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Shawn’s Christmas letter (he’s 5):


Dear Santa Claus,
I have been a good boy.
My little brother has been a good boy too.
For Christmas I would like a small Christmas tree, a bike and a nerf gun.
My little brother wants a ball.
Could you please send us an Elf on the Shelf.
We will leave you cookies and milk.
Merry Christmas
Shawn


I love how kids sign their name so HUGE.

Shawn’s Christmas letter (he’s 5):

Dear Santa Claus,

I have been a good boy.

My little brother has been a good boy too.

For Christmas I would like a small Christmas tree, a bike and a nerf gun.

My little brother wants a ball.

Could you please send us an Elf on the Shelf.

We will leave you cookies and milk.

Merry Christmas

Shawn

I love how kids sign their name so HUGE.

Figgy Pudding
 1 cup suet1 cup sugar 3 large egg yolks 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons rum 1 apple peeled, cored and finely chopped 1 pound dried figs, ground or finely chopped Grated peel of 1 lemon and 1 orange 1 cup chopped nuts1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups dried bread crumbs 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 large egg whites, stiffly beaten 
Grease a two-quart mold. Cream together butter and shortening. Gradually add sugar, egg yolks, milk, extract, apple, figs, lemon and orange peel. Add next 6 ingredients, mixing well. Fold stiffly beaten egg whites into mixture. Pour into two-quart buttered bowl or mold and place into large shallow pan and steam for four hours.
Custard Sauce
2 cups milk 
 1 large egg 
3/4 cups sugar 
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 tablespoon flour 
1 tablespoon butter 
In saucepan, scald milk and allow to cool. Mix together remaining ingredients, except for butter. Add to cooled milk. Cook over low heat until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in butter, mixing well. Serve pudding warm with custard sauce or sweetened whipped cream.

Figgy Pudding

  • 1 cup suet
    1 cup sugar
    3 large egg yolks
    1 cup milk
    2 tablespoons rum
    1 apple peeled, cored and finely chopped
    1 pound dried figs, ground or finely chopped
    Grated peel of 1 lemon and 1 orange
    1 cup chopped nuts
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 1/2 cups dried bread crumbs
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    3 large egg whites, stiffly beaten

Grease a two-quart mold. Cream together butter and shortening. Gradually add sugar, egg yolks, milk, extract, apple, figs, lemon and orange peel. Add next 6 ingredients, mixing well. Fold stiffly beaten egg whites into mixture. Pour into two-quart buttered bowl or mold and place into large shallow pan and steam for four hours.

Custard Sauce

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter

In saucepan, scald milk and allow to cool. Mix together remaining ingredients, except for butter. Add to cooled milk. Cook over low heat until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in butter, mixing well. Serve pudding warm with custard sauce or sweetened whipped cream.

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sparkleneelysparkle:

for the record?this is the best christmas song of all time

gayla peevey: i want a hippopotamus for christmas.

gamesockson:

laurije:

Mini-gingerbread houses for your hot chocolate (I think this woman is insane, but still. KUDOS.)

gamesockson:

laurije:

Mini-gingerbread houses for your hot chocolate (I think this woman is insane, but still. KUDOS.)

oasi:

tfstownbell:

crashinglybeautiful:

Kawase Hasui, Farmhouse Under Snowy Trees At Evening - Christmas Card, 1946 (from The Blue Lantern)

oasi:

tfstownbell:

crashinglybeautiful:

Kawase Hasui, Farmhouse Under Snowy Trees At Evening - Christmas Card, 1946 (from The Blue Lantern)

lickystickypickyme:

Calvin and Hobbes do Christmas.

lickystickypickyme:

Calvin and Hobbes do Christmas.

I’m always fascinated by old cookbooks and the sometimes marvelous, sometimes outlandish recipes they hold, so Four Pounds Flour, a blog that attempts and updates historic recipes, is right up my alley. Check out this modernization of one of the earliest Christmas Cookie recipes (or should I say Cookey?)!
Posted by Arwen O’Reilly Griffith (via Craftzine.com blog : The Original Christmas Cookie)

I’m always fascinated by old cookbooks and the sometimes marvelous, sometimes outlandish recipes they hold, so Four Pounds Flour, a blog that attempts and updates historic recipes, is right up my alley. Check out this modernization of one of the earliest Christmas Cookie recipes (or should I say Cookey?)!

Posted by Arwen O’Reilly Griffith (via Craftzine.com blog : The Original Christmas Cookie)

mabelmoments:

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pdvmorris:

Good King Wenceslas ~ Loreena McKennitt

A cup of grog, a tasty pie and singing of the ye olde Christmas Tyme Carol….enough to keep this body warm….A classic tune for the hearth and home!

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

- Henri Nouwen

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