Peanut butter divinity arrived TODAY! It is soooooo good, good job Ma!
These are some of my favorite things:
My grandmother had always made a candy that is unique and delicate (as my mom would say). It’s called peanut butter divinity. For years my grandma and mom would get together and make lots for us during the Christmas season. When grandma passed away this is one of the scares, that this too would go away. Mom has come thru wonderfully and she now makes it for us. (so thankful) The other day, it was like, all of the sudden, I could just smell it in the air. I texted Mom and said, “I am having a peanut butter divinity attack, I think I can smell it!” She wrote back and said I had a strong smeller because she just sent some and I should be looking for it to come soon! I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT!!! It should be showing up at my door step today. Thanks Mom!
Another favorite, that I have had to learn to make, is chocolate silk pie. Mom made one for each of us and then another to ‘share’ for the rest. Don’t think that I can’t eat ONE (pie) all by myself…..Love this pie, and am making it this year myself since Mom wasn’t with us at thanksgiving and now Christmas. It is so smooth, looks like a cloud sitting on a pie shell, rich and fluffy! YUM!!!
I love candlelight service! There is something magical about it, and can’t wait each year. I don’t think I have ever left one without tears.
One of my favorite memories that I think about every year is when my oldest, Layton, who at the time was 3 years old was playing with the nativity scene. A bit later I was setting it back up and Baby Jesus was missing….I said to Layton, “oh no, where did baby Jesus go?” He looked at me like he knew but didn’t want to tell.” I said, “Layton, where is he?” He takes his little hand out of the pocket of his jacket and said, “Jesus was cold!” I loved that sooooooo much!
I love dinner here at my home on Christmas Eve. Mom started the tradition of clam chowder and I have now carried it over to this family. It’s a great gathering and we sing happy birthday to Jesus before eating dessert and opening gifts. I also LOVE Christmas morning….so low key, hang out and do nothing or whatever, just being together. No agenda, no pressure, just being.
I love the song, “Mary did you know?” and “O Holy Night!” (The part, ‘fall on your knees’….la,la, la,! SO POWERFUL!!)
These are a few of my favorite things this time of the year.