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

Author Unknown

Friday, December 25, 2009

Chapter 12, Page 25, Book 09


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 b
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


2 large cans (29 ounces each) pear halves

soft butter

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!

‘On Ya’-ma


Anonymous said...

LOL...I loved the "pears"!!! and as usual you gave my heart a jump start on the day with your wonderful words of inspiration. Thanks Ma...God Bless...hugs Ora in KY

Rose said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend.


Buttercup said...

Wishes for a blessed day! Thanks so much for your gift of friendship.

Scrappy quilter said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas my friend. Hugs

Sugar said...

snow drifts really bad, couldn't get door open to let daz out. wind conts to howl at high speeds. elect went out during night, hopefully it'll be back on today sometime. sooo cold. have every blanket & comforter i have (total of 4) on bed. no cooking for Christmas dinner. :(
borrowed wireless laptop to make the rounds right quick.

Hollie said...

Merry Christmas!

betty said...

that is an interesting pear recipe Ma! I'm going to try it soon

looking forward to your 12 days of Christmas entries :)

hope you had an enjoyable day


Sybil said...

Thank you again for your lovley entry. I hope that you have had a lovely peaceful day. I woke to the first frost free morning in over a week and the ice began to melt enought so I and managed to get out !! Our lord sure answers prayers in his own time. ! we had a wonderful day at my dear sister.
Love Sybil xx