With no decorations on The Farm I’m not overdecorating for Christmas. In fact, I’m not decorating at all. My Christmas OverDecorating Partner in Crime is fixin’ to move out. And so, … I weighed on the one side of the scale the energy it takes to turn The Farm into an awesome Christmas Lights &
TV Guide ran a special “Closeup” feature to announce the debut of A Charlie Brown Christmas in December 1965. From A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition, Lee Mendelson, Harper Resource, New York, 2000 (p.25). This is a wonderful book. Every home– with or without children– should have it on the shelf. The first half
This is a repost from December 3, 2015. Enjoy! Did you know tamales are a traditional Tex-Mex Christmas dish? Kid you not. They are a bit labor-intensive– but it’s Christmas season! Spend some time in the kitchen with someone you love making a batch of tamales! To the recipe… There are five six seven parts to this recipe.
of a White Christmas, … .” As far as I’m concerned, white Christmases can stay in Vermont but I want you to have that tune in your head as I tell the story of little Israel Baline, and the man he came to be. Israel was born in Temun, Russia in 1888. His family was
A while back, Mr. Big Food forwarded to me an email he’d received from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. “For ‘Phen?” Mr. Big Food queried, “He needs to add some cell biology to his current educational regime.” I couldn’t agree more. I am not kidding– and this has been independently confirmed in the flesh by
So this is how this works.
I have successfully moved my Mac to my new Mac. Yay. Me.
I am having data issues. Hence the post with no content– posted on the final day of the billing cycle. I feel as if I am being manipulated by evil corporate-statist entities over which I have little to no control. This makes me not happy. On the other hand… THERE’S A NEW PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Santa gave
Merry Christmas to all y’all on the Shire!
from Worship and Conduct Songs for Beginners and Primaries (1929)
Holy Night Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright! ‘Round yon virgin mother and child! Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night! Holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight, Glories stream from heaven afar, Heav’nly hosts sing Alleluia, Christ the Saviour is born, Christ
Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas To-night Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night. Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night, Christmas in lands of the fir tree and pines, Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vines, Christmas where snow-peaks stand solemn and white, Christmas where corn fields lay sunny and bright, Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night, Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night. Everywhere, everywhere,
Long Ago On Bethlehem’s Hills Long ago on Bethlehem’s hills Shepherds watch were keeping Thro’ the darkness, Quiet and still, Sheep and lambs were sleeping. “Glory be to God on high,” Angel voices the message bring, “For to you is born this day Jesus who is Saviour and King.” from Worship and Conduct Songs for
Be Glad “This is the loving, giving time, Be glad,” the joy bells say, “Because a little Baby came To earth on Christmas Day.” An angel named the Baby King Long before His birth, And now the name of Jesus is the sweetest name on earth. from Worship and Conduct Songs for Beginners and Primaries
People– like actual critters with the same number of chromosomes as you and I have– are complaining about Chinese food. I would love to have a fake, culture-appropriating Chinese restaurant in town. How cool would that be? Ah. Alas. I have to settle for a fake, culture-appropriating Mexican restaurant that offers a half way really
I am certain I’ve posted the recipe for Mr. Big Food’s vanočka before but it’s worth repeating. This year he substituted chopped dried apricots for the chopped nuts, and added 1 Tbsp spiced rum to the dough before the first rising. Delicious! Merry Christmas! Mr Big Food says, “This is Bessie Petr’s Vanočka recipe. It’s
If you’ve been following along for a few years, you may recall Oven Meals. Oven meals work like this: Heat the oven up. Prepare a meat, stach, veggie & dessert. Put the dishes into the oven. Enjoy. This was an oven meal of Chicken, Rice, & Tomato Cups. The tomato concoction on the bottom left
A SPECIAL THAT REALLY IS SPECIAL December is the gruelingest month, the time when there seem to be more seasonal “specials” than regular shows on TV. But this Thursday… CBS will carry a special that really is special. For one thing, the program is unpretentious; for another, it is unprolonged (30 minutes). Finally, it represents