Monday, December 12, 2016

PugRanch Holiday Traditions

Well the weather outside is frightful
but my warm bed is so delightful

Yes Friends! 
It's Mr Bailey, hanging out in my favorite bed 
in my favorite part of the house
The Kitchen

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


Molly and Mackie said...

The kitchen is the best place to hang out - always! Yes, please - we will have a cookie or two. yummmmmmm
You look especially handsome in your festive tie, Bailey and your blog looks awesome for the holidays. We love it☺

Emma said...

Food isn't the reason for the season, but it sure is close to being the reason! Looks fabulous! I love your tie too, very sharp!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh yes, the foodables are a major part of Christmas - and the family gathering... lovely trads you got going on there!!! Love the tie Mr B. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Mark Muller said...

that are wonderful things you do while waiting for santa... we baked swans last weekend... and we got ravens :o)

Julie said...

Oh yum, yum, I do luffs your VERY tasty traditions!!!
And that Pug Train is just the bestest!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sheltie Times said...

What a wonderful tradition. We have the Shelties train!

Oz theTerrier said...

Those are lovely Christmas traditions. Ma is drooling over the words "carrot cake" because that is one of her favorites! We love your Pug Train!!

Zoe said...

All. Those. Noms.

I'll be rite ofur!

Christmas said...

Looks like a lip smacking tradition to me...BOL!

Casey said...

Mmmmmm. All that food looks super yummy!!

Moth said...

Wow what a lovely feast your peeps have prepared and I love the Pug Train :-) You are so right about the kitchen being the best place in the house to hang out - foodables can get dropped and treats available at any time. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

Sketching with Dogs said...

What could be better than a bed - IN THE KITCHEN!
Just right for sampling all those delicious noms.
Elliot and Cricket x

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yummy! We liked hearing all about your traditions
Lily & Edward

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

Wow!!! Everything looks so delicious!!!!!! I really like your tie! You look so handsome. Definitely ready for the holiday:)

Mara said...

Can I come over for bake-day? I am a very good cookie and cake taster you know!

Loove your tie! Brom is quite jealous!

Mara from Norway

tubby3pug said...

Great traditions

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What a lot of baking! Ghostwriter used to bake lots of cookies when the four siblings were kids. Now she gets her Christmas cookies from Aldi!
Your tie looks great, Bailey. Love the puggie choochoo train!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hickory Farm boxes. That brings back memories. Always, had some for Christmas. We love the pug train. We think it should come out more often...BOL! Great traditions....hope it is a tradition to drop some tasty morsels, for starting pugs, too.

Dory and the Mama said... have the bestest traditions Mr. Bailey...they all involve my favortite thing...foodies!!!
...and you are looking quite handsome in your tie!
Smileys Smoochies!

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Mr. Bailey...I think you forgot to tell us what time we are expected for the feast. OMCS......crab legs sound yummy and everything looks too pretty to eat. We love your traditions!!

stellaroselong said...

OH MY PUG we must come to your house ....its so pretty and so much good food, we loved that tie buddy!!!
stella rose

The Army of Four said...

You look VERY handsome in your festive tie! We love your traditions -- and we aren't just saying that because -- wait! Mini carrot cakes?!?!?! Our mom is drooling on the keyboard!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BAILEY.... you look FABULOUS in that tie.
OMD OMD we LOVE all your Beautiful and DROOL WORTHY Foodables... Esp that HAM OH and the RIBs TOO...
Your PUG train is OUTSTANDING.

Sarge said...

Wow, your candy cane tie is adorable! Does it smell like peppermint?!? I like when Mom and Mamaw do their cooking/baking day too. I always get snackers. I bet you did too. The roast pix is drool worthy! Mom tries to sing carols, but she couldn't carry a tune with a forklift. BOL
Grr and Woof,

Kinley Westie said...

OMD, dat looks yummy!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Yum, yum...we'll be right over to nosh at YOUR table! 😇

Millie and Walter said...

Wow! Those are some great Christmas traditions. We hope you all get some tastes of all those yummy goodies.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You sure do have some wonderful holiday traditions!!! And lots of very yummy ones too:)

Bailey - you look VERY handsome in your stunning tie.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Caren Gittleman said...

OMD I AM COMING TO YOUR HOUSE NOW!!! Wow you have some good eatin' going on there and you look darling in that photo!! xoxo DakotasDen

Ruby said...

OMD!!!!! LOOKIE AT ALL THAT FOOD??! Nows, I know where I'm goin' for Christmas!!! which bus to I take??
Ruby ♥

M. K. Clinton said...

We spend Christmas eve with the family and lots of food too. I LOVE your tie. ♥