In the spirit of Christmas
Nov. 27, 2010 10:05 pm
Updated: Nov. 29, 2010 3:07 pm
I dare say, that if you follow me with any frequency, you're aware that I began Holiday Baking last September! With the approach of Thanksgiving, all came to a halt, but then, I was also running out of freezer space for the many quick breads, cookies,
and the like... I also made two Christmas puddings early on, as well as a batch of "mincemeat" for mince pies, both stored in a dark cupboard... the "mince" looks so yummie in 1qt canning jars, along with other canned goods from some time back! I even made
an attempt at fruitcake... made muffin sized, so nobody will have to choke down (or toss?) much at all! I will, however, try one before packing them in any gift bags come the week of Christmas!
While I am a tried and true tv fanatic, to the point of HAVING to put a tv in the kitchen (to avoid burning meal after meal!) that of late, the shows are either total re-runs, uninteresting, or "wash outs" on other plateau's... After dinner this eve, once
retreated to my sanctuary, I began surfing the onscreen progam guide, and stumbled across the Hallmark channel... Now normally I wouldn't be much into their programming, but lets face it... not only am I a hopeless romantic, but despite being somewhat early
for me personally, they've begun their Holiday movie marathon, which I believe will continue to Christmas Day! Tonight, I've had the pleasure of watching a movie called "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs Miracle." Doris Roberts does a smashing job at the role
of Mrs Miracle, who appears in the toy dept of a NY store... her "job" is to save the toy dept. Bear in mind, that she's been a fav actor of mine for many years! (I hate calling a female "actor," but I guess that's the politically correct term in this day
and time?) Holly Hunter also plays a wonderful role as a self centered dress designer. The main characters life paths all seem to cross at some point or another... is it fate... or has Mrs Miracle worked some holiday magic? Should the possibility arise,
and the spirit move you, settle down to a wonderful movie... with a bag of freshly roasted chestnuts! I believe you'll understand long before the movie comes to an end!
While going about your business, you should probably also keep a lookout, for that eccentric stranger who stops you in the aisle of the grocery, or while walking down a busy street, or local mall... you know, the one with that twinkle in the eye, as if he or
she knows something you don't -- YET!
So, per my norm, I dislike attempting to plan my day before the morning coffee is done, as without fail, when I plan on shopping or gardening all day... the mood invariably will hit me to CookCrazy! Would have liked nothing better today, but besides the pie
and dinner of Shrimp Creole, I truly could not think of one other thing to make, and since the pastry and pie filling were already made, it sure went together quickly! The point is, that I have no idea just "which way the wind will blow" tomorrow... I might
just have to take off for a day, just to have some quiet time, without tantrums, outbursts, so on... I do believe one nervous breakdown per weekend is more than enough!
So, all, I invite you to enjoy the holiday season, and to be just as crazy as you can, at whatever you feel like doing!