I think if I go further in my mince pie pursuit I shall order a jar of mince so that I can make my own pastry. Here are the ingredients in Robertson's Mincemeat. They all sound good, don't they? My UK friends are probably chuckling at my mince pie ignorance. LOL.
One of my Christmas presents came yesterday and its photo was on the box and Bill doesn't like to wrap, so I got it early. Isn't it pretty? I do love an enamel pot. I see too much soup in our future.
Hello from the resident baby. Isn't he funny? He loves to cuddle, but who doesn't?
When Jeff saw our Christmas tree he said, "It's very skinny."
Because I don't have a "rush around" day today, I decided to look in this old 1980's Christmas book. I like some of the out of fashion things. Not a surprise. I'll show you some of my favorite pages.
I would love to bake some of this type of pastry. I love flaky stuff topped with buttery almond frosting. Do you?
I really like this Mary and Joseph.
More Scandinavian goodies. YUM!
Isn't this sweet? I think we could whip this saltwater taffy wreath up in no time. I'm guessing the base is a styrofoam ring.
This festive book even holds a few cute knitting patterns.
My mom gave me my original book but I lost it (read: gave it away to Goodwill) so I ordered it again a few years ago and then I remembered that I wanted to make these dolls. I didn't, but aren't they cute?
This was and IS my favorite craft in the entire book. I love the sheep and Mary's face.
Does anyone serve punch anymore? It was a staple party drink when I was a child. I don't even have a punch bowl. I need one. I might find one today and serve punch this holiday season. Do you have a good punch recipe?
This reminds me of my friend Heather's posies. I hope you enjoyed glimpses into this old fashioned book.
On Monday evening I went to a JJ Heller concert at my friend's church. Do you know about her? She has a gentle sweet voice. Her husband played the guitar and she gracefully gave a gorgeous Christmas concert. I think you'll love this song.
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