Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
You may not keep a special album with your holiday memories, but I know your keep them in your heart. I would love to have you play along with me by sharing a Christmas Post about something special to you!
Whatever you like... no rules here...
a picture, craft, song, event...
just something you have tucked in your heart about Christmas !
I am giving MckLinky a try (oh, please, Lord... let this work!)
Beginning this coming Wednesday (so you have time to prepare a post)
Here is how it works:
From the Christmas Album will take place each Wednesday for the month of December. (There are only four left ~ the first one will be December 9th) I hope to post MckLinky by 8:00 EST on Tuesday the night before.
1. Publish your From the Christmas Album post on your blog.
*Add a link back to my blog so other readers will know where to join in the fun.
*You are welcome to use my picture. Just copy and paste it on to your blog
2. Copy the "permalink" from from your From the Christmas Album post, not the link to the front page of your blog.
*Folks will be looking through these links all week long. If you link to your main page, it will be harder to find your From the Christmas Album post.
3. Add your permalink to Mr. Linky.
*Do not sign Mr. Linky until you have your From the Christmas Album post published on your blog.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Eloise Wilkin - Little Golden Books Illustrator
(1904-1987) Eloise Wilkin's career covered more than fifty years, involving illustration and writing, free-lance drawing, and doll design. After graduating from The Rochester Institute of Technology, Eloise Burns and her friend Joan Esley moved to New York City where they hoped to have a better chance at careers in illustration. In 1935, Eloise married Sydney Wilkin and soon began a family of four children. She illustrated over 20 books with her sister Esther, who also married a Wilkin. In 1943, she was offered a contract with Simon & Schuster and worked almost exclusively for Little Golden Books until 1961.Eloise Wilkin, who passed away in the late 1980s, was one of Golden Books' most prolific and beloved illustrators. Some of her books, such as Prayers for Children, have never been out of print.
Do I love this!!
Taste of Home
You Will Need
3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cold butter, divided
What to Do
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat the water, milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat until combined. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
3. For filling, combine the cranberries, brown sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, walnuts and lemon juice. Cool.
4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 20-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread cooled filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place in a zigzag pattern in a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan.
5. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a small bowl; cut in 1 tablespoon butter until crumbly. Melt remaining butter; brush over dough. Sprinkle with topping. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Carefully remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
Makes 1 loaf
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
If not we'll order a bit more
Outdoor Wednesday posts!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Interesting thing though... as our own children have grow, married and have children, the elf population has also grown.
There is a green elf named Pistachio that annually arrives at my oldest daughters home.
Another elf named Mac Adamia spends December in our NY kids home.
Al Mond the elf takes up residence with another daughters family.
Santa doesn't play a role in our Christmas celebration and all of our little ones have a clear understanding of the true meaning of this special day. So, in addition to the traditional Christmas activities that focus on the birth of a Savior, we find little harm in our
sweet elf game.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I'm really sad I didn't get a picture of everyone that was there.
Please visit Mary @ the Little Red House for more Mosaic Monday.