So here it is, my final post of my self-imposed challenge to blog daily from 1st December to 24 December 2008! I don’t know about you, but I did not think I would make it.
On this special day, I first want to share my list of what I love about Christmas
- Singing carols
- Christmas films on TV
- Wrapping presents
- Getting cards from distant friends and family
- Lighting our candles for Advent and singing carols.
- Photos of my kids in Santa hats
- Hot Chocolate with Bailies
- Twinkly white lights
- Reading the Christmas Story with the kids on Christmas Eve
- My collections of Santas
- Brussell sprouts (honestly I love them)
- Spending time with the family
- Going out for a walk on Christmas Eve after dark to see the christmas lights of our neighbours
- Cranberry sauce with my turkey and ham
- Carols on my ipod
Another no-bake recipe for you today, a hugely popular tray-bake recipe which I really should make more often. I did my best to let the kids do this themselves today, while I just took the photos.
4 oz margarine
2 dessertspoon golden syrup
8 oz milk chocolate
1 large family-size bag Maltesers
8 oz digestive biscuits crushed
8 oz white chocolate/dark chocolate to decorate
Melt margarine, syrup and milk chocolate in a saucepan
Again we made double the quantities, as they never last long.
Later today I will be preparing the sprouts, carrots and potatoes for tomorrows Christmas Dinner, and setting the table for tomorrow too. When it gets dark we will take the kids out for a walk to see the Christmas lights and decor of our neighbours. We come back home for hot chocolate, watch a Christmas movie by the fire, and read the Christmas Story and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Finally we need to remember to leave out some food for Santa and the reindeer, and also sprinkle reindeer food (oats and glitter) on the hearth and doorstep.
I am very aware that Christmas can be a sad and lonely time, especially for those who no longer have loved ones with them. My prayer is that everyone will know the love and comfort of Jesus, who came as a baby to be the Saviour of the world.
Christmas Blessings to you and yours.