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Happy New Year! and my fondue recepe!


Happy New Year

I want to wish you a Happy New Year from Boise Idaho! I celebrated as I usually do with family members (who are in town) and a few friends… This year seemed a little sadder since 2 of our 3 sons were in other countries. My eldest skyped us at 11:50 PM Boise time with a video call from Beijing and we shared the New Year with him. My other son was fast asleep in Cambridge by the time we had our New Year. I always make a cheese fondue and a few other appetizers…My middle son brought cheese fondue to the party in London… Tradition!!!!! Sometimes we play games. Sometimes we visit…

Here is my Cheese Fondue Recipe:

1/2 pound Swiss

1/2 Gruyere

500 mL of white wine (I like Chardonnay)

a couple of tablespoons of Kirsch

1 loaf of french bread (stale is best)

Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes.

In a saucepan heat the other ingredients… Boil at least 10 minutes while stirring (to remove the alcohol).. Put on a hot place or under a flame…. Dip the bread in the fondue with a fork…. Enjoy!

Not real estate but a Holmes family New Year (my mom started the tradition over 35 years ago for our family)

Debbie Holmes

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(208)761-2551 Email: d5holmes@msn.com

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Thanksgiving is coming…My children our coming home…My pies are baking in the oven….


Thanksgiving is coming and 2 of 3 sons are coming home.  The eldest is in Beijing and he and his GF are going to celebrate with peking duck… The middle one has been in Cambridge for the last four years and is now at RPI for graduate school and is coming home….The youngest is at a freshman at a liberal arts college near home….

I ran around buying food that my boys like and planning menus…..Today I actually was domestic enough to make my pie crust from scratch….They are baking while I write this…My dad and stepmom and her sister will join us for Thanksgiving….

As I write this I realize I have a lot to be thankful for….

I have a husband who loves me and thinks me pretty (even though I am fifty and a bit fat)…

I have son’s who are making progress towards their goals…

My son’s are all men to be proud of…

My stepmom recovered from her horrible complication to surgery and we have her….

I find my work rewarding….

I have really good friends who care about me….

I have a son who thought I would make a good Congresswoman…

My family is healthy…

My husband and I aquired a great housemate (grad student from England)…

The old dog stopped peeing on the carpet …

I get to make the holiday for my family and my husband even peeled the apples…

I have a wonderful extended family…

We own our home and can pay the mortgage on all our rentals…

I have food and shelter and do not want for things  ….

When I put the the key in the ignition the car starts….

All in all I feel that things are pretty good.  Yes of course we could use more money…It would be nice if we owned a car with less then 110000 miles on it…It would be nice to have more clients…..

BUT I WOULDN’T TRADE WHAT I HAVE FOR THOSE THINGS!