Christmas Gathering (a couple days late)



The snow finally subsided enough to make the trek to my cousin A’s home to celebrate Christmas with her husband and their family today.


Cousin A and one of her daughters were making cookies when I arrived. Daughter A went with a sunny-side-up, sugar cookie design.

 

The great thing about getting together with my cousin is she treats me just like one of the family. So right away I was helping roll and flatten cookie dough.


I know it might sound weird but being told, “Here, wash this bowl so we can use it again” is like manna from heaven. Everything felt so homey and relaxed.


Dinner was delicious with beef roast (yum!) and shredded turkey meat, mashed potatoes and gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted corn, broccoli, and a salad, And for desert, your choice of cheese cake, banana cream pie, sugar cookies, and peanut blossom cookies. 


I wish I would have taken more photos, especially of the after dinner fun of watching a few brave souls try their gift of jelly beans. These are not your typical jelly beans, although there are a few with flavors such as coconut, licorice, and blueberry. But most of them are scrumptious things like rotten eggs, baby wipes, boogers, and pencil shavings. You should have seen the faces when they chewed into the flavor of skunk spray! There was a lot of spitting and water guzzling. Do you think the people who create these things are chemistry majors? 


“So, John, what do you do for a living?” 


“I came up with this awesome formula that makes a jelly bean taste like vomit!”


Their mothers must be so proud…

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  1. Sounds like you had a great time!!!!! What a fun family you have, and adventurous, trying those very odd jellybeans!

    As for your comment on my blog, I am still in some turmoil about whether I might maybe be able to procrastinate, partly because the pain eased a little for 2 days but yesterday it was back at full force.

  2. EEEWWWWWwwww! Ya’ll can keep those beans…grandkids tried to pull that one over on Grandma Muzzie but you have to get up pretty early in the morn’ to trick this rockin’ grandma!

    I’m so glad ya’ll had great Christmas fun with your family. That’s what it’s all about!

    God bless and have a wonderful New Year!!!

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  4. Lori – I know. I’m people jump on the food so fast, it’s hard to capture a photo.

    All – I did not try the jelly beans after seeing the faces of the kids who ate them. The one that tasted like toothpaste came in handy after the skunk spray. And yes, the idea for the flavors did come from the Harry Potter story.

    KB – Sorry to hear the pain returned.

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