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Merry Christmas!

The tree was decorated with the help of the three year old grandson.  He was never happy with it, kept saying it needed more lights and things.  So of course we kept adding and adding, but he was happy.

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He said he wanted a winter wonderland with my Christmas houses, but of course he had to add a train.  His big brother put his train up for him.  I thought he was going to add some of his Thomas the Train trains to it but he didn’t.

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On Friday after we got the decorations done it all caught up with me and I was sick.  Blood pressure up very high for the first time in about seven years and on Saturday morning – it was bad- I spent 1/2 day in the local Emergency Room.  Guess I have to deal with this crap again, and with classes starting back in a couple of weeks it couldn’t have happened at a worse time.

Even with the trials of Autism/Asperger’s being around, I am so thankful for my grandchildren to be as healthy as they are.  I can always look around and see others that are not doing as well.  Sometimes when the meltdowns hit we neglect to see the positives.  I think that we sometimes let ourselves get overloaded with what is going on in our lives and forget that we have it so much better than a lot of others.

Merry Christmas to all!!

Merry Christmas to all!!

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Holidays, family and food….what’s your favorite?

Well, it’s almost that time again. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years – the holidays; a time for many things including family gatherings and food. Many of us have favorites that we cook every year and many of us like to try something new. I thought that this would be a good time to share favorite foods (recipes, pictures, etc.). Maybe there’s something you want to try that you haven’t attempted before, post that and see how many offers of help and suggestions we get.

One of my favorites for the fall is banana nut bread and apple crisp pies and of course chili.chili spiced cider

I remember making banana nut bread with my Mom many years before she passed. When I think about that and about family dinners, it makes me sad since both my parents are gone and both my mother and father-in-law as well. Granny (my mother-in-law) used to make jam cakes every year, that’s a lengthy process for made from scratch for sure.

Fruit salad, cranberry salad, candied sweet potatoes, ham, turkey, dressing, homemade biscuits with country ham, redeye gravy, white beans, pinto beans, green beans, turnip greens, corn bread, mashed potatoes, baked apples, fudge pie, chocolate cake, coconut cake, peppermint cake, jam cake, and on and on.

Jump right in here, what’s some of your favorites in the food department for the holidays. Share a recipe or two and some pictures.

What about those homemade food gifts – hot chocolate, spiced cider, fudge, old fashioned hard candy.hard candy 1 hard candy 2

I could keep going but now it’s up to you.