Happy New Year

From the Rag Tag crew behind the scenes….

We Wish You A Happy and Joyous New Year

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WeeWeed, Ad Rem, Tilda, Sharon, Patriot Dreamer, Ytz4Me, Stella, Menagerie and Sundance

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38 Responses to Happy New Year

  1. McKenna says:

    Gad, I love that Rag-Tag Crew! Happy New Year, My Friends! May 2013 hold more of what this country needs for strength! You are the Best of the Best!

    Sincerely,
    McKenna

  2. akathesob says:

    And Sandra and I wish all you great folks up in the Tree-House a very Happy New Year… And may 2013 be a site better than 2012 was.

  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Happy New Year.

  4. ctdar says:

    “And there’s a hand my trusty friend! And give us a hand o’ thine!
    And we’ll take a right good-will draught, for auld lang syne.”

    Cheers to a very Happy New Year to the Rag Tag Crew and Treepers everywhere!

  5. LouDaJew says:

    Happy New Year to Sundance and the crew. Hope it’s a happy one for George Z as well.

  6. fmhayes48 says:

    Californian’s are obligated to hold on for three more hours until falling off that fiscal cliff. Thanks to all of you, 2012 was much better than it might have been, and 2013 looks like we’re gonna rock ‘em and sock ‘em in POTUS town. Happy New Year to those of you who couldn’t wait for the West coast!!

  7. myopiafree says:

    A Happy 2013 – to all of you – for fighting for our freedom!

  8. ejarra says:

    A happy and healthy new year to all my CTH friends.

  9. allhail2 says:

    Happy New Year, everybody.

  10. janc1955 says:

    Happy New Year! Thanks for being here. :)

  11. Dawn Doe says:

    Happy New Year to all the Treepers!

  12. tnwahm says:

    I am here comforting my 6 year old because we missed the snow at Christmas. We were up at my parents in NW Arkansas and missed the snow by a few miles. It did snow however in Memphis. We left my parents on Friday and just as we were leaving, it started spitting snow. They ended up with a very nice dusting.

    I am sitting here ready to spit nails at the imbeciles in D.C. I have had it with them. What a bunch of lily-livered cowards. I’ve had it with the low-information voters who are more interested in which star is having whose baby than the future of their kids and grandkids.

    I’m scared to death of what HellCare is going to bring for my family ~especially my dd who had a kidney transplant last year~.

    I’m mad, but I’m not giving up the fight.

    “Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never – in nothing
    great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of
    honor and good sense.” Winston Churchill

    Happy New Year, fellow Patriots. Hang on, we’re in for a bumpy ride.

  13. maggiemoowho says:

    Happy New Year to All. Thank You “Rag Tag Crew” for all you do.

    “Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin

  14. justfactsplz says:

    Happy New Year to all of the rag tag treepers and to Sundance and crew. I am looking forward to sharing the new year nestled here in these branches.

  15. rumpole2 says:

    Our nine cats
    You decide who is who………..
    Dudie, Stinky, Forrest, Mama, Chubby, Gravy, Spike, Mimi, and Lt. Dan.
    (aka: WeeWeed, Ad Rem, Tilda, Sharon, Patriot Dreamer, Ytz4Me, Stella, Menagerie and Sundance)

  16. Joke & Dagger says:

    Happy New Year to all. Keep up the good fight in 2013!!

  17. Happy New Year, and God’s blessings and guidance for us all.

  18. ottawa925 says:

    Best to you guys in 2013 … watch history go by

  19. Chip Bennett says:

    Happy New Year, Treepers!

    So far, I have started the new year by baking muffins with my girls, and then making these for myself:

    (Low-carb, quesadilla ham-egg cups)

    I have one more dish to prep, and then all of the football-watching food will be ready to go.

    • Chip Bennett says:

      Guess I can’t include images in my comments. :)

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Those are BEAUTIMOUS, Chip!! :D

      • stellap says:

        Don’t forget the recipe – eggs are one of my favorite foods.

        • Chip Bennett says:

          Don’t forget the recipe – eggs are one of my favorite foods.

          I’ll do my best; this was an adaptation of a different recipe, and I pretty much just winged it.

