Be Jolly by Golly Blogfest
No, this blogfest post doesn't have anything to do with writing, but it's a fun way to meet friends in the writerly community. And that's what blogging's all about, right? Relationships, not the number of followers or comments we get. So go out and enjoy! You just might pick up some cool new recipes for the holidays while you're at it.
[Yes, I'm posting tonight since I'm west coast USA and don't want to get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to have my blog ready for you earlier time zoners!]
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Here are cyberpictures of our tree! Topped with a radiantly glowing angel, decorated with our favorite baubles. Ornaments include cinnamon "cookie" shapes that smell SO good, little wooden dolls, shiny spheres of color, doggies hanging in stockings. Made alive with pinpoint lights in green, gold, and blue.
FAVORITE HOLIDAY TREAT
When I was growing up, our special breakfast was French toast drizzled with a syrup affectionately called "white syrup." This is an uber-sweet, to-heck-with-calories kind of treat. Kids adore it. Disclaimer: this does have raw eggs in it.
--approx. 1/2 to 2/3 cup of granulated white sugar
(regular sugar, not powdered)
--1 large egg
Take one egg, beat it with a beater or mixer until good and frothy. Veeeeerrrrry gradually, add white sugar until it's somewhat thick (able to run off a spoon). It's good to add in some sugar, beat for 30 seconds, then trickle some more in. Once it's the right consistency, keep beating for 2 or more minutes longer, until the sugar melts and is not so gritty (careful--too much sugar can also make it gritty).
It might also be possible to add a touch of red or green food coloring for a more Christmas-like look, but I haven't tried that. Enjoy!
FAVORITE HOLIDAY DRINK
My fave holiday drink is non-alcoholic eggnog. Since I'm sensitive to dairy and eggs, I appreciate that some health foodie stores even carry Silk soynog that HAS NO MILK OR EGGS. Scary, no? Actually, it's quite delish, and lower in fat than the real thing. (Hey. Stop rolling your eyes out there.)
Having said that, here's my recipe for regular, REAL eggnog:
1. Get in car and drive to store
2. Go to milk section of store
3. Nab a carton of eggnog
4. Purchase eggnog and drive home
5. Pour yourself and your loved ones a tall cold glass
FAVORITE REASON for the SEASON
Of course Christmas isn't just about gifts, treats, and decorations. With extreme gratitude, this December holiday is dedicated to God, who showed His love for us by sending his Son to become born of a human mother, and to live and die for us as Jesus Christ. This is the Greatest Gift Ever Given!
FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY
And now, click for your holiday listening enjoyment: THE CHRISTMAS CAT SONG.
This used to be part of my Christmas tradition with my daughters, playing an audio tape of these kittens meowing and cat-erwauling a wide variety of Christmas songs. Too funny! I still have the tape, but my husband is not amused. LOL Maybe because he's a dog person rather than a cat person?
Merry Christmas, everyone!
HOW ABOUT YOU…
Do you have any wacky or unusual Christmas traditions?
Do you think cats should be allowed to "sing" Christmas songs?
Do you adore or loathe eggnog--and have you ever tried soynog?