I am so excited about today's post! . . . Today is the day I get to post my little project for you - as well as a very favorite recipe of mine. . .
First is today's topic. . . a holiday tradition that must be done - no matter what. Oh my, there are so many traditions that we have in our family - that all of us kids have taken into our own lives & families. One is our Christmas Eve meal. . . We make chili & cornbread, & before it is served, we have crackers, cheese, summer sausage, & cranberry juice with a bit of seltzer. True comfort food! My Mom started making this meal when I was in high-school & we all loved it so that we continued it each year after. Also. . . going for a drive to see the Christmas lights is a favorite tradition. I just love to see the celebration of the season spilling out all over the neighborhoods! Now, I must admit - that there may have been a year or two when all of these didn't happen, but I know that the one that is never missed is reading the Christmas story from the book of Luke in the Bible. For me, that is the one that I cannot miss. No matter where I am - or what else is happening - that tradition is never missed. It just wouldn't be Christmas for me without it.
Okay. . . now for the cookie for today. This one is actually also a part of our family tradition. My Mom found this recipe in a magazine way back in 1971 & we have made it every year since. It has been passed down to all the kids & I think even some of the grandkids have asked for it as well. It is rich, buttery, & very, very yummy. Perfect with a glass of milk, or a cup of coffee. . . it's called Cookie Brittle. . .
(. . . or because we love it so. . . , before it even cools the pan of Cookie Brittle looks like this. . .!)
(I actually used macadamias nuts, instead of the walnuts, for this batch. . . almost too much of a good thing. . . almost!)
(click on recipe card for a pdf version you can download.)
Today's featured designers are:
Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's Cottage
. . . & me!
My little project for you are my Mistletoe & Holly Ornaments. . . ! These can be made from wool, felt or even heavyweight paper. . . & can be fun for either decorations for your tree or to decorate a present with an ornament that can be kept! I had so much fun making these. . . & I hope you will too! You can download the directions & templates for the Mistletoe & Holly Ornaments here!
And. . . to top it all off. . . if you leave a comment on todays post - you will be in a drawing to receive six of any of my books &/or patterns of your choice from my website. . . ! I will announce the winner tomorrow!
Only one more day of the Mistletoe Make & Take 2010 Blog Hop. . . I hope you're having as much fun as I am!