I’d hoped to be able to post at least one more recipe before the craziness of Christmas descends upon us, but it is not to be. I have three, count ’em, three sick kids right now, and I haven’t been feeling so hot myself. Needless to say, the Christmas spirit in this house is a little dampened and I have not been able to get to all the cooking I had planned. I have no new recipes to offer you, so I thought I might distract you from this fact with a few pretty pictures of my holly in the snow and an idea for a fun, easy project for little kids.
After almost no snow for the entire month of December, it looks like we will indeed have a white Christmas here in New England, and for that I am grateful. It certainly cheers the little ones to look out from the windows and see all the glittery white stuff on the ground. I am also grateful that it looks like we will all be feeling a lot better for Christmas Day itself. At this point, we really can’t ask for much more than that, so I will take pleasure in the little things. Like snow on holly and a quiet Christmas with my family.
And Reindeer Food. If you have any little ones in the house that still believe in Santa Claus, they will love this idea. I am stealing it, without shame, from the preschool my older two both attended for several years. It’s simple and fun. Just mix some oats with any sort of craft glitter you might have on hand. If you don’t have any glitter, throw some Christmas sprinkles in. Then, on Christmas Eve, have the little ones sprinkle it onto the snow (or the grass, or the patio) for Santa’s reindeer. Make sure you go out after the kids are in bed to sweep some of it up so they know the reindeer came to eat it! If you have snow, make a few hoof-prints around the reindeer food to show that Rudolph and his companions had their fill.
So, to all of my readers, friends and family, I wish you and yours the best of the holidays!