Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Merry Christmas or whatever else you want to call this winter celebration. I’m not picky as long as the greetings are sincere and joyous and generous.  It’s a bit late, because this year, my husband gave me the “gift that keeps on giving”, as in now we can both bark and snuffle in unison. I have the flu, and the worst of it was yesterday, Christmas Day.

In our our house, we celebrate Christmas Eve, with a festive but easy meal (as in frozen Chinese pot stickers heated in the oven). The only plum sauce sold is an over-sized jug and I knew I’d end up throwing most of it away, so I instead, I made my own.

1 green apple, wine vinegar, soy sauce, a large dash of ginger powder, a small dash of allspice and cardamom, a spoon of honey, boil all in the microwave until the apple turns to a thick sauce.  I was surprised at how easy and delicious this was, and also how much like the oriental plum sauce it tasted.

Then we open gifts, one at a time, with a warm fire in the hearth, and candles and traditional Christmas music.

Normally, I would also look forward to skiing my socks off on Christmas day, but (sniffle), no such luck this year.

I did get to ski my socks off on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th, because we got blessed with a decent dumping of snow this year.

Well, I would add a winter picture now, except, I’m getting tired again (flu) so maybe this will have to do.

Enjoy your life, and help others enjoy life, to the best of your ability.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

happy holiday!! very pretty tree :D
get better soon!!

kaslkaos said...

Thanks, and I am feeling better. My husband decorates the tree. The ornaments have been collected for many years (some older than I am).


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