Monday, 24 July 2017

Christmas in July 2017 day 24 / Noël en juillet 2017 jour 24

CIJ day 24 / jour 24
Smell of Christmas game




Here is a poem about the smells of Christmas from Lillie Williams.  It is a lovely poem.

The smell of Christmas
 
Looking through the kitchen 
Window starring at the sky
Singing soft melodies
As the hour passes by
Snuggle beside my oven with
 A cup of coffee in my hand
Watching the snowflakes fall
Like a blanket covering the land
 
The smell of pine aroma 
Lingers in every room 
 And baking apple pies
 All after noon
The smell of Christmas
Somehow fills the air
Lights twinkling on the tree
And toys everywhere
 
Friends and love ones
Sat down for a talk
With the holiday season
Embedded in their thought
Children around the fire 
Place eating cookies, and
Drinking milk
Dad relaxing in his chair
After a long tiresome trip
 
The holiday season is
Bringing good cheer
And the smell of Christmas
Lingers near
On a cold winter morning
Drinking hot tomato soup
And a jolly old man in 
His little red suit
 
Ham, potatoes, to 
The table they bring
A feast so good, its
Fit for a king
Prayers and love
That fills the air
And the smell of 
Christmas is everywhere.

Copyright © Lillie Williams | Year Posted 2012 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Christmas in July 2017 day 23 / Noël en juillet 2017 jour 23

CIJ day 23 / jour 23

Christmas books
Laura Ingalls

An old-fashioned Christmas – 4 love stories


Love all those Gooseberry Patch books!  Full of recipes and ideas





Country Home old-fashioned Christmas









Friday, 21 July 2017

Christmas in July 2017 day 21 / Noël en juillet 2017 jour 21 Week 4: A Real Christmas

CIJ day 21 / jour 21
Friday Night at the movies!

Arthur Christmas (animated film)

Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.





Enjoy the movie and don’t forget your cup of hot chocolate and Christmas sweater while you watch it.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Christmas in July 2017 day 20 / Noël en juillet 2017 jour 20

CIJ day 20 / jour 20
Christmas recipe



If you follow the link you will find a photo tutorial

Cherry Cheesecake Shooters
Prep Time:   3 Hours
Difficulty:    Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Servings:     18 Servings
·         2 bags (12 Ounce) Frozen Sweet Cherries
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Whiskey (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Juice Of Half A Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 packages 8 Ounce Cream Cheese
  • 1 can (14 Oz. Size) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 12 whole Graham Crackers (the 4-section Rectangles)
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds
Combine the cherries and honey in a medium saucepan and cook it over medium heat until hot and bubbly. Pour in the whiskey and stir to combine, then let it cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the butter until it melts.

Mix together the lemon juice with the cornstarch, then pour it in. Continue cooking for 2-3 minute until thicker. Add the almond extract.

Pour into a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours, or until chilled.

Crush the graham crackers and spoon into the bottom of mini wine glasses.

Add cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk to bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whip them together until fluffy.

Fill a pastry bag or zipper bag with the filing. Snip off the end and pipe a big helping over the crumbs in each of the glasses.

Top with a big spoonful of the cherry topping.Top with sliced almonds.

(Note: Mix 2 tablespoons melted butter into the crumbs if you’d like them to be a little more moist.)
(Note: 1 package of cream cheese makes for a more pudding-like texture; 2 packages makes for a thicker texture.)

Thanks Pionneer Woman!


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Christmas in July 2017 day 19 / Noël en juillet 2017 jour 19

CIJ day 19 / jour 19

Sand snowmen / summer Santa pictures




Tuesday, 18 July 2017