It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 6, Book 17

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

Ruth Ann Schabacker

December 6th

Recipe for a Merry Christmas

Blend equal parts of Faith and Hope mixed well with Charity;
Stir in Good Will and Sweet Content and Precious Memory.
Add Kindness, Helpfulness and Joy; of Gratitude don’t spare;
Then drop by drop Love’s Essence see, and Praises freely share.
And don’t forget such spices rare as Laughter, Smiles, and Fun.
Taste often for the best results.  (’Tis seen to mince upon).
Now add a Thankful Heart and the, the recipe’s complete.
Your Merry Christmas all will like…so try the season’s treat.

Esther Lloyd Dauber

Give the gift of a recipe.  Everyone loves to eat, and many people love to cook.  Share your secret salsa recipe of grandma’s pie crust technique.

I gave a hand made cookbook one year for a gift for my children which included all of their childhood favorites.  After they all left home, I often received calls for recipes they loved and so I thought this was one gift they’d all appreciate.  

So give the gift of great recipes and surprise someone with one for cookies, fudge or holiday breads.

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.

Harlan Miller

Until the ribbons...


betty said...

That was a good idea with the recipe book of your recipes to give to your children. Think I'll do something similar one year with recipes that son enjoys eating when they come over for dinner :)


jack69 said...

Sherry does start digging through some old hand written recipes, IF we are near the boys. But not to give out anymore, not many 'chefs' our age anymore. We smiled awhile ago Sherry was taking a quiz, one question was where do you eat Christmas dinner?
We smiled because no diner was listed. OH!


When my loved ones pass away, the number one thing i request is their recipes. what a lovely gift you made for your children.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I gave our children the recipes for their favorite dishes, too. Along with, in some instances, the freshly-made spice mixtures required to make 'em.

Chatty Crone said...

You know what I was thinking - about a recipe - the thing that sells most at the church is their recipe books - don't we really love those recipes? Good idea.

Mevely317 said...

That's a GREAT idea! Too late for this Christmas, but I want to remember it in 2018. It's never to early to begin compiling my mother's and grandmother's Norwegian and German favorites for Troy and Lois ... or even, their girls for (future) wedding gifts.