After getting finished with all the baking and candy making, I'll plan on filling this stocking with little bags of each and taking it to our neighbor and dear friend across the street. He is 85 now and loves sweets....a few can't possibly hurt him and I'll make sure not to put too many in his stocking.
NOTE....He just fell and broke his hip so he is going to REALLY need some company, sweets and lots of prayers.
It is cookie baking time in my red kitchen so I need to gather up all ingredients for the sugar cookies..... School is out here on Friday, oh, that's today.... so I will wait for some of the g-girls to help with the cookie making.
I need a few more candy canes, too.... I just read about the orgin of candy canes and it was so interesting and sweet. And...there's some candy one of the girls wants to try with crushed peppermints.
Hmmmm....I want to pick up another box of these...not too sweet, crunchy and just wonderful with a hot cup of coffee...these are Lemon. I think I'll get some more just like them. I saw a recipe the other day for making these delectable little sticks of wonderfulness!! I may try it someday but not right now!! I think the homemade ones were Cranberry! YUM...sounds like heaven.
I really want to use my vintage glass jars with their vintage, little glass knobs, sitting in their French Red wooden holder. I am thinking sparkly Sugar Cookies, hard Christmas candies, maybe those little Christmas cakes would look great here.
I'll want to serve Egg Nog in all these festive Christmas cups...so I need to gather up all the ingredients...HEY, wait a minute. I remember seeing on some smart bloggers site that you could use store-bought Egg Nog, add the Egg Nog Ice Cream to it, sprinkle fresh grated Nutmeg on top and it would just knock your socks off. OK....that's just what I will do. It sounds just delicious!! Did I mention a splash of good rum will REALLY make it delicious!?! :) Oh, and while I am out getting the rum, I need to pick up something called Peppermint Schnops (or something like that..??) to go in hot chocolate. Sounds fabulous, hu?
I am thinking for our Christmas Eve dinner we might have a spiral, honey glazed ham, English Pea Salad (that one with the peanuts in it....my absolute favorite green thing), creamy, REAL mashed potatoes with cheese........those little tiny yeast rolls.....hmmmmm. What are you having? I need some new ideas! I like keeping some traditional things but it's fun to add a new dish, too. We never eat very much at this meal...everyone is too excited about opening all those gifts...