Santa Is On His Way!

My cousin, Whitney, and her son, Patrick, were making their annual Christmas list this week. She’s an innovative mother and takes pictures of the toys Patrick wants with her cell phone then emails them to the North Pole! Patrick loves LEGOs and wants sets that cost between $50.00 and $100.00. She was taking pictures of numerous LEGO sets as they were going down the toy aisle. This was their conversation.

Whitney: “Patrick, I need you to tell me what your favorite LEGOs sets are because Santa won’t bring all of them.”
Patrick gives her a puzzled look and says, “Why Not? He’s Santa!”
Whitney: “I give Santa a budget every year. He can only spend the budgeted amount of money.”
Patrick: “Wow mom, you have Santa on a tight leash!”

Here’s hoping Santa isn’t on too tight a leash at your house this year! Merry Christmas!

It has been my pleasure to create recipes for you this year. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my posts. I am grateful for all the kind words and encouragement.

Published in The News and Neighbor on December 24, 2014

Tortellini Skewers with Pesto Vinaigrette

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Winkler’s Moravian Sugar Cake

Christmas is full of traditional sweets. My aunt Kakie’s peanut butter cookies and my cousin Clark’s fudge are beloved family recipes that will be passed down to the next generation. Some holiday sweets arrive at our doorstep as gifts from … Continue reading