MA’S CHRISTMAS TIP FOR TODAY:
Try to live and enjoy this Christmas as if it were your last one. In fact, it is good to live that way every day.
Ah! Christmas is finally here.
Christmas has both a strong religious and traditional meaning.
It has a certain feel, all to itself, that you usually do not feel at any other time of the year.
It creates within us, a sense of kindness and concern for fellow man.
At no other time are we more generous and giving.
It creates a sense of family and belonging.
It is a time of family and giving.
It is truly a time that comes but once a year.
On the First day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
A partridge in a pear tree.
Now in the song, it's partridge and pear
When I looked, my trees were all bare.
So I ran to the store at a hurried pace.
Pears they had plenty, but no birds in the place
Sorry, but I couldn't find the partridge so I am giving you some pears from the tree the partridge flew away from
BUTTER SCOTCH PEAR CRUNCH
2 large cans (29 ounces each) pear halves
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups bite-size shredded rice cereal, such as Rice Chex
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
ice cream or whipped topping, if desired
Drain pears, reserving syrup in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate the syrup.
Lightly butter a 9-inch pie plate. Preheat oven to 425°.
In large bowl, using a fork or spoon, combine 5 tablespoons of softened butter, the brown sugar, salt, cereal, and nutmeg until well mixed. Sprinkle some of the cereal mixture over bottom and sides of the pie plate. Layer about 8 pear halves over the bottom then sprinkle with some of the cereal mixture. Repeat layers, piling pears in center of pie plate. Sprinkle remaining cereal mixture over pears. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until pears are hot. Serve with ice cream and reserved syrup, if desired. Serves 8.
This is the first day of the 12 days of Christmas. I’ll be sharing more about that with you all tomorrow.
Merry Merry Christmas!