Happy Christmas!


It’s Christmas Eve-Eve and I will begin my chowder in just a few. Husband and I worked side by side all day yesterday gettng all our prep work done for today. Vegetables chopped, meat roll prepared, turkey injected, Italian Cream Cake made and frosted, Rachel got all the cookies decorated and they are just beautiful. Peanut Blossoms – done. As you know all my candy was made last week. Cream wafers – made and filled. Super dupers, chocolate chip and chocolate mint made and in the freezer. I will take them out in a bit. Then last night this older man who went to church with my husband’s family (they were Catholic) called about 8 o’clock. He wanted to know if I could make rolls like my mother in law. I told him no but I could make rolls that were good… why? He told me he had thought about her rolls for a week or more (my mother in law catered and also cooked for the Catholic school)~so I said “And…you need some rolls?” “Yes ma’am. I need some rolls for my Christmas Eve dinner. My daughter is coming to dinner and it would be real nice. How much would you charge me for a couple of dozen rolls?” I said “awww. Mr. C, let me just make you some and you come by and get them.” NO he wouldnt have it. He wouldnt take them if I wouldnt let him pay me. So I said “okay – how about $5?” Okay…he would be by about 11 on Christmas Eve day. Now, that isnt what I had in mind to do on Christmas Eve morning, but how in the world could I tell him no. He’s an elderly man, who may or may not have many Christmas Eve meals with his daughter and if I can make it better by making him a few rolls, then I am happy to do it. Well, not so much as happy but honored that he asked. I hope they are somewhat close to his expectations.

I better get busy, I know people will start arriving around noon even though we arent eating until supper time. It should be a great day of visiting, family and food.

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Much love to all – I feel like you are all friends who I come here to visit with every morning over a cup or two of coffee.

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Merry Christmas Susan,
I enjoy reading about all your preparations but especially enjoyed your call from Mr. C and your willingness to make his dinner special by making his rolls. Now that is what the Christmas spirit is all about. Your a kind person Susan and I am sure you will be blessed. Happy holidays to you and your family.

Merry Christmas Susan to you and yours! I have so much enjoyed meeting with you here on your pages over this past year. It’s been quite a year, a year of many ups and downs, gains and losses. Thanks so much for all that you share with us. May your Christmas be full of many blessings both great and small. Love to you all! I suspect those rolls you will be making this morning contain a blessing all of their own. What a dear sweet gal you are! Merry Christmas!


Joyeux Noël, Susan !

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Your gesture is indeed what Christmas is all about. That’s just lovely.

I hope your Christmas is wonderful.


Merry Christmas!!

God Jul!!


What a loving thing to do for Mr. C. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.