Resources for Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas
- Thursday, December 04, 2003
• Barbara Robinson, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Some unusual children take part in a church’s traditional Sunday school Christmas program.
12. New Year’s Eve and Day — Pass out paper, pencils, and envelopes for each person to write a personal goal for the new year. Write the name on the envelope. Insert the goal and seal the envelope. Collect the envelopes and store them in a jar or box in a safe place. Next year, distribute the envelopes to their owners. Repeat each year.
Share answers to the question “What was the best thing that happened to you this year?”
Unwrap a large family calendar. Mark with red marker all of the known special events for the year ahead: birthdays, anniversaries, family celebrations suggested in this book, and vacation dates.
Recipes for Easy Entertaining
Bits of ham (or cooked bacon)
2 or 3 green onions
Sprinkle in an 11×7 1/2×2 baking dish.
2 tablespoons half & half
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pour beaten mixture over contents in baking dish. Arrange tomato slices over the top. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese over the top. Bake uncovered at 325° F for 25 minutes. Garnish with sour cream and black olives.
1 lb. margarine
1/2 lb. sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3 oz. grated Romano cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
pinch of garlic powder
Have all ingredients at room temperature. Beat slowly with an electric mixer. Spread on bread and broil. (Can be frozen in small containers.)
Hot Cranberry Drink
1 lb. fresh or frozen cranberries
2 sticks cinnamon
6 whole cloves
Cover with water. Boil 10 minutes. Strain through a cloth.
6-oz. can frozen orange juice
6-oz. can frozen lemonade
To one cup of this concentrate add:
4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar (or less)
Heat and serve. Concentrate will stay fresh in refrigerator.
Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Heat cider (do not boil) with a stick of cinnamon and 6 whole cloves. Simmer 10 minutes. Remove spices. Float thin slices of orange and lemon for a nice flavor.
Excerpted from: "Celebrating the Christian Year" by Martha Zimmerman, Copyright © 1994, Martha G. Zimmerman. ISBN 1556613490. Published by Bethany House Publishers
Used by permission. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.
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