          Here is the original recipe. I found the use of canned salsa and cheddar to be way too acidic. I’ve got a recipe for homemade quesadillas that involves sauted bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and roasted poblanos, and authentic Mexican cheese; I thought it would make for a good adaptation to the recipe. So that’s what I tried today.

          Preheat oven to 375 degF

          Ingredients:
          12 slices of deli ham (I used black forest; regardless, make sure it is sliced thick enough to hold the weight. I had it sliced at a setting of 17.)
          12 large eggs
          2 cups authentic Mexican cheese (queso quesadilla, asadero, monterrey jack blend)
          1 poblano chile, roasted* and diced finely
          1/2 onion, diced
          1 bell pepper, diced
          1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
          Salt
          Pepper
          Garlic powder
          Cumin
          Oregano

          (Other than 12 eggs and 12 ham slices, all other measurements are approximate.)

          Prepare vegetables:

          Saute onion, then add and saute bell pepper, then add and saute mushroom. Add diced, roasted poblano*, and season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder (or fresh, crushed garlic), ground cumin, and oregano. Remove from heat.

          Prepare ham cups:

          Liberally coat a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Trim ham slices so that they fit in the muffin cups (a little excess is fine), and then place one slice in each cup.

          Assemble:

          Place a layer of cheese in the ham cup, followed by about 1 tsp of sauted vegetables. Crack one egg into each cup, then top with another ~1 tsp of sauted vegetables, and a liberal topping of cheese.

          Bake at 375 until eggs are set, approximately 20 minutes.

          Remove cups from the muffin pan and serve immediately with fork/knife, or let cool slightly and serve as finger food.

          Other notes:

          I’ve found that 20 minutes yields a perfectly over-hard egg yolk. With some experimenting with time, you could probably get an over-medium yolk, though if you did, I would recommend eating them immediately.

          This recipe has a fair bit of prep work, but it is worth the effort (especially for the roasted poblano).

          If I were making this for a crowd, I would prep the entire thing the night before, and refrigerate overnight, Then pop straight into the pre-heated oven in the morning.

          * Roasted poblanos are incredibly easy, and are my secret ingredient for making anything taste more authentically Mexican. If you have a gas range, just place the poblano on top of the grate, right on an open, high flame. Once the skin begins to blacken and blister, rotate. Once the entire chile is blackened and blistered, remove from the flame, place immediately into a zip-top bag, and seal. The chile will steam in the bag, softening the skin.

          After 5-10 minutes, remove from the bag, and wipe the skin off of the chile with a paper towel. Then butterfly the chile by running a knife along two sides, and open. Cut out the stem and seeds, and discard. scrape out any excess seeds, and trim any ribs. Then dice.

  20. thefirstab says:

    After a reflecive mood, staring into a blazing fire (and keeping my ditzy daughter from maiming herself by lighting firecrackers in same fire), my 2013 resolution is….
    WOLVERINES!!
    May we all have God’s Blessings bestowed upon us, and I will do my very best to help our less observant citizens see the light of what is happening in America.
    Happy New Year to you all, who have helped opened my eyes to the Truth that has no Agenda.

  21. czarowniczy says:

    And a belated Happy New Year to all. After spending the wee hours setting-off fireworks of the legal and illegal styles, imbibing enough to almost forget the clown-car crew we have in DC and firing-off my non-Feinstein friendly weapon into my embankment (we can do that out here in the sinister sticks) to entertain the great grandson we decided to turn in and get a good night’s rest so that we could awaken refreshed and ready to deal with the same garbage that’s been smelling up our front step since January 20, 2009. Let’s pray we still have a country left on January 1, 2014.

  22. Cesar BBiano says:

    I take it the missing ninth meerkat is SD, taking the photo. Happy New Year!

  23. Sam says:

    Happy New Year to all!

  24. Sha says:

    Happy New year ! Running a little late ……was gonna stay up just until 12 but ended back up at 4am with sick teenager poor thing……. When a 16 year old boy wonts his mom he really doesn’t feel good. So my first day of year running around a little sleepy but cooked up a storm. Got my big baby wraped up and pampering him .Hubby has his tummy full and life is good. One of the best things I ever did was find this place. You guys are the best……

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