Well the weather outside is frightful
but my warm bed is so delightful
It's Mr Bailey, hanging out in my favorite bed
in my favorite part of the house
The PugRanch kitchen plays a very important role
in our Holiday traditions
Every year Mom and two of the granddaughters
have a baking day in December
They really outdid themselves in 2009
pumpkin cookies, peanut butter balls and bars,
russian teacakes, mini carrot cakes and magic cookie bars
By the time they were done there was also
two pumpkin rolls and some mints!
Every year they pick different things to bake
OMD! the smells of all the goodies baking
When the house gets decorated
One of the first things to come out
is the Pug Christmas Train!
Then the BIG pawty is on Christmas Eve
The family comes over for a scrumptious buffet
Years ago when mom was a single mom with two kids and far away from any family, they always got a Hickory Farms box from the grandparents. Every Christmas Eve mom would fix some simple snacks to go along with the summer sausage and cheese. They would eat their snacks and sing Christmas carols.
After Mom and Dad got together the tradition continued
and as the years have gone by the Christmas Eve "snacks" has turned into quite the feast
Now everyone looks forward to the crab legs
sometimes there is smoked ribs
And we always have to have some Christmas ham
everyone brings some good food to share
And dessert is always goodies from the baking day!
By the way - did you notice my Christmas tie??
It was one of my birthday gifts from my special gal Dory
I will have to show you what else she sent me another time
Hope you are enjoying our
25 days of Holiday Fun!
Make Sure to Stop by and Visit:
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel