring in the New Year.

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  29. My plans are to stay home and watch the New Year's shows on TV until I get bored or tired or both (probably around 11) and go to sleep. It's just another day to me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  30. I plan to stay home with my kiddos (3 and 7). I would love to relax and read a book!!!!

    Cara Dube
    caradube@bellsouth dot net

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  31. I will stay home. Go to bed reading a book at my normal time of 11 PM. Wonder if gunshots or fireworks will wake me back up at midnight.

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  32. I plan to bring in the new year with my family while eating finger foods and watching a movie. We may possibly play a few games.
    Happy New Years!!!
    Lori

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  33. Staying home and watching TV. I lead a very exciting life. LOL

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. I will be staying home, mostly because I dislike being in a pushing crowd of any kind. In my town, Vincennes, IN, we do a watermelon drop at midnight. Be sure to watch for the big SPLAT! LOL

    We grow lots of melons around here. I am not sure how they keep the watermelons until December 31st.

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  35. Usually we stay in but probably will be tucked in at the MIL's house this year. Wow, a watermelon drop...that definitely sounds different!

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  36. Staying home with my Mom & my son. Nice & cozy!

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  37. Staying home and making appetizers for midnight with my family.

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  38. Probably staying in with my honey. A quiet & relaxing just the two of us. Hope to make something special for dinner. It will be our first New Years Eve together. We knew each other back in high school and 28 years later fate brought us together. :)

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  39. We are staying home and watching a movie.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  40. My husband and I are having a quiet night at home. I spent years working in nightclubs, and though it has been seven years since I have worked in that sort of atmosphere, I still really enjoy just being with the man I love. :)

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I totally agree with Barbara T. I'll watch the ball drop on tv, then read for awhile. The gun shots and firecrackers will go on for a few hours so why go to bed?
    Happy New Year to You & Yours,
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. We will be spending a quite evening at home, probably watching a couple of movies cuddled up with the woodstove and the dogs :0)
    Happy New Year!

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  43. Playing with Fire by JJ Cook
    Stella Griffin is a Harley riding TN Fire Chief. Her family wants her to come back to Chicago, but she's not ready to leave. Another MURDER? That makes two and she wants to find out who-did-them.
    This book caught my attention right away. I did not put this book down till I was finished! I stayed up half the night to finish it. It was an interesting and exciting book. It kept my interest through the whole book. Great writer(s)and a great mystery.
    J.J. Cook has done it again, created a great story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries.

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