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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Our HAPPY table...

♫♪♪...Christmas Eve will find me....
where the LOVE LIGHT gleams.....
I'll be home for Christmas....
if only in my dreams. ♪♫♪♪
I am so blessed to be able to BE HOME for Christmas,
along with my entire family.
I never forget to thank HIM for letting us all be close.

Our Christmas Eve breakfast table was so happy, it made our entire day run smooth as silk...with smiles, kisses, hugs, another cup of
EGG NOG.....

We needed to dust a little, prepare the dining room, vacuum......
have another cup of

We have all our gifts wrapped, boxed or bagged...
 Every ones coming around 5....maybe sooner.....
so....we better have another cup of EGG NOG...
"Mr. some for them ......"
 ........I guess I'm silly, but see that beautiful quilt hanging in the background.?
Mom made it and I LOVE having it in my dining room ......seems like a part of her is with us.

what a magical time. It is a time that conjures up sooo many fond memories....maybe even a few bittersweet ones.

Most of us can remember Christmas Eves from when we were small children...the excitement was just almost more than we could take.......
makes me think I need another cup of
♫♫.....Santa Clause is coming to town....♪♫
 This busy, fine Christmas Eve morning, we wanted a light, quick breakfast...
are TO. DIE. FOR.
I am just beside myself that I can't remember where I got the recipe.
Let me know if it's yours, please......
.....after the holidays settle down and things are back to normal....
please give these a try one Sat. or Sunday morning.
Served with a big slab of County Honey Ham......
I think I need another cup of EGG NOG.
2 cups flour
1 cup oats, BUT NOT INSTANT
1/4 cup sugar
I added a tablespoon of
1 T. baking powder
1/4 tea. salt
1 stick of margarine, chilled and cut into pieces
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tea. vanilla
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1 tea. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tea. orange juice, coffee or milk.
I used COFFEE.....O, HONEY
Heat oven to 425. Line your baking sheet with Pamed foil or parchment.
In lg. bowl, combine flour, oats, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt and mix we.. Cut in butter with pasty blender until mix resembles coarse crumbs. In small bowl, combine milk, egg and vanilla.
(Now, ladies...after I got the 'course crumb' look, I just mixed it ALL one one time)
Mix all...
Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
Bake about 11 minutes, until nicely browned..
Like everything, Please don't cook too long or they will be dry.
After cooling for a just a few minutes,  drizzle the glaze over the warm scones.

These just about HAVE to be served warm so if using a microwave to reheat...just a few seconds will do the trick.
♥ ♥ ♪

O, and look...I set out some extra cups and plates, so come on by and have a

...another cup of EGG NOG !
O......and don't worry....I didn't get SNOCKERED...
I like MY egg nog without the NOG.


Bev said...

Everything looks beautiful, BJ. I pray God's richest blessings on you and your family for Christmas and the new year.

Your blog is a joy - your gratitude for your family and home and blessings always shine through.

Merry Christmas!

Madeline's Album said...

Wonderful post. Everything looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas on this Christmas Eve. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Carol said...

It all looks beautiful and festive and delicious....
Wishing you and your family a blessed, joyous, Merry Christmas!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! I am so blessed to have you as a blog friend! I'm off to have a raspberry white chocolate scone this morning...yum!
hugs, Linda

Marilyn said...

Happy Holidays ! !

Barbara F. said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, BJ. It has been great visiting here and getting to know you. (I am saving that scone recipe). ((hugs)) xo

On Crooked Creek said...

Merry Christmas, dear friend!
May your Christmas be filled with blessings of great JOY!

Anita Stafford said...

Merry Christmas BJ, everything looks beautiful!

Carol said...

Your Christmas table is so fun and festive! Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Trish said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours BJ! I visit here are a joy to know!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I was wondering with all the "nog" how you were still standing!
I like eggnog also...but plain too!

I love your blog, you know that...and I love that we have gotten to know each other!

Merry Christmnas!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute table BJ! Love the pic of you and Santa-hope you get everything you wish for! Merry Christmas:@)

NanaDiana said...

A very Merry Christmas to you, too, Bj. Your Christmas excitement is just contagious! Love to you- xo Diana

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Everything looks just perfect for a wonderful Christmas spent with family.

Those biscuits look delicious!

Merry Christmas!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Have a lovely Family Christmas Eve and Christmas, Dear One.

Gentle hugs,

Alice said...

Love the tables and decorations, your house is so festive and warm. know you will have a wonderful time be
Ing together.
...I sx
Appreciate the advice about linking, and will start on that after Christmas. Will have to pick your brain on how to do it. I've had people say they have gone to the blog but don't like to comment, so m.aybe it's not a complete bust.
Have A wonderful Christmas and a great new year.

Mindy said...

The perfect title for a perfect post. Looks absolutely perfect and I'd LOVE to be the one using the extra setting!
I love the quilt too, by the way. What a special way to remember Mom. :)
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Zondra Art said...

I am dreaming of white Christmas,
with every christmas card i write,
May your days be merry and bright,
and May all your christmases be white.
Happy Christmas!

Designs By Pinky said...

BJ, you are so funny. Your table looks SO festive and FUN! I ahve Christmas dinner ready, 2 pans of lasagna are cooked and in the fridge. I make them 1 day ahead cause they are always better the second day! Tonight Joe and I will have a very quiet dinner together of flounder, potato pancakes, pierogies, and stewed tomatoes. It is a very scaled back version of the 7 course traditional Polish dinner we used to host. Now all the family is gone:( Wishing you a very merry and blessed Christmas! XO, Pinky

Vee said...

Thank you for such a happy post. Looks as if you've got nearly everything under control! Merry Christmas, BJ, to you and your wonderful family.

Rhondi said...

Dear BJ
Thank you for the delicious scones and egg nog (my first of the year) What a blessing for you to have your family close by, especially at Christmas. I know you will have a fun filled time with them. Merry Christmas
Hugs, Rhondi

jeanne said...

Hello bj, your post is warm and festive. Perfect for the loving family you have. Those scones sound awesome.
Merry Christmas my dear sister friend.

Blessings and love to you and your wonderful family.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Everyhting at your home looks so festive, bj! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!