Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Season Filler

(Newspapers, magazines, and my blog all have something in common. From time to time, there is a need for filler. Filler compensates for writer's block, extra space on the page, or lack of good stories. Here is today's filler. You can guess what my reasons are for including it.)

Teri's favorite Christmas carol, based on music - "Carol of the Bells"
Teri's favorite Christmas carol, based on lyrics - "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen"

This year's planned Christmas baking will include the following cookies and treats:

Bull Tongues - a tradition from my father's side of the family
Dunking Platters - Kev's fave - recipe from Todd Riddiough's mom
Toffee - recipe from Angie Nixon
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies - recipe given to me by my sister-in-law, Rachel, from "some lady"
Honey Milk Balls - from Aunt Kathryn (no one likes these but me)
Gingerbread - from sister-in-law again (she is a marvelous baker and cook)
Haystacks - you gotta love a microwave recipe
Fudge - in honor of my step-dad

My Christmas Cards go out to the following states and cities:

Arizona - Chandler; Lake Havasu City; Tempe; Tucson; Prescott; Scottsdale; Flagstaff; Gilbert

California - Crestline; Yucaipa; Hanford; Fresno; Walnut Creek; Mt. Shasta; Bakersfield; La Mirada; Sacramento; Folsom; Stockton; Mt. Aukum; Calimesa; Hemet; Woodland

Colorado - Longmont; Denver; Castle Rock; Thornton

Florida - Melbourne

Georgia - Douglasville

Idaho - Twin Falls; Rexburg

Illinois - Naperville

Missouri - Blue Springs

Nevada - Henderson; Las Vegas; North Las Vegas; Boulder City

Oregon - Salem

Pennsylvania - Allentown; Philadelphia; Centre Hall; Emmaus

Texas - Round Rock; Brownwood

Utah - Parowan; Ogden

Virginia - Fairfax

Washington - Ferndale

and this year, one went to Yigo, Guam
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