Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Candy Making And Baking Ritual

Pretzels covered in white chocolate
and dipped in crushed peppermint....

Yes, the preparations had gone according to my plans.
Now, the candy lay conspicuously and deliciously 
on the kitchen counter, for all to see.
The moment of truth arrived as the Mister
 obliged in a taste test.  Oh joy!
What cook has not delighted in that  look of 
appreciation and approval on the face of her beloved?

They were already bagged and readied to hand out,
when we had the sweetest of visitors. 
 Wee new grandchild Violet,
cooed and smiled as her mother sampled
the Christmas confections.
There was more approval and appreciation
and I delighted once again as they left
with containers of candies.
Yes, today was the beginning of my
traditional candy making and baking ritual. 
I'll be making deliveries to our church on
Christmas Eve.... to several of our friends 
that will be alone during the holidays. 

Christmas is a time of family, a time of giving....
a time of hope and a time of joy.

Joyous blessings.....Dee Dee
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