Monday, December 22, 2014

Brown Sugar Chews

A tradition at our house is making
Brown Sugar Chews.
I got the recipe from my mother and I don't know where she got it or when.  Seems like there has always been Brown Sugar Chews at Christmas.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sifted flour
1 egg
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soda
Mix together brown sugar, egg and vanilla.  Add flour a little at a time along with salt and soda.  The batter is very stiff.  Add pecans.  Spread in well greased 8" square pan (I use PAM) and bake for 18-20 minutes at 350.
Cool for a few minutes in pan and then cut into squares and remove to wax paper to completely cool.
I made 4 batches, one for each daughter and her family and one for me and Mr. D!
Until Next Time
Family traditions are wonderful!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jesus and Santa

My dear precious Jesus,
I did not mean to take your place,
I only bring toys and things

and you bring love and grace.
People give me lists of wishes

and hope that they came true;
But you hear prayers of the heart

and promise your will to do.
Children try to be good and not to cry

when I am coming to town;
But you love them unconditionally

and that love will abound.
I leave only a bag of toys

and temporary joy for a season;
But you leave a heart of love,

full of purpose and reasons.
I have a lot of believers

and what one might call fame;
But I never healed the blind

or tried to help the lame.
I have rosy cheeks and a voice full of laughter;
But no nail-scarred hands

or a promise of the hereafter.
You may find several of me in town or at a mall;
But there is only one omnipotent you,

to answer a sinner’s call.
And so, my dear precious Jesus,

I kneel here to pray;
To worship and adore you on this,

your holy birthday.

Today's Inspiration:
Jana Kaiser-Johnson

Until Next Time
~ Always remember ~
Santa is not the reason for the season!