Monday, December 19, 2011
Soul Food #119~
In just less than 6 dodos as the boys would say..Christmas will be on our doorstep~
So far... a very different ...greenish one for us ..Hoping to have some white cover by the big day/night~Not just the sparse patches here and there..
Max ..4 ..is wearing the Santa's Helper apron that was bought for Ollie..
I can't show those photos because he started squirming and screaming when we tried to put him in it:)I have very funny photos..:)
We were baking tourtières.. his mom..Jacques and I.. and decided to make another little Christmas treat made w/ leftover tourtière pie dough..In French we call them "Pets De Soeurs"... Direct translation..Nun's Farts(Blush).(I really don't ever have a potty mouth)..And in French..we have called them that for years..so we don't wince at the words..we smile..
Max thought this was so funny..not that he knows what a nun is but he sure knows what the f word means..
We asked him to taste and he wouldn't..until his brother took a bite and loved them..it was not easy getting this photo..because all Max wanted to do was eat his treat:)
You roll out the leftover pie dough.. press brown sugar evenly all over the dough and roll.. either as a single roll or as palmiers.. slice, place on a parchment lined baking sheet and dot each w/ a small nob of butter..bake until sugar has melted and dough is cooked~
I have had time taking out ornaments..baking..reading,getting things ready,to think even more than usual.. if that is at all possible:)
While doing these every day things..
Gratitude for my family fills my heart first and foremost.
Few dear friends that never let go..or go..and come home:)
Seasonal friends that warm the heart~
Many many things..
But again this year I want to stress the importance of the friends I have made on this Wonderful World Of The Web~
The deep caring of some of you have meant the world to me this year.And prior years.
I love the fact that I have met some of you.
I love the fact that one friendship has lasted longer than some do or can.
I love the fact that young women my daughters ages are filled with love and compassion.
I love the fact that creative women try and make others shine instead of themselves~ They share their creativity..teach..watch..stand back and applaud..when the mentor..should be applauded.This is a generosity of spirit.
I love the way that in certain private e-mails..we wear our hearts on our sleeves,sharing advice,caring,kindness...or just a virtual ear.
I love that we get excited for new arrivals as in babies..sharing kid/pet/new home/old home shots.
I love that so many have not only known joy and can understand that life is not always a bowl of Mary Engelbreit cherries.
I love that some have only known joy and can sparkle our lives.
I love when I get an email out of the blue..that says:"I love your blog" could you tell me how to..
I love when my daughters read a post and say that it was cute..
Or that they call and ask me if such and such a recipe is on my blog:)That's why I started it:)
I love seeing life lived in Cannes,Australia,South Africa,New York,Paris,Singapore,the USA,Canada..etc ..
I love when I discover new ideas and get excited about someone's inspiration.
I love how a young woman can try and make a warrior out of me.
I love tender thoughts,reading:"I think of you."..Because I do too.
I am humbled and brought to tears when a religious gesture is made in Lyon on my behalf.
The same in South Africa..Imagine.
I am honored to have fun with you and to look forward to your visits.
I am grateful that if I need a friend..I am never alone.
You all have your great blogs I can peruse:)I can see where you have been, what you are up to..what your plans are..what you have learned,baked,loved,seen,done,photoed,made,created,experienced,written,accomplished,experienced~
You're all a Christmas gift to me..all year long.
This is my soul food for you today.
Du fond de mon coeur,je vous remercie~