Day 13 - Christmas Cards
(do you send them, show us your favorites this year, or tells your favorite cards to send whether vintage, or bright and colorful)
I do send cards... I always look for beautiful traditional or old fashioned looking ones that tell a story...and nativity cards... and they must say Merry Christmas on them.... no Happy Holidays for me.
Day 14 - Advent Calendar
I used to do an advent calendar when Amanda was young...The first one I ever bought was a candy one in Germany in 1972
when we were living there in Mannheim...being away from home for the first time...except for college... just married and first Christmas together... the Advent calendar was a fun way to look forward to our special Christmas... I know Amanda loved it that first year.. but after, that it sort of lost it's charm.
Day 15 - Christmas Party Food Ideas
1 lb. Crabmeat
1 Egg, beaten
1 cup Ritz Crackers, crushed
1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Place crabmeat in a mixing bowl, picking any stray shell fragments out. Add crushed crackers, Old Bay Seasoning & parsley to the crab. In a separate bowl, combine egg, mustard, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Whip with a whisk until smooth. Pour egg mixture over the crabmeat and crackers and gently mix careful not to break up large lumps of crabmeat. Mold into golfball sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Drizzle w/ melted butter and allow to cool.
I use sliced deli country ham from Fresh Market and regular rolls but the Hawaiian rolls would be delish.
I just all types of nuts and usually add twice as much worcestershire.. I sprinkle some on as I mix it up every 15 minutes
stew up as you like it
Stick cinnamon plus a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg
4 cored and sliced lady apples and 4 pears
halve some dried apricots
Orange juice and Brandy