From Denny: Well, now that we have finished Christmas breakfast at our house it's time to roll out these fun Christmas quotes and Christmas poems for you and yours to enjoy!
Oh, how rude of me not to give you the Christmas breakfast menu: a Dutch Baby Oven Pancake with spiced cooked apples and a side of Honeysuckle Italian style ground Turkey made into a sausage which I spiced up extra with some seasoned brown rice, smokey paprika, garlic and extra virgin olive oil before shaping into small patties and cooking on the stovetop. Yeah, it's a tough day at our house all right. :)
And, yes, I made the roast turkey yesterday since we like to celebrate Christmas Eve as well so that pressure is non-existent. Made a wonderful wet rub for the turkey that sat a day uncovered in the fridge to marinate: rubbed under the skin and on top with a mixture of red moscato wine, extra virgin oil, and lovely spices and herbs like marjoram, rosemary, sage, ginger, sea salt, black pepper, smokey paprika, garlic powder, a touch of lite soy sauce and more. Blanched the green beans earlier in the week so all that needs to be done today is to heat them up in clarified butter and some spices as a side dish. All the cooking left is to bake the Louisiana sweet potatoes which are a divine dish in themselves they are so sweet!
For plenty of holiday recipes and recipes for the entire year you can check out my four food blogs where I collect the best of our local cooks, my own recipes and variations, as well as the news and food networks:
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St. Jude's has been really good to families on the Gulf Coast where cancer hits hard (because of all the chemical plants it's been called Cancer Alley. The doctors are so astute they can tell a family almost exactly the block they live on they know the cancer cluster data so well). Those doctors are miracle workers and the staff is so dedicated. It really touches your heart there are such wonderful people working so hard to make the world a better place - especially for children.
Our local food bank does an incredible job as well, feeding military families as well as civilian, extending out to almost half of the state to help those in need.
So, check out Denny Lyon Gifts to purchase something, no matter how small, to help contribute through proceeds. Also, be sure to check the front page of Cafe Press for flash sales and steep discounts to help your wallet all year long! Cafe Press is always running some type of discount all year, practically every other day, so check back often.
Merry Christmas to my Christian friends. Happy Holidays to my Jewish friends and those of other religions and beliefs. And Goodwill to my atheist friends (who feel uncomfortable during the holiday season) but to let you know you are always welcome at our house and we love you just as much any time of the year. The holiday season is the time to set aside the the political and religious squabbling and remind us all to: just Share the Love.
Funny Christmas Quotes
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. - Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly. - Andy Rooney
Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. - Carol Nelson
Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. - Francis C. Farley
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. - Richard Lamm
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