Cheesecake Factory 2015

We enjoyed our Christmas Brunch at the Cheesecake Factory at Cumberland Mall.DSCF4676 DSCF4678 DSCF4680 DSCF4681 DSCF4684 DSCF4685 DSCF4686 DSCF4688 DSCF4689

Terri’s ornament was first out of the box.


But it was soon stolen by Cindy. So Janet opened again.




Bird Thief.


Both Julie and Terri opened new gifts.


Kim stole from Cindy.  No more steals for that ornament.



Cindy opened gift number 2.  But then Janet stole that after Nancy S. Stole her bird house ornament.



Gina closed us out by keeping a wonderful pair of birds from Nancy P.



Blue Ridge Spa Weekend 2015

Another fabulous trip with the Birds!  Kim organized a trip to Serenity in the Mountains Spa.  Recipes to come.  Photos for now.

Fiesta night with make your own dang quesadilla bar.

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Terri’s Charm School now accepting applications.



Magic Baskets from Kim and Gina.




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Our favorite game Left, Right, Center.  We had another round of cash and white elephants.


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Pecan Crusted Quiche by Gina and Southern Living.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
¾ cup chopped pecans
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chicken broth
¼ cup mayonnaise
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
½ cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
¼ cup minced onion
3 drops of hot sauce
¼ cup pecan halves

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Add oil; stir well. Firmly press mixture in bottom and up sides of a 9-nch deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool completely.

Combine sour cream and next 3 ingredients; sir with a wire whisk until smooth. Stir in chicken, ½ cup cheese, onion, and hot sauce. Pour chicken mixture over prepared crust. Arrange pecan halves over chicken mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Yield: 8 servings


Hash Brown Casserole by Gina.


The moose it toting some fruit while munching on the quiche.


Whoa buddy, you’re dropping a berry!


Without Julie.


Without Gina.


Departure group photo.  Till next time, ladies!