It’s that time of year when the chill in the frosty air brings us indoors to hunker down with thick comforters and mugs of steaming hot chocolate overflowing with fluffy marshmallows. When holiday music and movies become the soundtrack to our everyday home lives. When we gather ‘round the fire for company, drink, food and love. When we are celebrating and remembering those we treasure and hold near and dear. When the real meaning of the season is family – by our DNA or by our heart. When we reflect and give thanks for all we have. In a nutshell, unconditional love.
I’d like to welcome Evelyn David to share the beauty of the season with us.
Favorite Holiday tradition?
Favorite childhood toy?
Favorite childhood game?
Snowball fight or making snow families?
Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?
Favorite Holiday song?
“Walking in a Winter Wonderland”
Favorite holiday movie?
A Christmas Story
Favorite holiday story to read?
I don’t have a favorite one to read, but “Evelyn David” has just written one that I’m very fond of – Moonlighting at the Mall.
Snow on holiday eve or just a chill in the air?
Most memorable holiday memory?
The Christmas when I got my bike and I figured out that Santa wasn’t real
Did you eat popcorn balls as a kid? If you did, do you still?
No popcorn balls – too messy
Real tree or artificial? Green or white?
Artificial green (I’m allergic to the real ones)
What do you holiday eve?
Exchange presents and usually watch a movie with family
What are your holiday plans this year?
I’ll spend a few days with relatives, eat too much, make divinity, eat too much, read a few new novels, see a movie or two, look at Christmas lights in Tulsa, and eat too much.
What’s the one holiday dish your family can’t go without?
Please share a Holiday recipe.
Holiday Cheese Balls
1 large box Velveeta cheese
1 lb Cracker Barrel cheese Cheddar (Sharp)
1 medium onion finely grated and the juice
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
Grate the cheese and mix with the chopped onion, onion juice, pecans and garlic powder.
Shape into balls or logs.
Sprinkle paprika on a large piece of waxed paper or foil. Add red pepper carefully <g> A little pepper goes a long way.
Roll the balls or logs on the paprika and red pepper mixture until cheese is coated red.
Wrap foil around each ball/log and refrigerate. Best served after 24 hours.
Holiday party tip?
Eat before you go to the party and wear comfortable shoes.
Favorite holiday decoration?
Please share some magical holiday memories?
As young children my brother and I used to decorate a coconut (draw a face on it, glue yarn on it for hair) and hide it in my Grandfather’s house shoe on Christmas Eve. Then he always pretended to be surprised when he went to put them on the next morning and we were thrilled. I think my grandmother put us up to that and I have no idea why a coconut. We never saw a coconut any other time of the year.
Wrap, gift bag or bow & go?
Gift bags – wonderful invention.
Gifts or gift cards?
Gifts – cards are too hard to redeem
Do you eat fruitcake?
Only if someone is holding a gun to my head
Do you head to the movies on the 25th?
No. Usually stay home and have a nice meal, maybe play cards or dominos with my family
What’s in your stocking? *wink*
My Grandmother used to put tiny bottles of Jergens hand lotion in my stocking. I loved the smell and still associate it with her.
What do you want in your stocking? *saucy wink aka swink*
I’ll take cash.
Do you head out on the 26th into the madness to exchange or shop for anything?
Never. I avoid crowds at all costs.
Thank you so much.
Happy Holidays from my house to yours!
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