Friday, December 18, 2015
For Friday, December 18th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2015
3 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:50 am
Sunset: 5:01 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
December 18th is Bake Cookies Day, a day to get in the kitchen and make a batch of delicious cookies. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like the smell of warm cookies coming from the oven! In the midst of the holiday season, today is the perfect day to escape from your holiday stress and that winter weather, and spend your day in a warm kitchen baking sweet treat
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I want to take all our best moments, put them in a jar, and take them out like cookies and savor each one of them forever.
There has been no cookie baking going on here at my house. Next week I hope to get some done so I’ll have some to share at the family gathering. Just how much I’ll get done remains to be seen. Today’s pictures are from this time last year.
The all time favorites here at my house are iced sugar cookies, peanut blossoms with the candy kiss on top and M and M cookies. I’m not going to make any of those because I’m sure others will be making them, I did a little searching though the cookbooks to see if there might just be another favorite everyone liked when they were growing up and discovered an old recipe that I received from one of my husband’s aunts for Tom and Jerry which was a traditional drink they served at Christmas time.
Tom and Jerry Mix
1/2 pound (1 cup) powdered sugar
1 jigger of rum, per serving
Beat egg whites until stiff
Beat egg yields until thick
combine and add sugar
a little at a time
Let age in refrigerator
Put in mug approximately 2 Tablespoons of batter
add boiling water and rum
sprinkle with nutmeg
I haven’t been able to find this recipe in years and thought I’d lost it so was very glad to find it. Of course I never thought to look in my cookie book for it. I’m finally glad to be able to share it with everyone. Somewhere in the basement storage I have a special Tom and Jerry bowl and cups that are meant to be used when making up this drink for a crowd. It’s said that long ago my husband’s grandfather would make this and would set it out on the bar for friends to enjoy at Christmas.
So I didn’t discover any old cookie recipes but it’s nice to pass along a family tradition.
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Cookies are made of butter and love.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3415. for pleasant surprises
3416. for cookies, I do love most any kind
3417. for traditions to pass on
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
6 Days Until Christmas
Advent tip for today: Make Christmas cookies and be sure to add some sprinkles.
Did you ever wonder where the custom of leaving milk and cookies out for Santa came from. It is said that leaving cookies and milk for Santa could be linked to Saint Nicholas. During the tradition feast of jolly old St. Nick, December 6th, children would leave food and drink for the saint and his attendants. These offerings would be exchanged for gifts overnight.
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite sized and personal.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…