Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I had the laziest day imaginable yesterday.  I broke down and made brown sugar fudge because it just isn't Christmas without it.  One bite of brown sugar fudge and I'm a kid again.  I also made cheese ball to take to my daughter's today, and made corn bread and beans for dinner.  That's the extent of my labors!  
I settled into my easy chair in the afternoon and watched an excellent tear-jerker of a movie, Life as a House.  I won't be soon forgetting that one.  
I haven't been able to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Christmas Story" on our DVD player because in our haste to send Dish Network their equipment, we evidently pulled the cord out of our DVD player and sent that to them, too.  I looked at our nearest Walmart, and I didn't find the cord I need.  However, "It's a Wonderful Life" was broadcast on TV, so I DVR'd it and Cliff and I watched it that way, zapping about two hours of commercials in the process.  
Cliff and I talked about how we wished we could go back, just for a few minutes, to an age where we believed in Santa.  
Granddaughter Amber spent the night and got up this morning wanting home-made cinnamon rolls; at first I brushed her off, telling her it would take four hours to make them.  
Then I got to thinking what a scrooge I was and started the dough.  After all, if I have a granddaughter in her twenties who comes to spend the night every once in awhile, she ought to be worth a little effort on my part.  I'm trying to hurry things along; I put the bowl with the dough inside a larger bowl containing warm water.  In the old days when gas ranges had pilot lights, the warmth of  the gas oven was just right for rushing the rising process.   

14 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I've been watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel for a month now. I've not seen The House one though. I love them all even the Grinch was fun to watch again. You are such a good Grandma making those home made cinnamon rolls. Beside church today with some of my family it'll be quiet here. Tomorrow is our family celebration.

TARYTERRE said...

I am an avid reader of your blog. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Merry Christmas!!

Ejoy...

Anonymous said...

Ooh! GOOD Grandma!

Michaele said...

Merry Christmas Donna!

Margaret said...

Homemade cinnamon rolls--yum! The brown sugar fudge sounds intriguing; I love brown sugar. We did our teacakes and cut out sugar cookies, which my girls(24 and 20) decorated. You're never too old for tradition! Have a very merry Christmas!

Rural Rambler said...

Merry Christmas to You and Cliff and all your family Donna!

Brown sugar fudge and cinnamon rolls-oh yeah!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Donna from Central Texas. Read your blog daily & enjoy it so much. You make me laugh quite a bit and bring back memories of my childhood. Pat

Ms Martyr said...

Merry Christmas, Donna. I know it's too late now but I've had good luck hurrying the rising process by putting the bowl on top of my clothes dryer and running it.

patsy said...

I knew great minds think alike my cremation p-olicy is pay and it is in the bank vault.

Lindie said...

Merry Christmas to you both. We're having a lazy day with most cooking already done and just exploring our gifts etc. I got a Nook and will be spending a lot of the day trying to figure it out!

LdyRoxx said...

Brown sugar fudge? Need a recipe! Merry Christas!

patsy said...

The pilot light rises my dough. what do you mean old stoves had pilot light? do they make them now without? perhaps you use electric?
i am glad you had a good day.

small farm girl said...

Merry Christmas to you too!