So Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I have to share this proven way to do a festive holiday turkey without the headaches and fear of it being dry. My Canadian friend Annie Kate, over at Annie Kate’s Homeschool Reviews, shared an old-time slow turkey roasting method. I must say, since adopting her method, our kitchen has never been more relaxed for the big meals. …
I’ve been waiting ever since last Christmas to give you this mouth-watering Bishop’s bread family recipe. Just in case you think this Bishop’s bread is your great-grandmother’s typical heavy fruitcake, think again! You would be wrong!
There is a distinction between my chocolate cranberry Bishop’s bread and the kind of fruit cake that people make jokes about and pass onto relatives year after year.
Christmas Quotations To Ponder
Re-posted from 12-22-2011.
I have always loved great quotes. May I share a few with you?
How does your family deal with the Santa issue?
(Thought-provoking guest post by Sara Wallace over at The Gospel-Centered Mom. Re-printed by express permission of Sara Wallace. Her words contain so much grace, maturity, and truth. Please understand that how you handle this topic is a family decision, and you are in no way being judged. Thank you.)
I believed in Santa.
My husband believed in Santa.
We turned out okay. We didn’t walk away from the Lord or resent our parents. Before we had kids we figured we would do the whole Santa thing. We wanted Christmas to be as special for them as it was for us. But then we actually had kids and we had a big problem.
Santa wasn’t going to work….
If you’ve never made snow ice cream, you’re in for a treat!
“Grandma…poured hot syrup on each plate of snow. It cooled into soft candy, and as fast as it cooled they ate it. They could eat all they wanted, for maple sugar never hurt anybody!” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods
Merry Christmas, friends!
I value you each one. I had no idea how much the Lord would place all of YOU, people I have never met, on my heart in these last two years – but He has! I pray for you and your family so often.
There are words I wish I had the ability to write, but Casper ten Boom (Corrie’s father) says them far better than I ever could, especially the illustration about Queen Victoria. May they inspire you…